is more delicious on a blustery winter evening than curling into a
comfy chair with the latest Martha Grimes mystery? An avid reader
of mysteries, but new to Grimes, asked me if she writes "cozies."
One could be lulled into thinking so as they settle into the warm,
friendly atmosphere of the legendary pubs that are central to each
Richard Jury whodunit. Especially when the regular cast of
characters emerges on the scene as the story moves from the
inevitable murder to New Scotland Yard Superintendent Jury's circle
of friends and colleagues.
But Grimes soon weaves the mo