Put On By Cunning

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Sir Manuel Camargue's death was ruled Misadventure, yet in spite of himself, Chief Inspector Wexford has niggling doubts.

Sir Manuel Camargue, one of the greatest flautists of his time, was dead. An old man, ankle-deep in snow, he lost his foothold in the dark, slipping into water to be trapped under a lid of ice. Only a glove remained to point where he lay, one of its fingers pointing up out of the drifts.

There's nothing Chief Inspector Wexford likes better than an open-and-shut case. They're so restful. And yet there are one or two niggling doubts — and the disturbing return of Camargue's daughter, now a considerable heiress, after an absence of nineteen years.

Is Wexford going to listen to that nagging inner voice of his? And if he does, what exactly does he plan to do?

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RUTH RENDELL has won many awards for her writing, including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger, the Sunday Times Literary Award, and the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger.

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This entry in Rendell's Inspector Wexford mystery series is probably better known to U.S. readers as DEATH NOTES. The apparent drowning death of Sir Manuel Carmarque, renowned flautist, draws Wexford and Burden, his assistant, into an investigation that will ultimately bring the detective to California and the south of France. Charles Kay reads in a pleasant, slightly rough voice well suited to the material. His range of accents, as well as his women's voices, is impressive. His renditions of American accents aren't perfect, but neither are they annoying. And while the mystery does meander a bit, and one does wonder whether a real police detective would really go to California on holiday primarily to continue an investigation, Kay's steady and skillful performance keeps one listening. M.A.M. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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