By Martha Grimes
Book 22 within the Richard Jury Series
The inimitable Richard Jury returns in an exhilarating story of puzzle, insanity, and fallacious id
Three months have handed seeing that Richard Jury used to be left bereft and guilt- ridden after his lover's tragic vehicle twist of fate, and he's now extra cautious than ever. he's deeply suspicious whilst asked on a case a ways out of his jurisdiction in an outlying village the place a tender girl has been murdered at the back of the neighborhood pub. the one witness is the establishment's black cat, who supplies neither criminal nor clue as to the girl's identification or her killer's.
Identifying the lady turns into difficult whilst she's well-known as either the shy neighborhood librarian and a fancy urban escort, and Jury needs to use all his wits and instinct to figure out the relationship to next escort murders. in the meantime, Jury's nemesis, Harry Johnson, keeps to goad Jury down a deadly direction. And Johnson, besides the imperturbable puppy Mungo, simply could be the key to all of it.
Written with Martha Grimes's trademark perception and charm, The Black Cat indications the exciting go back of her maximum personality. The superintendent is a guy possessed of prodigious analytical presents and style, but susceptible within the so much difficult methods.