In a vast, 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 investigation. To add insult to injury, it is Wexford's own nephew, Howard, who is leading the massive investigation into the macabre mystery. Even though Howard and his subordinates might think he's out of his league, and even though his doctor wouldn't approve, Wexford can't resist just taking a look at things for himself...
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A Chief Inspector Wexford mystery, in which a girl with no name, no possessins and no past, is found murdered in a vast, overgrown London cemetery. Wexford is in the capital for a rest on doctor's orders, but is drawn into the investigation when his nephew is given charge of the case.Review:
"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."
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. UK first edition, first printing. Book is near fine, tight, with no marks. The dust jacket is very good with a 1" closed tear to the bottom of the front panel. There is light chipping to the crown and the foot of the jacket spine. Not price clipped. Hard to find early Rendell title. Bookseller Inventory # 468