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Martha Grimes, author of 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. While he stands in the Sicily 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 if these three killings, though very different in execution, are connected.

Week of October 19, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of October 19th include THE BOY FROM THE WOODS, a shocking thriller from Harlan Coben about a man with a mysterious past who must find a missing teenage girl; NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo, a mesmerizing tale of power, privilege and dark magic set among the Ivy League elite; THE OLD SUCCESS, the 25th mystery in Martha Grimes' Richard Jury series, in which an unlikely trio of detectives teams up to solve three puzzling murders that span three counties across England; MAKE IT SCREAM, MAKE IT BURN, an essay collection from Leslie Jamison that explores the oceanic depths of longing and the reverberations of obsession; and ATTICUS FINCH, in which historian Joseph Crespino draws on exclusive sources to reveal how Harper Lee's father provided the central inspiration for each of her books.