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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Rendell Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Wexford Mysteries Release Date: July 2015 ISBN: 9781461812036
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Who could have suspected that the exciting stag party for the groom would be the prelude to the murder of his close friend Charlie Hatton? And Charlie’s death was only the first in a string of puzzling murders involving small-time gangsters, cheating husbands, and loose women. Now Chief Inspector Wexford and his assistant join forces with the groom to track down a killer.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ruth 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 (London)

  • “Rendell never fails to come up trumps, and her millions of admirers will eagerly consume this offering as they have all the others.”

    Irish Times (Dublin)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 astrangerhere | 4/21/2011

    " Enjoying getting to see a bit more of Wexford the man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 10/29/2010

    " I figured it out! That never happens! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 9/6/2009

    " Good; Continuing character: Inspector Wexford; British mystery revolving around murdered truck driver, auto accident, and missing girl.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 5/27/2008

    " I have decided to read the Inspector Wexford series, and this was the first one I could find. Ruth Rendell is good at depicting both darkness and humor, and I look forward to reading more of these. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 3/27/2008

    " Fascinating characters and a good mystery, but the resolution comes out of left field and is a little hard to buy. "

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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

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.