The Old Silent Author:Martha Grimes With The Old Silent, best selling author Martha Grimes once again delivers a captivating assortment of memoraable characters that hover around the center of a gruesome mystery. In the tenth murderous case for Richard Jury, the new Scotland Yard Superintendent witnesses a killing in a west yorkshire inn called the old silent, while his highborn,... more » amateur colleague, Melrose Plant, wishes he could perform one as he drives his impossible Aunt Agatha to the Old Swan in Harrogate. The regulars return; Sergeant Wiggins (nostrums in hand); Jury's nemeisis, Racer; and acer's own Nemesis-the cat, Cyril.
Caught up in a triple murder, Jury would go to any lengths to help Neil Healey, the lovely widow of one of the victims. But neil healey remains silent as the yorkshire moors, quiet as the grave, while the scope of the mystery widens..
In Yorkshire,the residents of weavers hall-an elderly italian princess, who loves to talk about major poges's kill tgo cartridge ratio; Ramona Braine, mildly psychic or psychotic and her son, the beastly boy; ellen taylor, a leather-clad , chain smoking american novelist who is hot, very hot in new york; abby cable, who escapes the lunacy of the hall by living in the barn with her sheepdog, stranger, and who drags Melrose Plant along on a sheep-saving expedition; and above all, the eloquently silent Nell Healey.« less