The Black Cat by Martha Grimes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Ms. Grimes' series has definitely made a comeback; while not as strong as the very early books, The Black Cat is certainly better than, oh, Stargazy. What drags her down is the very large cast she's created: we don't need to meet them, or hear about them in every book. We don't need to visit Long Pid in every book. The addition of Trevor and Harry Johnson were great, but then leave out Marshall Trueblood.
It's also noticeable when she drops in information that British writers would take for granted that readers know: "The Knowledge" or that the M 25 is the Ring Road. Still, a series I'll continue to read.
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