cover image The Old Silent

The Old Silent

Martha Grimes. Dell Publishing Company, $6.99 (448pp) ISBN 978-0-440-20492-3

``In Inspector Richard Jury's 10th appearance, the rewards of Grimes's skewering eye for characterization more than make up for the few occasions when the complicated plot gets out of hand.'' Jury, perversely winter-vacationing in Yorkshire, witnesses a murder. PW called this ``another tour de force for Grimes.'' (Sept.)