The Boy in the River.
The Boy in the River. Richard Hoskins. Pan Books. [pounds sterling]7.99 p.b. 334 pages. ISBN 978-1-4472-0790-0. One aspect of our glorious multicultural future which is little discussed by its advocates is the variety of new and savage customs brought into England from Africa's darkest corners. One of these is the sacrifice of children, said to be `possessed' of `evil spirits'. The censorship that usually prohibits public debate over the less charming effects of wide-scale immigration was lifted in 2001 when the mutilated body of a young negro boy was found in the Thames in London. The police suspected that this was more than a simple murder and called in Richard Hoskins, a London criminologist noted for his knowledge of African religion and black magic. In this account Mr Hoskins explains how he used his own skills, as well as his time as a Christi= missionary in Africa, to unravel the killing. This is a very personal account and an enthralling one describing the police's work to bring the murderers of a hapless child to justice. Poor boy. Poor England. (E.S.)