Synopses & Reviews
They were two young women, strikingly similar in life…strikingly similar in death. Both strangled with their own scarvesone in Devon, one outside of a fashionable Mayfair pub called I Am the Only Running Footman. Richard Jury teams up with Devon’s irascible local divisional commander, Brian Macalvie, to solve the murders. With nothing to tie the women together but the fatal scarves, Jury pursues his only suspect…and a trail of tragedy that just might lead to yet another victim. And her killer…
“A superior writer.”The New York Times Book Review
“Literate, witty, and stylishly crafted.”The Washington Post
“Grimes is not the next Dorothy Sayers, not the next Agatha Christie. She is better than both.” Atlanta Journal and Constitution
“Read any one [of her novels] and you’ll want to read them all.” Chicago Tribune
Finally back in print-a classic Richard Jury novel from "one of the established masters of the genre" (Newsweek).
Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury takes on an elusive strangler in a case of family secrets-and family lies...
"Witty...stylishly crafted." (The Washington Post)
"[Grimes] gets our immediate attention [and] holds it...with something more than mere suspense." (The New Yorker)
"A superior writer." (The New York Times Book Review)
Two young women are strangled with their own scarves--one in Devon and the other outside a Mayfair pub called I Am the Only Running Footman. Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury teams up with Devon's local division commander to solve the murders. With nothing to tie the women together except their scarves, Jury pursues his only suspect. Original.
About the Author
Martha Grimes is the bestselling author of eighteen 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