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The ninth book to feature the classic crime-solving Detective Chief Inspector Wexford.
Most people would have screamed. Mrs Hathall made no sound. She had seen death many times before, but she had never before seen a death by violence. Heavily, she plodded across the room and descended the stairs to where her son waited. 'There's been an accident,' she said. 'Your wife's dead.'
Chief Inspector Wexford could discover no motive, no reason, no suspect - al he had were his own intuitive suspicions. Probably he was reading meaning where there was none; probably Angela Hathall really had picked up a stranger, and that stranger had killed her. But why such doubt? Was Wexford becoming cynical and untrusting - or was this simply one of the most ingenious crimes he had ever tackled?
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"Rendell’s eerier capacity to comprehend disturbed criminal minds continues to astonish" (The Times)
"The Wexford books clearly display Rendell’s great mastery of storytelling at its best" (Sunday Telegraph)
"England’s premier detective-thriller writer" (Spectator)
"Chief Inspector Wexford is Rendell’s most enduring and best creation" (Daily Telegraph)
"Ruth Rendell's books are not only whodunits but whydunits, uncovering the motive roots of murder" (Mail on Sunday)
The ninth book in the bestselling Detective Chief Inspector Wexford series. Perfect for both collectors and new fans of 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 Bantam, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0099129108
Book Description Bantam. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0099129108 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1892786
Book Description Bantam, 1985. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0099129108