By Ruth Rendell
The quest for the physique started. Then the sufferer walked into city.
Behind the picture-postcard facade of Kingsmarkham lies a neighborhood rife with violence, betrayal, and a style for vengeance. while sixteen-year-old Lizzie Cromwell reappears nobody understands the place she has been, together with Lizzie herself. Inspector Wexford thinks she used to be with a boyfriend. however the disappearance of a three-year-old woman casts a extra ominous mild on occasions. And while the public's outrage turns towards a lately published pederast and one other suspect turns up stabbed to dying, Wexford needs to attempt to get to the bottom of the secret sooner than from now on our bodies seem, and prior to a mob of neighborhood vigilantes metes out a coarse justice to their least favourite suspect. In damage performed, the violence is close to to hand, and evil lies quite a few doorways down the block
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Extra resources for Harm Done (Inspector Wexford, Book 18)
They’ll always turn. ” “Sure, heat-seeking missiles, beagles, and me. ” “He’s missing,” Desoto said, straight-faced. “Other than that we actually don’t know much about him. According to Edwina Talbot, he’d been acting strangely before his disappearance, murder, suicide, whatever. ” Carver repeated most of what Edwina had told him, and Desoto said that was just about the way the case went. ” Carver asked. Desoto waved a hand as if the question were almost irrelevant. “Suicides do these things sometimes, Carver; you know that.
He’d received a fat insurance claim along with his disability pension after being shot in the left knee during a holdup six months earlier, when he was a detective sergeant in the Orlando Police Department. The knee was ruined, locked at a thirty-degree angle for life. Eighty thousand dollars and a pension wasn’t much compared to being able to walk without a cane. Not the jackpot some of the damned fools in the department actually congratulated him on. Carver didn’t feel lucky. “Being wealthy isn’t the same as having something to do,” Edwina said.
According to Edwina Talbot, he’d been acting strangely before his disappearance, murder, suicide, whatever. ” Carver repeated most of what Edwina had told him, and Desoto said that was just about the way the case went. ” Carver asked. Desoto waved a hand as if the question were almost irrelevant. “Suicides do these things sometimes, Carver; you know that. They like for their survivors to wonder what really happened to them. Or maybe a person or persons unknown came after Davis, happened to catch him at breakfast, and threw him off the drop.
Harm Done (Inspector Wexford, Book 18) by Ruth Rendell