Three bestselling Detective Chief Inspector Wexford murder mysteries in one volume:
FROM DOON WITH DEATH
Margaret Parsons was a predictable, ordinary woman, but now she had met a mysterious death of passion and violence for which there seemed no motive or clue...
'One of the best' - SUN
A NEW LEASE OF DEATH
There was no doubt in Chief Inspector Wexford's mind... Painter had commited the brutal crime and he'd been hanged for it. But now, fifteen years later, someone wants history changed and they are determined to prove the detective wrong, at any cost...
'A cause for celebration' - SPECTATOR
THE BEST MAN TO DIE
Was it just a coincidence that Charlie Hatton, a cocky little lorry driver, had been killed on the day following that of Mrs Fanshawe's regaining consciousness? And was it murder or not?
'The mistress of mystery' - DAILY MIRROR
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"Rendell’s gift for characterisation illuminates every interview with a range of suspects and makes it a pleasure to watch Wexford and Burden at work" ( Sunday Telegraph)
"England’s premier detective-thriller writer" ( Spectator)
"The Wexford books clearly display Rendell’s great mastery of storytelling at its best" ( Sunday Telegraph)
"Here are the fears that haunt us, the nightmarish urban myths of our time... One of the most remarkable talents writing today" ( Jane Jakeman, Independent)
"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)
Ruth Rendell is the Queen of British crime writing. The author of over 50 novels, she has won many significant crime fiction awards. Her first novel, From Doon With Death, appeared in 1964, and since then her reputation and readership have grown steadily with each new book.
She has received major awards for her work; three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America; the Crime Writers' Gold Dagger Award for 1976's best crime novel, A Demon in My View; the Arts Council National Book Award for Genre Fiction in 1981 for The Lake of Darkness; the Crime Writer's Gold Dagger Award for 1986's best crime book for Live Flesh; in 1987 the Crime Writer's Gold Dagger Award for A Fatal Inversion and in 1991 the same award for King Solomon's Carpet, both written under the pseudonym Barbara Vine; the Sunday Times Literary Award in 1990; and in 1991 the Crime Writer's Cartier Diamond Award for outstanding contribution to the crime fiction genre.
Her books are translated into 21 languages. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091737338