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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (399 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Rendell Narrator: Nicky Henson Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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There are only two things in life that interest Stanley: solving crossword puzzles, and getting his hands on his mother-in-law's money. For 20 years, the puzzles have been his only pleasure, the money his only dream. It has never occurred to Stanley that his mother-in-law would try to outsmart him and the money would never be his. Until now.

It is only now that Stanley, so clever at misleading double meanings and devious clues, decides to construct a puzzle of his own - and so give death a helping hand.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 1/15/2014

    " Well written. Well plotted. All characters get what they want and, more importantly, what they deserve. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fee | 11/29/2013

    " I found the murderer's mundaneness fascinating. This is not as complex as some of Rendell's other books, but it was hard for me to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley FL | 10/14/2013

    " This is a rare book that I liked a lot MORE at the end than the beginning. I picked up looking for a mystery, but it's really more of a psychological study of the main character (it is never a mystery what has happened or who was responsible). Very, very creepy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 "Whirlwind" Booker | 10/2/2013

    " Occasionally, I like to read a good, light, mystery. This one wasn't bad but I wouldn't say quite as good as an Agatha Christie novel but entertaining all the same. I would recommend it if you're looking for an easy summer read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margie | 9/28/2013

    " Compared to other crime writers, this is a great book. Compared to other Ruth Rendell books it's good, but not great. She does such a wonderful job of creating an interesting story even when there's no mystery involved; we know who did what to whom from the outset. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marco | 7/22/2013

    " An interesting analysis of the transformation of a loser into a killer, tempered with clever witticisms. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/13/2013

    " Always love Ruth Rendell!! This was one of her earlier works but the story was engaging and was especially interesting because I love crossword puzzles as does the protagonist in this book! A great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lili | 9/30/2012

    " I have yet to read a poor Ruth Rendell mystery. in fact I have enjoyed reading them all. Not all at once but over the years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaina S | 3/27/2012

    " This is a good beach read, not Ruth Rendell's best but it is a page-turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ros | 1/5/2012

    " The murder is planned with the brain of a crossword puzzler - until it reaches its dramatic final turn "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 11/22/2011

    " Rendell has done it again. She spins a great yarn and presents characters that are simple yet elegant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 3/9/2011

    " ( Horizontais Dois, Verticais Um ) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 mark | 10/16/2010

    " ironic downward trajectories and the banality of drab lives, a rendell specialty at times. as always, she resists easy condescension. fascinating and mordant, but at times the bleakness becomes almost formulaic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharonm | 6/6/2010

    " An older (’72) stand-alone based on crossword puzzler. The first half dragged, but the web the “villain” managed to catch himself in kept the last half moving quickly. There wasn’t much of a mystery here except how Stanley would be caught. Very satisfying ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley FL | 11/16/2009

    " This is a rare book that I liked a lot MORE at the end than the beginning. I picked up looking for a mystery, but it's really more of a psychological study of the main character (it is never a mystery what has happened or who was responsible). Very, very creepy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/25/2009

    " Great good fun.
    Rendell's good with creepy. Nothing like Highsmith of course and all's well that ends well--in this one at least.
    I'll try more of her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fee | 9/7/2008

    " I found the murderer's mundaneness fascinating. This is not as complex as some of Rendell's other books, but it was hard for me to put down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margie | 11/13/2007

    " Compared to other crime writers, this is a great book. Compared to other Ruth Rendell books it's good, but not great. She does such a wonderful job of creating an interesting story even when there's no mystery involved; we know who did what to whom from the outset. "

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About the Author
Author Ruth Rendell

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.