Not in the Flesh
The twenty-first Wexford novel published by Hutchinson in 2007
Burden made a face. 'It’s nasty, isn’t it? It makes you wonder how feminists—all women in fact—can concentrate on any other aspect of persecution of women while female genital mutilation flourishes. Why isn’t half the human race up in arms?
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 can not reveal the precise cause of death. The only clue is a crack in one of the dead man’s ribs.
Ruth Rendell speaks out against female genital mutilation.
A report by Sue Lloyd Roberts on the Hidden world of female genital mutilation in the UK.
My horror at the thousands of British girls being mutilated in the name of ‘purity’: A harrowing insight into female genital mutilation by Ruth Rendell.
Contemporary Reads 1
- Karin Fossum - The Water’s Edge
- Laura Lippman - What the Dead Know
- Fred Vargas - Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand
- Khaled Hosseini - A Thousand Splendid Suns
- Reginald Hill - The Death of Dalziel
- Tana French - In the Woods
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