Martha Grimes is my absolute favorite writer and has been since the 1980s. I adore her stories about Richard Jury and Melrose Plant. She’s so witty and clever. The characters are so real and fun. All the books are named for pubs.
I own all of the books she’s ever published. She has others besides the Jury series. They are excellent as well. Search on Amazon and order some. You won’t regret it.
Her latest book is called The Black Cat. I started it last night and so far, it is as good as the rest. This one is autographed. As most of you know, my son is in architecture school in Ft. Lauderdale. There is a cool book store in Delray, Fla (just up the road from him) called Murder on the Beach. Martha made an appearance there last month on her book tour and my son went and listened to her talk and got me the book. What a great son! I sure wish I could have been there.
Anyway, I highly recommend this series. I think The Black Cat is #22.