Around bleak Dartmoor, where the Hound of the Baskervilles once bayed, three children have been brutally murdered. Now Richard Jury of Scotland Yard joins forces with a hot-tempered local constable named Brian Macalvie to track down the killer. The trail begins at a desolate pub named, "Help the Poor Struggler".
It leads straight to the estate of Lady Jessica, a 10-year-old orphaned heiress who lives with her mysterious uncle and an ever-changing series of governesses. And as suspense spreads across the forbidding landscape, an old injustice returns to haunt Macalvie...with clues that link a murder in the distant past with a killing yet to come.
©2005 Martha Grimes (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio
Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too.
If you mean those by Martha Grimes, it is near the top. I have read her books before (when I had normal vision) and am now listening. I wish you offered all of her books on audible.
I tend the enjoy the scenes with the children and the various pub scenes with the usual cast of characters. I adore the amount of detail in her descriptive prose.
You could have used a different reader. Had it not been for the story and my love of Martha Grimes' work, I would have ceased to listen. I do not think this reader does her prose justice. He gets in the way and his voice gets on one's nerves. He is too flat.
I suppose the ending. I don't really think about books in terms of moments.
A very good cozy mystery that does not disappoint. If only the reader could have been up to par with the mystery itself.
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