Monday, April 23, 2018

The Knowledge

Taxi. The twenty-fourth novel in the Richard Jury series by Martha Grimes is titled, The Knowledge. I’m sad to say that this is the first novel by Grimes that I’ve read, and that has been my misfortune. In this installment, a couple is killed leaving a taxi, and the gunman enters the taxi to make his escape. The driver enlists friends to follow him and then follow the killer who leaves the cab after paying a fare with a good tip. By the time Scotland Yard’s Chief Inspector Richard Jury gets on the case, the action has moved from England to Africa. I was totally entertained by so many elements in this finely written detective novel. First, the characters are complex, finely developed, and endearing. The plot is complex, interesting, and paced perfectly. The identification of the murderer and motive come late enough in the book to be well-earned by fans of solving mysteries. Finally, the prose is well written and engages readers on every page. Fans of crime fiction are those readers most likely to enjoy this novel and this series. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase The Knowledge from

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