Help The Poor Struggler by Martha Grimes
Do you love a mystery? McCabe library has quite a few. Martha Grimes is one that has been a favorite for many years. In the book shown at right, she has her detective, Richard Jury [I have puzzled over that choice of name every time I pick up one of her books!] is in an out-of-the-way district of England. With his somewhat hypochondriacal assistant, Jury is working on a 20-year-old murder that seems to be related to the locally current murders of three children. As with any series there are several side characters that show up in most every book, but Jury is always the lead.
Each book is named after a pub or inn-type pub. The names alone of British pubs could be a book: Man With a Load of Mischief, Anodyne Necklace, Old Fox Deceived to name a few. Grimes is American, but she certainly has the British mystery down-pat. Make note of the character Melrose Plant [another curious name choice] as he is almost always present in a Jury mystery. He is certainly a mystery all by himself as he is a former earl. How does one get to be a former earl?
If you want to read this book now and can’t order it, our library will gladly loan it to you. Simply come by the church during office hours and we can leave the book out for you to pick up.
When Restrictions are lifted, Walk right in to McCabe/Kesler Library and pick and choose!
Just leave us the sign out card on the desk.