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Not in the Flesh
by Ruth Rendell | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 3/29/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, June 20, 2011

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Searching for truffles in a wood, a man and his dog unearth something less savoury-a human hand. The body, as Chief Inspector Wexford is informed later, has lain buried for ten years or so, wrapped in a purple cotton shroud. The post mortem cannot reveal the precise cause of death. The only clue is a crack in one of the dead man's ribs.
Although the police database covers a relatively short period of time, it stores a long list of Missing Persons. Men, women and children disappear at an alarming rate-hundreds every day. So Wexford knows he is going to have a job on his hands to identify the corpse. And then, only about twenty yards away from the woodland burial site, in the cellar of a disused cottage, another body is discovered.

The detection skills of Wexford, Burden, and the other investigating officers of the Kingsmarkham Police Force, are tested to the utmost to see if the murders are connected and to track down whoever is responsible.
 


Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, June 25, 2011

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I've recently discovered Ruth Rendell but this is the first Inspector Wexford, sorry Chief Inspector Wexford novel I've read & I've not seen the TV series either. I found it an average crime thriller, nothing wrong with it but it just didn't grip me in the way that her psychological thrillers have done. For me, the side story of female circumcision didn't fit well as an extra theme & I found it uncomfortable reading.

Read as part of the 2011 ULTIMATE CHALLENGE (#79) themed "BODY PARTS" read for June 


Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at town centre in Wigtown, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, July 24, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (7/23/2011 UTC) at town centre in Wigtown, Scotland United Kingdom

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left on a bench near the Town Hall


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Journal Entry 4 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Moffat, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Found in laundry room at Camping & Caravanning Club Site at Moffat 


Journal Entry 5 by ukbuffalo at Moffat, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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I bought this book in the Camping and Caravanning club reception in Moffat. If you donate one book, then another can be bought for 50p. Otherwise the price is £1 . The money goes towards flowers for the site.  


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