Malaise and wanhope (and a codeine embargo) being as they are, I abandoned my current reading for an early Colin Dexter picked off the front lawn last spring. Does not age well at all. 'Do you really think it's possible for a girl to be raped?' Why yes, Inspector, I do. Why don't *you*, for god's sake?
No wonder Peter Grant has nothing good to say about cops in the '70s.