Ruth Rendell A Sleeping Life

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A Sleeping Life

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The body found under the hedge was that of a middle-aged woman, biggish and gaunt. The grey eyes were wide and staring, and in them Detective Chief Inspector Wexford thought he saw a sardonic gleam, a glare, even in death, of scorn. But that must have been his imagination, and imagination was almost all he had to go on

The body found under the hedge was that of a middle-aged woman, biggish and gaunt. The grey eyes were wide and staring, and in them Detective Chief Inspector Wexford thought he saw a sardonic gleam, a glare, even in death, of scorn. But that must have been his imagination, and imagination was almost all he had to go on.

The woman was a stranger. Her handbag held little more than three keys on a ring and forty-two pounds in a new wallet. There was nothing to give him her address, her occupation or even her identity – let alone any clues that might lead to her killer. The woman was dead, but, as Wexford knew only too well, death, by murder is, in a way, not an end but a beginning…

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'One of the best novelists writing today.' (P.D. James)

'The most brilliant mystery novelist of our time.' (Patricia Cornwell)

'Probably the greatest living crime writer in the world.' (Ian Rankin)

'[Wexford] has become an old friend who gets better with age.' (The Herald)

'Rendell has quite simply transformed the genre of crime writing. She displays her peerless skill in blending the mundane, commonplace aspects of life with the potent murky impulses of desire and greed, obsession and fear.' (The Sunday Times)

'Intelligent, well-written, and with a surprising twist at the end.' (The Times Literary Supplement)

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"Through the quality of her writing she's raised the game of the crime novel in this country" (Peter James)

"Probably the greatest living crime writer in the world" (Ian Rankin)

"The most brilliant mystery novelist of our time" (Patricia Cornwell)

"Rendell has quite simply transformed the genre of crime writing. She displays her peerless skill in blending the mundane, commonplace aspects of life with the potent murky impulses of desire and greed, obsession and fear" (Sunday Times)

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

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