A mutilated body found at a rock festival.
In spite of dire predictions, the rock festival in Kingsmarkham seemed to be going off without a hitch, until the hideously disfigured body is discovered in a nearby quarry. And soon Wexford is investigating the links between a local girl gone bad and a charismatic singer who inspires an unwholesome devotion in his followers. Some Lie and Some Die is a devilishly absorbing novel, in which Wexford's deductive powers come up against the aloof arrogance of pop stardom.
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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At first, the pop festival at Sundays went well and everyone was happy. But then two lovers found a dead body in a neighbouring quarry.Review:
'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)
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. 1973. First Edition. 191 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. White library bound boards with pink lettering. Moderate brown staining to pages on occasion. Front endpaper missing. Front hinge cracked. Mild tanning to endpapers and page edges. Ex-library with usual stamps, inserts and markings. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Mild tanning to spine. Mild scuffing and soiling to boards. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1479322175NAT
Book Description 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 1983 Hutchinson hardcover edition. Ex library copy with stamps and labels and without dustjacket else good condition. Bookseller Inventory # B0G-NOO-LPV
Book Description Hutchinson, 1973. Book Condition: Good. Little wear to boards. Content lightly toned with slight foxing to endpapers. DJ has edge wear and toning. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9995522406
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1973. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good +. 1st Edition. VG, Shelfwear, mild upward warp to front board, foxing to top edge of text-block, browning/G+, Price-clipped, edgewear, tears, small chips, spine fade, edge-browning. A Chief Inspector Wexford crime novel. Jacket photo by Colin Andrews. Expanded condition report/photo on request. Bookseller Inventory # 033002