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Martha Grimes is the bestselling author of 25 Richard Jury mysteries and also the acclaimed fiction Foul Matter, Cold Flat Junction, Hotel Paradise, The End of The Pier and The Train Now Departing.

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In the twenty-fifth mystery in the bestselling Richard Jury series by MWA Grand Master Martha Grimes, an unlikely trio of detectives teams up to solve three puzzling murders.

When the body of a French woman washes up on a wild inlet off the Cornish coast, Brian Macalvie, divisional commander with the Devon-Cornwall police is called in. Who could have killed this beautiful tourist, the only visible footprints nearby belonging to the two little girls who found her?

Written with Grimes’s signature wit, sly plotting, and gloriously offbeat characters, The Old Success is prime fare from “one of the most fascinating mystery writers today” (Houston Chronicle).

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Book Cover - The Knowledge

The Knowledge

London cab driver Robbie Parsons knows every street, every theater, every landmark in the city by heart. In the backseat of his classic black taxi is a man with a gun in his hand—a man who just a few minutes ago brazenly committed a crime in front of the Artemis Club, a rarefied art gallery-cum-casino, then jumped in and ordered Parsons to drive.

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Book Cover - Hotel Paradise

Hotel Paradise

A once-fashionable now fading resort hotel. A spinster aunt living in the attic. Dirt roads that lead to dead ends. A house full of secrets and old, dusty furnishings, uninhabited for almost half a century. A twelve-year-old girl with a passion for double-chocolate ice-cream sodas, and decaying lake-fronts, and an obsession with the death by drowning of another young girl, forty years before.

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In this stunning sequel to Grimes’s beloved Biting the Moon, young Andi Oliver is an amnesiac and drifter who awoke in a Santa Fe bed and breakfast with a man’s belongings tossed about the room.

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The Man with a lot of Mischief

Long Piddleton had always been wary of newcomers. But the quiet town was stunned when the first stranger was found dead, upended in a butt of ale in the cellar of the Men with a Load of Mischief. Then the second body appeared, swinging in place of the mechanical man above the door of the Jack and Hammer.

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THE OLD SUCCESS picked as one of The Best Crime Novels of the Year 2019

The New York Times, December 5, 2019 by Marilyn Stasio Lisa Sandlin’s irresistible mystery THE BIRD BOYS (Cinco Puntos, paper, ...
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The New York Times: Rotters, Holy Dusters and Murderers

The New York Times, November 1, 2019 by Marilyn Stasio Martha Grimes’s novels are a hybrid of mystery forms, all ...
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CrimeReads: Martha Grimes Has Plenty of Style

CrimeReads, November 11, 2019 by Molly Odintz It was a hot Sunday in May when I took a cab from ...
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Publisher’s Weekly review of The Old Success: A Richard Jury Mystery

The discovery of the body of a French tourist, washed up on one of the Isles of Scilly off the ...
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