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2.99849397590361 out of 52.99849397590361 out of 52.99849397590361 out of 52.99849397590361 out of 52.99849397590361 out of 5 3.00 (664 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Rendell Narrator: Michael Bryant Publisher: AudioGo Ltd. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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There were some things about Chief Inspector Wexford's trip to China that he could never have dreamt of: That an old woman would haunt him from one city to the next. That a man would be tragically drowned. Or that, back in England, he would be investigating the murder of one of his fellow tourists.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gerda Vellinga | 1/29/2016

    " the novel is great, as are all of the books in the Inspector Wexford novels. The narration however leaves a lot to be desired. Michael Bryant speaks far too fast. He doesn't even pause for a second after a full stop. Slow down a bit Michael, makes the books more enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 1/11/2014

    " Very fast-moving Inspector Wexford installment, with a twist ending that isn't corny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/3/2014

    " Not as riveting as some of the other books in the Wexford series, due to the first third of the book being a travelogue of sorts detailing a trip to China. Interesting, but not as seamless as it might have been. Many red herrings here, and a good one to try to figure out before the last chapter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyrie | 12/21/2013

    " It was a good tale up until the very end. I didn't care for that. It made sense, I just didn't care for it. Rendell writes well, though, so I can't complain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Rogers | 12/14/2013

    " Not as compelling as the other ones I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 12/5/2013

    " ( O Enigma Do Mandarim ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gardener | 11/19/2013

    " I enjoyed this book, but did not think the trip to China, which filled half the book was really necessary to the story. A chapter would have sufficed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lili | 10/7/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roseann | 8/10/2013

    " Inspector Wexford Mystery--lots of twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janette | 7/26/2013

    " I like the Inspector Wexford series, this is an old one, she has written tons of them. This was an interesting little mystery with a few twists at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizzie | 7/4/2013

    " So-so mystery. Interesting character studies, as usual. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 6/28/2013

    " Not one of Rendell's best. The Chinese connection didn't add to the story but distracted from it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 6/22/2013

    " Fast and enjoyable, as always. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 6/17/2013

    " Wexford + China + 1970's = a good time. Every time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 4/26/2013

    " Great Wexford novel - one of the best. Set partly on Wexford's holiday in China and then in London when one of the party is murdered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 3/1/2013

    " I like all of Ruth Rendell's writing. The story in this was OK. Some of the cultural references were rather mired in the 1980s--something one must endure regularly with older fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 12/12/2012

    " Wexford goes on vacation. He goes to China. But while he is there, he keeps seeing an eldery Chinese lady with bound feet. He wonders what is wrong with him. When he gets home, someone who had been on the trip is murdered, and Wexford is the police officer who is called. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Ann | 12/5/2012

    " This was ok, but; the story really dragged along, and seemed a bit over done, for the ending result. I have one more to read in this 4 book series, hopefully it will be better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 7/16/2012

    " I like the way Rendell always plays fair with her twist ending, seeding them subtly ahead of time and then triggering them at the denouement. I'm learning to see them a mile away, which is half the fun. "

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About the Author
Author Ruth RendellRuth Rendell has been awarded three Edgars for best novel by the Mystery Writers of America, as well as the Grand Master Award. In England, the Crime Writers’ Association has honoured her with two Gold Dagger Awards for best novel, a Silver Dagger, and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer.