Even though this was the first Richard Jury mystery I read, I loved it, despite being confused about the cast of characters who surround him. I appreciate, Grimes believing that she doesn’t need to catch us late-to-the series readers up on what’s happened in the past. That irritates me when authors feel they must rehash past books. I need to go back and discover how this cast of characters came to be. The whole preposterous storyline was fun. The kids were strong and wily, and their friendship with the taxi drivers of London seemed not so crazy as the story unfolded.