I haven't read any of Martha Grimes books before although she apparently has been writing them for a long time. Her Richard Jury series goes back to 1981 with "The Man With a Load of Mischief". Set in England, mostly London it seems, Richard Jury is the Chief Superintendent of Scotland Yard and in this book is investigating a possible serial killer. Young women belonging to escort services and very expensively dressed with Jimmy Choo or Manolo Blahnik shoes are being killed. Along with the murder investigation, Grimes brings in cats and dogs who communicate by telepathy and quite a few interesting characters. If I ever have time, I'd like to start at the beginning of the series. There were several f-words in this one and some English swears that mean nothing to me but other than that not much at all. I have to wonder if the earlier books left out the f-words. Rated R for those f-words (about 6 or 7 I think).