The body found under the hedge was that of a middle-aged woman. The gray eyes were wide and staring, and in them Inspector Wexford thought he saw a sardonic gleam. But that must have been his imagination. The woman was a stranger. There was nothing to give him her address, name or occupation, let alone any clues that might lead to her killer. Her death was rather unremarkable; it was her life that was a mystery.
Ruth Rendell (Author)
Ruth Rendell is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. She is also the recipient of three Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and four Gold Daggers from Great Britain's Crime Writers Association. In 1997, she...