Category Archives: Chief Inspector Wexford

Shake Hands Forever by Ruth Rendell

Robert Hathall has finally persuaded his mother to try and reconcile with his wife. As they arrive at Robert’s house in Kingsmarkham, his mother finds Angela Hathall upstairs on the bed, strangled. Enter Inspector Wexford who rapidly becomes certain that … Continue reading

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No More Dying Then by Ruth Rendell

So shalt thou feed on death, that feeds on men, And death once dead, there’s no more dying then. One February afternoon, young Stella Rivers vanished without a trace. Despite a heavy police operation, no sign was ever found of … Continue reading

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A New Lease Of Death by Ruth Rendell

Chief Inspector Wexford’s first murder case, many years ago, was an open and shut case. An old lady, Mrs Primero, was bludgeoned to death in her own home by her handyman, Harry Painter, for a few hundred pounds. There was … Continue reading

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Some Lie And Some Die by Ruth Rendell

1973 and a pop festival has come to Kingsmarkham. While DS Burden sees it as an opportunity for the further degeneration of society as a whole, DI Wexford has a slightly more positive view on matters. Everyone – apart from … Continue reading

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From Doon With Death by Ruth Rendell

There’s quite a list of authors that I should have read more of – but probably right at the top of that list is Ruth Rendell. And for no better reason than the fact that I found it on my … Continue reading

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