A Sleeping Life

ISBN 13: 9780007424313

A Sleeping Life

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The body found under the hedge was that of a middle-aged woman. The grey eyes were wide and staring, and in them DI Wexford thought he saw a sardonic gleam. But that must have been his imagination. However, he didn't have much more to go on. Time for the team to get pro-active....

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Rhoda Comfrey's death seemed unremarkable; the real mystery was her life.

In A Sleeping Life, master mystery writer Ruth Rendell unveils an elaborate web of lies and deception painstakingly maintained by a troubled soul. A wallet found in Comfrey's handbag leads Inspector Wexford to Mr. Grenville West, a writer whose plots revel in the blood, thunder, and passion of dramas of old; whose current whereabouts are unclear; and whose curious secretary--the plain Polly Flinders--provides the Inspector with more questions than answers. And when a second Grenville West comes to light, Wexford faces a dizzying array of possible scenarios--and suspects--behind the Comfrey murder.

Brilliantly entertaining, exceptionally crafted, A Sleeping Life evokes the dark realities, half-truths, and flights of fancy that constitute a life.

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"Rendell is a master of the form." --The Washington Post Book World

"An unusual detective story. . .intelligent, well-written, with a surprising twist." --The Times Literary Supplement

"Ruth Rendell. . .retains her place of highest distinction in the field." --The New York Times Book Review

"The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world." --The Boston Globe

"No one can take you so totally into the recesses of the human mind as does Ruth Rendell." --The Christian Science Monitor

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