Most people would have screamed. Mrs Hathall made no sound. She had seen death many times, but she had never witnessed death by 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."
Chief Inspector Wexford could discover no motive, no reason, no suspect. All he had were his own intuitive suspicions. Probably he was reading meaning where there was none; probably Angela Hathall really had picked up a stranger, and that stranger had killed her. But why such doubt? Is Wexford becoming cynical and untrusting? Or is this simply one of the most ingenious crimes he has ever tackled?
"From the Paperback edition."
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
"Unguessable and brilliant." - "Listener" "From the Paperback edition."Book Description:
An atmospheric reissue of the ninth book in the bestselling Detective Chief Inspector Wexford series. Perfect for both collectors and new fans of the award-winning crime novelist Ruth Rendell, the author of classic detective fiction and gripping psychological thrillers, including End in Tears and Thirteen Steps Down.
Play with death. Deal with the devil.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Hutchinson, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1320763
Book Description Random House UK. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2642479687