Rainbows End by Martha Grimes brings her Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury to the Southwest USA. Three women have died of “natural causes” in London and the West County. But were the causes really “natural”? Or were they murdered? The only thing linking the three women, one American and two Brits, is New Mexico. Jury heads across the sea where he meets a strange young girl with a pet coyote while back in London his pal, wealthy Melrose Plant, continues making discreet inquiries. Grimes combines nimble writing with a sprinkling of humor and intriguing plots. Most of the series is set in London.
Grime blends fine plotting, interesting characters, and a dash of humor.
— Deon Stonehouse
"Once again, Grimes hooks her readers with the engaging Jury and friends and with skillful tucking of hints into unexpected corners."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
When three women die of "natural causes" in London and the West Country, there appears to be no connection--or reason to suspect foul play. But Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury has other ideas, and before long he's following his keen police instincts all the way to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
There, in the company of a brooding thirteen-year-old girl and her pet coyote, he mingles with an odd assortment of characters and tangles with a twisted plot that stretches from England to the American Southwest. And while his good friend Melrose Plant pursues inquiries in London, Jury delves deeper into the more baffling elements of the case, discovering firsthand what the guide books don't tell you: that the Land of Enchantment is also a landscape ripe with tragedy, treachery, and murder.
"RAINBOW'S END is itself a literary rainbow. It's the skillful blend of mystery and comedy and pathos, a Martha Grimes trademark, that makes this visit with Richard Jury and company so memorable and satisfying."
About the Author
Martha Grimes is one of the few authors left carrying on the British detective mystery tradition, and doing it well. Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury and sidekick Melrose Plant continue to enthrall readers with their clever, darkly humorous crime-solving careers.