What lies beneath a manhole cover in a London garden? The gripping new Inspector Wexford thriller, and a Sunday Times bestseller.
"Easily outshines most of the competition on either side of the Atlantic." - "Publisher's Weekly" "An undoubted tour de force likely to offer enjoyment both to readers with long memories and to those approaching it as a stand-alone." - "Kirkus Reviews" Praise for Ruth Rendell: "Ruth Rendell is, unequivocally, the most brilliant mystery novelist of our time. Her stories are a lesson in human nature as capable of the most exotic love as it is of the cruelest murder." - Patricia Cornwell
Ruth Rendell has won many awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for 1976's best crime novel with A Demon in My View; a second Edgar in 1984 from the Mystery Writers of America for the best short story, 'The New Girl Friend'; and a Gold Dagger award for Live Flesh in 1986. She was also the winner of the 1990 Sunday Times Literary award, as well as the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer.