This is my first Martha Grimes book. I am on page 104 and the story has already yielded a number of interesting characters and several clues that may prove to be real or red herrings. I find Grimes a good describer of places and atmosphere, and I admire her humour and turn of phrase. Consider this:
"Doesn't look very healthy to me," Wiggins said,eyeing it and then returning to his safer tea. Jury watched wonderingly as his sergeant spooned sugar into it with no regard at all for the tooth fairy.