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Author: Ruth Rendell Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Series:The Inspector Wexford Series Release Date: August 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781461812029

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Sir Manuel Camargue, yesterday one of the most celebrated musicians of his time, today floats face down in the lake near his sprawling English country house. The consensus is accidental death—but Inspector Wexford knows the stench of murder most foul when he smells it. Particularly in the company of two suspects—one, the victim’s fiancée, who is too young to be true, the other his daughter, who may be no kin and even less kind …

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  • “You cannot afford to miss Ruth Rendell.”

    - New York Times Book Review
  • “Undoubtedly one of the best writers of English mysteries and chiller-killer plots.”

    - Los Angeles Times
  • “The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world.”

    - Boston Globe
  • “For readers who have almost given up mysteries…Rendell may be just the woman to get them started again.”

    - Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I especially enjoyed this Inspector Wexford Mystery because it took a little different turn--questioning the identity of the one who inherited. And, of course, the victim played the flute as I did in my youth. "

    - Florence, 8/5/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Wexford investigates the death of a celebrated musician. This is a classic police procedural. A guaranteed 3/5 for easy holiday reading. Ruthe Rendell was becoming Barbara Vine here, and you can see the psychological thriller tendencies creeping in. "

    - Amanda, 5/20/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good quick read. I'll read more "

    - Nancy, 4/7/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Pretty run of the mill detective story with that plonker Inspector Wexford investigating the apparent death by mischance of an elderly flautist. There is a suspicion that his daughter who inherits is being played by an imposter. Rendell leads the reader up a garden path. "

    - John, 4/4/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not a bad read but not as captivating as mysteries written by PDJames. Certainly an airplane book. Not much thinking but an entertaining distraction nonetheless. "

    - Daimen, 11/9/2010
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Rather an odd story. Quite intriguing. Enjoyable but I felt it went a bit astray somewhere in the middle. However it came together at he end. "

    - Hazel, 6/29/2010
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Somehow I didn't include this in my list of Rendell's books I've read. I just reread it, and this isn't one of my favorite of hers. I liked enough parts to give it 3 stars. But for a wonderful Ruth Rendell read, be sure to pick up A JUDGEMENT (sic)IN STONE. "

    - Mary, 9/2/2008

About the Author

Ruth Rendell (1930–2015) wrote more than sixty novels in a career spanning fifty years. She won numerous awards for her writing, including three Edgars—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 Writer’s Association. She was also the winner of the MWA Grand Master Award. A longtime member of the House of Lords, she lived in London.

About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. In 2006, she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration and in 2004 for Best Inspirational Literature Narration. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and has won nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she has appeared on stage at the Vineyard Playhouse and the Square One Theater, among others.