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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The Old Success by Martha Grimes

The body of a woman washes up on the Cornish coast. Quickly identified as a Frenchwoman are found by two little girls who seem to be reticent as if they have been slightly warned off talking too much.

Detective Macalvie is on the case and he is confused. When two more murders occur though in far off locations Tom Brownwell is called in although he is retired. He is convinced that the three deaths are connected but there does not seem to be any evidence linking the dots.
One of those cozy crime series (this is No. 25) which keep you going one with its location which is beautiful, the characters which are spot on and its very British sense of humour.

This was sent by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Grove Atlantic books.


  1. I'm an ardent fan of Martha Grimes her pub titles, and all of her eccentric characters!

  2. I haven’t read anything by Martha Grimes for a long while. Thanks for sharing your thoughts