My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Richard Jury is "on vacation", visiting Bronte country when he witnesses a murder. Despite his total lack of jurisdiction, he decides to investigate, especially since the murderer is a mysterious woman who is as silent as the namesake inn. His investigation re-opens a very cold child kidnapping/murder. Once again, we are treated to Martha Grimes' collection of colorful characters, old friends and new ones alike. Brian McElvie, the wonder lawman from the Devon Constabulary also gets involved. Another wonderful child plays an important role, as she and a pair of dogs are involved in the grand denouement. One of my favorite parts of this installment is out on the moors as the heroic sheep dogs save the day.
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