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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (584 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Rendell Narrator: Nigel Anthony Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN:
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For awhile, the rock festival at Sundays went well. The sun shone, the bands played, and everyone - except a few angry neighbors - seemed to enjoy themselves. Then the weather changed. And in a nearby quarry, two lovers found a body that made even Inspector Wexford's stomach lurch....

Soon Wexford is investigating the links between a local girl gone bad and a charismatic singer who inspires an unwholesome devotion in his followers. Some Lie and Some Die is a devilishly absorbing novel, in which Wexford's deductive powers come up against the aloof arrogance of pop stardom.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 2/15/2014

    " Some really fantastic lines but less enjoyable than previous Wexfords. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/8/2014

    " Not her best, but Rendell is always good. A folk festival turns into a baffling murder investigation for Inspector Wexford and Burden. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 2/2/2014

    " I think maybe I need to take a break from Ruth for a bit to better appreciate her strengths. This particular novel has many of her hallmarks, but feels more dated given the setting--a seventies-era rock concert. The novel takes me back to old episodes of Ironsides and Hawaii 5-0 with the psychedelic camera work and the du. wacka, wacka sound track playing as the chief works his way throught the crime scene. As usual, Rendell uses an outside work to provide additional context to the mystery. This time it's the lyrics to a rock song created for the purpose. That thing got worked to death in the course of the story. As usual, the story focuses on an unstable female character, who in this novel has a Jim Morrison knock-off as her Svengali-like foil. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rema | 1/18/2014

    " Op het eerste gezicht levert het jaarlijkse rockfestival geen problemen op. Totdat een jong verliefd stelletje op hetzelfde terrein het verminkte lijk van een jonge vrouw in een rode jurk vindt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jandblock | 1/14/2014

    " Moderately interesting crime fighting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lili | 1/10/2014

    " 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 Lynn Kay Vogt | 1/3/2014

    " Another good read of Brit Lit Suspense. Interesting twists along the way leading up to an usual ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terren | 1/2/2014

    " Slightly dated in some ways, but still a great mystery read. My first RR; I was verrrry pleasantly surprised. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Krissie | 12/11/2013

    " I'm sure this book is better than I give it credit for, but I distinctly remember dragging through it as through a chore, and I'm having a hard time remembering it now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 11/6/2013

    " Not my favorite one, but I will keep reading the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/5/2013

    " This is the first Ruth Rendell mystery I've read and I really enjoyed it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melaszka | 3/30/2013

    " Ruth Rendell has written some really good books but, IMO, this is not one of them. I found most of the characters completely unbelievable and Rendell's attempt to capture pop culture as off-key and embarrassing as your dad trying to rap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 3/14/2013

    " My first Inspector Wexford novel - at least as far as I remember. While the description and setting are dated, it's an intriguing enough mystery and not gory enough to put off this squeamish reader who can't cope with some more up-to-date blood, guts and all crime novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 2/11/2013

    " This book was set in the 70's in England. It brought back my teenage years to me and the music of that time. A woman is murdered while the town is having a big rock concert. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette | 12/18/2012

    " I like the Inspector Wexford series and this one was concerning a local rock hero and a music festival and the death of a young girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 9/14/2012

    " After I started reading this I realized I had read it long ago. Parts of it I did still remember (amazingly enough). It concerns a murder, a rock concert, and some psychologically warped characters. Perfect! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 8/15/2012

    " I enjoy the Inspector Wexford books. This one revolves around a rock concert where the body of a woman is found dead. And the search begins on how and why she was there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/19/2012

    " a nice Ruth Rendell yarn, was good to do the ironing too! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 4/11/2011

    " Not her best, but it's 100 degrees here. No walks, no yardwork, lots of reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginger | 4/6/2011

    " Ruth Rendell is consistently good, but this isn't one of her best. Good, though. I like the vivid realism of her characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginger | 3/3/2011

    " Ruth Rendell is consistently good, but this isn't one of her best. Good, though. I like the vivid realism of her characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 2/6/2011

    " Um livro muito bom de uma autora de excepção! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melaszka | 12/11/2010

    " Ruth Rendell has written some really good books but, IMO, this is not one of them. I found most of the characters completely unbelievable and Rendell's attempt to capture pop culture as off-key and embarrassing as your dad trying to rap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CaterinaAnna | 12/30/2009

    " My first Inspector Wexford novel - at least as far as I remember. While the description and setting are dated, it's an intriguing enough mystery and not gory enough to put off this squeamish reader who can't cope with some more up-to-date blood, guts and all crime novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/26/2009

    " After I started reading this I realized I had read it long ago. Parts of it I did still remember (amazingly enough). It concerns a murder, a rock concert, and some psychologically warped characters. Perfect! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kay | 2/8/2009

    " Another good read of Brit Lit Suspense. Interesting twists along the way leading up to an usual ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Krissie | 5/18/2008

    " I'm sure this book is better than I give it credit for, but I distinctly remember dragging through it as through a chore, and I'm having a hard time remembering it now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 4/14/2008

    " This book was set in the 70's in England. It brought back my teenage years to me and the music of that time. A woman is murdered while the town is having a big rock concert. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terren | 10/5/2007

    " Slightly dated in some ways, but still a great mystery read. My first RR; I was verrrry pleasantly surprised. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 8/31/2007

    " This is the first Ruth Rendell mystery I've read and I really enjoyed it. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Nigel Anthony is best known for his extensive broadcasts for BBC radio as a leading actor and for his Earphones Award–winning audio narrations. He has also appeared many times on television in series such as Casualty and Coronation Street, while on the stage he has appeared in Sick Dictators and Ghosts and has worked with Alan Ayckbourn and the Royal Shakespeare Company.