An accountant takes his mother to his home for the weekend with the view of improving relations between her and his second wife, but on their arrival, his wife is found strangled.
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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" ( 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" ( Sunday Times)
An atmospheric reissue of the ninth book in the bestselling Detective Chief Inspector Wexford series. Perfect for both collectors and new fans of the award-winning crime novelist Ruth Rendell, the author of classic detective fiction and gripping psychological thrillers, including End in Tears and Thirteen Steps Down.
Play with death. Deal with the devil.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1975. Book Condition: Good. Re-issue. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP70198203
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004177133
Book Description HUTCHINSON 1975, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 1st edition good hardback no dustwrapper, ex library, leaning a bit. Bookseller Inventory # 003730
Book Description Book Condition: Fair. Ex library book with all the usual stamps and markings. Book in a plastic cover. Heavy wear to spine and covers of dust jacket. Tanning to page edges. Bookseller Inventory # T013012
Book Description Hutchinson & Co Ltd, London, 1975. Black hardback cloth cover. First Edition. 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 216pp. With dust jacket Ex-lib reading copy. Fep missing. Bookseller Inventory # ren70a
Book Description London, Hutchinson, 1975; 0 09 122760 7, 1975. 1st Edition; Ex-Library; Good+/ Dj Very good; 216pp; Pale grey covers; Dust jacket has price clipped. Usual library markings. A Chief Inspector Wexford novel. Bookseller Inventory # 8108
Book Description London: Hutchinson, 1975, London, 1975. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Ex-Library. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Fair. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. ex-library with usual stamps, markings, remnants etc etc. Some staining to compressed edge affecting pages - but away from text. Some slackness. Dust Jacket in plastic protector is taped to boards. Price-clipped and with underside Cellotape showing through to the surface on two places on spine. No great shakes - reading copy. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 000282
Book Description Century Hutchinson Ltd, London, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Near fine book in clean fresh black cloth covers with bright gilt titles to spine; a very small indentation to front. Internally mint and free of inscriptions except SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR to the title page. The dust jacket is near fine with a small clip but with publishers price label adjacent; very small indentation to front. A most attractive copy. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 015373
Book Description Hutchinson & Co (Publishers) Ltd, London, 1975. Papered Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 20.5cm, 216pp, d/w - price-clipped, vertical crease to front flap, and small crease to rear flap, nick at head of spine. VG in good only d/w. Bookseller Inventory # 002008
Book Description Hutchinson of London, London, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition First Impression. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1975 First Edition First Impression. Signed by Ruth Rendell. Size octavo, 215 pages. Black hard cover with gilt titles to the spine, with the dust jacket. Book condition near fine, corners and spine ends slightly rubbed, else fine, a very clean copy. Dust jacket condition very good, corners and spine ends rubbed with a couple of minute creases, 1 inch tear to base of spine at front fold, spine faded, not price clipped, protected. Flat signed by Ruth Rendell "Ruth Rendell" in black pen to the title page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 014499