A triple helping of Inspector Wexford - three complete Wexford mysteries in one volume.
'Some Lie and Some Die'
For a while the rock festival at 'Sundays' went well. The sun shone, the groups played and everyone - except a few angry neighbours - seemed to enjoy themselves. Then the weather changed. And in a nearby quarry two lovers found a body that made even Inspector Wexford's stomach lurch.
'Shake Hands Forever'
Most people would have screamed. Mrs. Hathall made no sound. She had seen death many times before, but she had never before seen a death of violence. Heavily, she plodded across the room and descended the stairs to where her son waited. 'There's been an accident,' she said. 'Your wife's dead.'
'A Sleeping Life'
The body found under the hedge was that of a middle-aged woman, biggish and gaunt. The grey eyes were wide and staring. There was nothing to give him her address, her occupation or even her identity - let alone any clues to her killer. But as Wexford knew only too well, death by murder is, in a way, not an end but a beginning...