Three compelling Wexford mysteries in one volume.
'A Guilty Thing Surprised'. Someone must have had good reason to murder Mrs Elizabeth Nightingale on a dark September night. And as Detective Chief Inspector Wexford investigates he discovers sinister undercurrents and dramatic secrets beneath the placid surface of the Nightingales' lives . . .
'No More Dying Then'. Seven-and-a-half months after the first disappearance, five-year-old John Lawrence failed to come home. It was only then that the letters began. Evil, mad, taunting letters - letters that made the worse, unspoken imaginings a brutal reality . . .
'Murder Being Once Done'. In a gloomy London cemetery, a girl is found murdered: a girl with a name that isn't hers, a girl with no friends, no possessions and no past. It shouldn't have been a case for Wexford - but it is destined to become one of the most macabre and challenging investigations of his career . . .