Tuesday 11 March 2008

British Mystery

Finished March 11
Not in the Flesh by Ruth Rendell
This Wexford mystery has two bodies. One is discovered in a shallow grave by a truffle hunter and his dog. Then, nearby, another body is discovered in the cellar of a boarded up cottage. As the police look through their missing person files, searching for possible identification of the two bodies, they also try to find out if the two bodies are related to each other in any way.
Wexford's one daughter is to be appearing in a new movie based on the book of a local author, and his other daughter is working as a social worker with the Somali community, and both have an interest in ending the practice of female circumcision. These activities also end up involving Wexford in ways he didn't anticipate. This is another great story from Rendell involving social issues as well as crime and intrigue.

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