According to the London Sunday Express, Ruth Rendell is "one of the best novelists writing today." For readers new to her work, this collection of five mysteries, all cases for Detective Chief Inspector Wexford, is a perfect introduction.
In Wexford, Rendell has created a rare and endearing character. Like all memorable and remarkable individuals, Wexford is a man of great intuitive power. His best performances are flashes of insight, solutions that seem more inspired by instinct than intellect.
"Rendell has a taste, a gift for the macabre. One never puts down one of her books without feeling chilled to the bone." (Daily Express)
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Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1979. Maroon hardback cloth cover. Reprint. 174pp. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Ex-lib. Bookseller Inventory # ren48a
Book Description Book Condition: Fair. Ex library book with all the usual stamps and markings. Wear and tear to dust jacket edges. Fly page has been removed. Tanning and foxing to page edges. Well usedc opy. Bookseller Inventory # T033216
Book Description Hutchinson, London, United Kingdom, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. True first British printing with original unclipped jacket (£4.95). Jacket has fading to/near spine, minor patchy edge/shelf wear and a hint of browning to reverse (white side). Boards are near fine with very minor pushing to head/tail of spine. Pages are clean and the binding is tight. End-papers little tanned. Top of page slightly dusty. No other faults. A nice copy of this collection of stories. All books described honestly and accurately. Paypal accepted. Bookseller Inventory # 003557