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The seventh book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford.
It seems fitting that the final resting place of a girl's body should be in a graveyard. But this is no peaceful burial. This is a brutal murder scene.
Under strict orders from his doctor to indulge in no criminal investigation, Wexford is sent to London for a break away from the pressures of the Kingsmarkham police force. But then he discovers that his nephew Howard is heading the investigation into the macabre murder of Loveday Morgan, whose body was found abandoned in Kenbourne Cemetery.
Despite opposition from Howard and his team, Wexford is drawn to the case. And when he unearths Loveday's connection to a religious cult whose leader was imprisoned for sexual absue, he relentlessly pursues this sinister new lead...
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"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" (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" (Sunday Times)
The seventh book in the bestselling Chief Inspector Wexford series. Perfect for both collectors and few fans of award-winning crime novelist Ruth Rendell, who ha written classic detective fiction and gripping psychological thrillers including End in Tears and Thirteen Steps Down.
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- PublisherAmereon Limited
- Publication date1984
- ISBN 10 0891903720
- ISBN 13 9780891903727
- Number of pages155