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- Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (9 Sept. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1491535687
- ISBN-13: 978-1491535684
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.6 x 14 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,904,876 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Some Lie and Some Die (Chief Inspector Wexford)
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"One of the best novelists writing today" (P.D. James)
"The most brilliant mystery novelist of our time" (Patricia Cornwell)
"Probably the greatest living crime writer in the world" (Ian Rankin)
"[Wexford] has become an old friend who gets better with age" (Herald)
"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) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'One of the best novelists writing today.' (P.D. James)
'The most brilliant mystery novelist of our time.' (Patricia Cornwell)
'Probably the greatest living crime writer in the world.' (Ian Rankin)
'[Wexford] has become an old friend who gets better with age.' (The Herald)
'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.' (The Sunday Times) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Anyway, let me get to the review...
During the brilliantly depicted rock festival in the grounds of Sundays House - the atmosphere of this is brilliant, and is part of the reason why this book, like all her best, sparkles with an individuality that makes the experience of reading it so special - the bands play, the weather is fine, and a good time is had by all except one or two disgruntled locals. Oh, and the sometimes-grouchy Inspector Burden of course, but even he lightens up to the idea eventually. However, as the festival begins to wind itself down, two precocious lovers discover a battered body in a nearby quarry, and Inspector Wexford finds himself investigating murder rather than his earlier duty of making sure everything runs smoothly, and law-abidingly, at the festival. The body is identified as that of Dawn Stonor, a local girl who had moved to London, returning only on occasional trips to see her mother. As with all Rendell mysteries, the plot soon thickens considerably and little is as it seems...
Some Lie and Some Die ranks among Rendell's finest Wexford mysteries. It's one of my favourites, along with Wolf to the Slaughter, The Speaker of Mandarin, The Veiled One and Harm Done. It's a short little mystery, but Rendell packs such a lot in here, a lot of plot that it's an incredibly satisfying, fulfilling novel.Read more ›
Good read.I couldn't put it down. Liked the portrayal of the pop culture of the period. As usual, Rendell looks at the psychological aspects.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
All Ruth Rendell books are good this was no exception...Published on 28 April 2015 by alice sunderland
The lady tells a good story, Chief Inspector Wexford is definitely one of the more human police officersPublished on 3 Mar. 2015 by Jean Naysmith