The Old Success

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Atlantic Monthly Press
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6.2 X 8.9 X 1.2 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author
Martha Grimes is the bestselling author of more than thirty books, twenty-five of them featuring Richard Jury. The recipient of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award, Grimes lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
Praise for The Old Success

"Martha Grimes's novels are a hybrid of mystery forms, all of them hugely entertaining. The Old Success is a perfect example."--Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

"Entertaining . . . witty dialogue keeps the action moving to the satisfying conclusion. Series fans and newcomers alike will have fun."--Publishers Weekly

"In terms of verbiage, slang and speech pattern, [Grimes] channels the British vernacular flawlessly. Some interesting subplots (one with a race horse, one with a race car and one with an updated take on the Baker Street Irregulars) help to tie up some loose ends and keep the reader guessing as they wait for the surprising big reveal."--BookPage

"The solution to [three] apparently separate mysteries proves much simpler than might be imagined--and who better to pave the way to that elusive truth than Ms. Grimes and Richard Jury, her brilliant creation?"--Wall Street Journal

"The twenty-fifth Richard Jury mystery continues the Grimes tradition of mixing solid procedural details with deft characterization and offbeat wit."--Booklist (starred review)

Praise for Martha Grimes and the Richard Jury mystery series:

"Delightful, surprising, even magical. They begin as police procedurals--someone is murdered, Jury investigates--but Grimes's love of the offbeat, the whimsical and the absurd makes them utterly unlike anyone else's detective novels . . . Although Grimes is American she has a wicked eye for English eccentricity . . . Original, civilized and witty novels that . . . truly are novel and, once come upon, they can become necessary."--Washington Post, on Dust

"Delicious . . . A prime example of Grimes' skill at balancing the serious with the lighthearted . . . Jury and his posse are terrific companions . . . Delightful."--Seattle Times, on Vertigo 42

"Intricate and entertaining . . . A delicious puzzle."--Boston Globe, on The Horse You Came In On

"Wondrously eccentric characters . . . The details are divine."--New York Times Book Review, on The Stargazey

"Swift and satisfying . . . grafts the old-fashioned 'Golden Age' amateur-detective story to the contemporary police procedural . . . real charm."--Wall Street Journal, on The Lamorna Wink

"The literary equivalent of a box of Godiva truffles . . . Wonderful."--Los Angeles Times, on The Stargazey

"Witty, atmospheric mysteries . . . Simply heaven."--Denver Post, on The Stargazey

"Read any one [of her novels] and you'll want to read them all."--Chicago Tribune

"Grimes is not the next Dorothy Sayers, not the next Agatha Christie. She is better than both."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Grimes is superlative at describing the physical world . . . And, when Grimes takes us into interiors, whether it's a posh country home or a down-at-the-heels flat, she is like Dickens in linking human character to habitat . . . A stellar series."--Kirkus Reviews, on Vertigo 42