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The Old Success: A Richard Jury Mystery

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?

While Macalvie stands in the Scilly Islands, inspector Richard Jury --- 20 miles away on Land’s End --- is at The Old Success pub, sharing a drink with the legendary former CID detective Tom Brownell, a man renowned for solving every case he undertook. Except one.

In the days following the mysterious slaying of the Parisian tourist, two other murders take place: first, a man is shot on a Northhamptonshire estate, then a holy duster turns up murdered at Exeter Cathedral in Devon. Macalvie, Jury and Bronwell set out to discover whether these three killings, though very different in execution, are connected. Written with Grimes’ 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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The Old Success: A Richard Jury Mystery
by Martha Grimes

  • Publication Date: October 20, 2020
  • Genres: Fiction, Mystery
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
  • ISBN-10: 0802148999
  • ISBN-13: 9780802148995