Road Rage - Ruth RendellHutchinson, 1997, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges, mostly at the lower edge.
2nd Impression. From the cover: “The building of a new road, particularly one which would destroy rural habitats unchanged for years, was certain to divide the local community.
Without any hesitation, Dora Wexford joined the committee of KABAL, Kingsmarkham Against the By-Pass And Landfill. The Deputy Chief Constable had got to hear of it and was quick to express the hope that Wexford wasn’t thinking of joining, as there was going to be trouble.
It didn’t take long for the environmental groups to arrive — from Friends of the Earth, a representative from the Royal Society of Entomologists, to a woman, naked underneath a sandwich board which read No, No, No to the Rape of Savesbury.
Then the tree people came, driving steel bolts into tree trunks at a height calculated to buckle a chainsaw blade. And they began building themselves dwellings in the tops of beeches and oaks. Even the badgers had to be moved. And it was in the clearing of a dense mass of brambles that the badly decomposed body of a young woman was discovered.
After only the briefest investigations, Burden was convinced he knew the identity of the murderer. Wexford, on the other hand, was not so sure. But while this particular investigation was underway, Wexford would be confronted with a situation that threatened everything he held most dear.”