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“Easily outshines most of the competition on either side of the Atlantic.”
“An undoubted tour de force likely to offer enjoyment both to readers with long memories and to those approaching it as a stand-alone.”
Praise for Ruth Rendell:
"Ruth Rendell is, unequivocally, the most brilliant mystery novelist of our time. Her stories are a lesson in human nature as capable of the most exotic love as it is of the cruelest murder."
—Patricia Cornwell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Ruth Rendell (1930–2015) won three Edgar Awards, the highest accolade from Mystery Writers of America, as well as four Gold Daggers and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre from England’s prestigious Crime Writers’ Association. Her remarkable career spanned a half century, with more than sixty books published. A member of the House of Lords, she was one of the great literary figures of our time.See all Editorial Reviews
This was a good, interesting mystery. Good character development, moderately surprising outcomes but rather obvious red herrings. Not disappointing.Published 1 month ago by Rockvillenana
I enjoyed this book but it helped to have read the previous bookPublished 2 months ago by Rebecca J. Owens
Another well-written Rendell novel. I never tire of them. Besides the mystery, I like to stay current with what's happening to Inspector Wexford's family.Published 4 months ago by Trevora Montieth
I've been reading the Wexford series for a long time, and this is a very satisfying addition. The tie-in with A Sight for Sore Eyes, one of my non-Wexford favorites, added another... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ariadne011
Anther great novel in the series. Love the interactions among the characters.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I haven't read this book yet as I'm stockpiling books for the winter snows to come. But I have never read a Ruth Rendell novel that I didn't like and I particularly like the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Brenda & Ricky
This was unusual as the murderer is revealed quite early on, but there are still plenty of twists in the plot, appeals especially to those over 50 years old perhaps, who can... Read morePublished 10 months ago by D. H. Mills
I was thoroughly captivated by the author's "A Sight for Sore Eyes" several years ago and just learned that this book continues the case. Read morePublished 10 months ago by A reader
Good I did not buy the book. Library book. I did not have to force myself to read it beyond page 5.
Dull. Small book. Read more