THE MAN WITH A LOAD OF MISCHIEF (English Police Procedural) – VG
Martha Grimes – 1st of series
An Onyx Book, 2003 (Reprint from 1981) - Paperback
It’s Christmas time in Long Pittleton. When the second of two murders occurs with the bodies found in two separate pubs, one with his head stuck in a beer keg and the other draped over the pub sign beam, Det. Chief Inspector Richard Jury is sent to investigate.
Talk about a full cast of characters, that word being truly appropriate, including two small children, the annoying Aunt Agatha, the brilliant Melrose Plant and his butler Ruthven, pronounced Rivv’n. The season and locale also play an important role; I loved Jury’s delight in an unbroken field of snow. This was a delightful book with wonderful humor. I enjoyed it very much.