An Inspector Wexford that takes place in London, not Kingsmarkham. Wexford is recuperating from a mild stroke at his nephew's house and takes on a local murder, an unidentified girl left in a rundown grave in the fictional borough of Kenbourne Vale. There are about seventy-five red herrings then the truth is revealed, Wexford getting to show up the younger London detectives. Has Wexford always been old? I think so. Anyway, it's another good one for Rendell.