What kind of a person would kidnap two children?
That is the question that haunts Wexford when a five-year-old boy and a twelve-year-old girl disappear from the village of Kingsmarkham. When a child's body turns up at an abandoned country home one search turns into a murder investigation and the other turns into a race against time. Filled with pathos and terror, passion, bitterness, and loss, No More Dying Then is Rendell at her most chillingly astute.
With her Inspector Wexford novels, Ruth Rendell, winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award, has added layers of depth, realism and unease to the classic English mystery. For the canny, tireless, and unflappable policeman is an unblinking observer of human nature, whose study has taught him that under certain circumstances the most unlikely people are capable of the most appalling crimes.
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"Mystery writing of the highest order . . . durable, complex, and affectingly human."
--The New York Times Book Review
"If there were a craft guild for writers, I'd apprentice myself to Ruth Rendell."
"Rendell is a master of the form."
--Washington Post Book World
"Ruth Rendell is the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world."
Ruth Rendell is the author of Road Rage, The Keys to the Street, Bloodlines, Simisola, and The Crocodile Bird. She is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. She is also the recipient of three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America and four Gold Daggers from Great Britain’s Crime Writers Association. In 1997, she was named a life peer in the House of Lords. Ruth Rendell also writes mysteries under the name of Barbara Vine, of which A Dark Adapted Eye is the most famous. She lives in England.
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Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1971. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. 1st Edition. G, Ex-Library; tape stains to endpapers; pocket & remains of lending list on FFEP; library stamp on title-page, page 13 & on last page of text; shelfwear, one small corner bump, some soiling to the pages, foxing to the edges of the text-block, browning/G, Price-clipped; Edgewear, heavy creasing to spine hinges; tape stains to flap edges, spine fade, label ghost to spine, internal staining to spine heel. Crime drama. Jacket design by Colin Andrews. Scan on request. Bookseller Inventory # 021178
Book Description Hutchinson London, 1971, 1971. First edition. Hardback. Very good indeed in slightly edge rubbed and creased, slightly spine faded dust jacket, not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # A80160