The sixth book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford.
On a stormy February afternoon, little Stella Rivers disappears - never to be seen again. There were no clues, no demands and no traces. And there was nowhere else for Wexford and his team to look. All that remained was the cold fear and awful dread that touched everyone in Kingsmarkham.
Just months later, another child vanishes - five-year-old John Lawrence. Wexford and Inspector Burden are launched into another investigation and, all too quickly, they discover chilling similarities to the Stella Rivers case.
Then the letters begin. The horrifying, evil, threatening letters of a madman. And suddenly Wexford is fighting against time to find the missing boy, before he meets the same fate as poor Stella...
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"One of the best novelists writing today" ( P.D. James)
"Ruth 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)
"Rendell never fails to come up trumps, and her millions of admirers will eagerly consume this offering as they have all the others." ( The Irish Times)
"A firm grasp of social concerns ensure that her novels are reflective of our own times, as well as hugely absorbing." (Louise Welsh The Times)
"This is Rendell on cracking form, with the entire accoutrements one expects from her." ( The Good Book Guide)
The sixth book in the bestselling Detective Chief Inspector Wexford series. Perfect for both collectors and new fans of award-winning crime novelist Ruth Rendell, who has written classic detective fiction and gripping psychological thrillers including End in Tears and Thirteen Steps Down.
The truth is never far from home...
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # TT01249674B
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
Book Description Hutchinson of London, London, 1971. Cloth Bound Boards. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition First Impression. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1971 First Edition First Impression. Signed by Ruth Rendell. Size octavo, 192 pages. Black cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine, with the dust jacket. Book condition fine, a very clean copy. Dust jacket condition very good, slight edgewear slight chips to corners and spine ends, spine a little faded, not price clipped, protected. Flat Signed by Ruth Rendell "Ruth Rendell" in blue felt tip pen to the title page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 014498