Sent to London for a rest by his doctor, Wexford can’t resist getting involved in the investigation of a mysterious murder. Read by TV’s Chief Inspector Wexford.
In a vast and gloomy overgrown London cemetery, a girl is found murdered. A girl with a name that isn’t hers, and little else that is. A girl with no friends, no possessions and no past. Chief Inspector Wexford has been sent to London by his doctor for a rest – no late nights, no rich food, no alcohol and above all, no criminal detective work. To add insult to injury, it is Wexford’s own nephew Howard who is leading the investigation into the macabre mystery. Even though Howard and his subordinates might think he’s out of his league, and even though his doctor won’t approve, Wexford can’t resist just taking a look at things for himself.
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"Chief Inspector Wexford is one of the most admirable presences in mystery fiction today and Ruth Rendell. . . retains her place of highest distinction in the field.""--The New York Times Book Review""Rendell is a master of the form. "--The Washington Post Book World ""Undoubtedly one of the best writers of English mysteries and chiller-killer plots." "--Los Angeles Times""The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world.""--The Boston Globe""From the Trade Paperback edition."Review:
'One of the best novelists writing today.' (P.D. James)
'The most brilliant mystery novelist of our time.' (Patricia Cornwell)
'Probably the greatest living crime writer in the world.' (Ian Rankin)
'[Wexford] has become an old friend who gets better with age.' (The Herald)
'Rendell has quite simply transformed the genre of crime writing. She displays her peerless skill in blending the mundane, commonplace aspects of life with the potent murky impulses of desire and greed, obsession and fear.' (The Sunday Times)
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