The fifth book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford. The discovery of Elizabeth Nightingale's broken body in the woods near her home could not have come as a bigger shock. Called in to investiage, Chief Inspector Wexford quickly determines that the Nightingales were considered the perfect couple - wealthy, attractive and without an enemy in the world. However, someone must have been alone with Elizabeth that night in the woods. Someone who hated - or perhaps loved - her enough to beat her to death. The case seems straightforward. But Wexford soon learn that beneath the placid surface of the Nightingales' lives lie undercurrents and secrets no one ever suspected.
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"One of the best novelists writing today" ( P.D. James)
"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)
"Rendell never fails to come up trumps, and her millions of admirers will eagerly consume this offering as they have all the others." ( The Irish Times)
"A firm grasp of social concerns ensure that her novels are reflective of our own times, as well as hugely absorbing." (Louise Welsh The Times)
"This is Rendell on cracking form, with the entire accoutrements one expects from her." ( The Good Book Guide)
The fifth book in the bestselling Detective Chief Inspector Wexford series. Perfect for both collectors and new fans of award-winning crime novelist Ruth Rendell, who has written classic detective fiction and gripping psychological thrillers including End in Tears and Thirteen Steps Down.
Even the dead have something to hide...
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Book Description Arrow, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Bookseller Inventory # CHL982514
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