Some Lie And Some Die (Inspector Wexford #8) ~ Paperback ~ Ruth Rendell
When the body of a brutally beaten girl is found in a quarry during a hedonistic hippy festival at Sundays near Kingsmarkham, Wexford is first on the scene. The victim's face has been pulped by the back-end of a bottle, but who, in this atmosphere of peace and love, could be capable of such violence? The body is that of local girl turned stripper, Dawn Stonor, but it is the unlikely link between this ill-fated girl and the mysterious folk-singer, Zeno Vedast, that pique Wexford's interest. Through a web of lies and deceit Wexford uncovers a history of love and hate that began years earlier, and he realises that never has he witnessed a murder of such desperate passion... Author Biography Ruth Rendell has won many awards for her writing, including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for 1976's best crime novel with A Demon in My View, a Gold Dagger award for Live Flesh in 1986, the 1990 Sunday Times Literary award, and the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger. In 1996 she was awarded a CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. Her new Wexford Case novel,The Monster in the Box, is due to be publishing October 2009.