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    • From Doon with Death

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 1  (Unabridged)
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Terrence Hardiman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 281

    The first case for DCI Reg Wexford. When Margaret Parsons disappears, it's assumed that she's run off with another man. But then the missing woman's body is found and a startling discovery is made when Mr. Parsons lets the police into his home...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's worth starting here

    • By connie on 03-12-11

    Regular price: $14.38

    • An Unkindness of Ravens

    • An Inspector Wexford Mystery
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Chief Inspector Wexford finds nothing unusual in the disappearance of Rodney Williams, a husband and father who likely has run off with another woman. But when the man’s car and suitcase are discovered abandoned, can a body be far behind?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Plot

    • By Roberta L. Ruben on 07-31-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Veiled One

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 14
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Robin Bailey
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Concealed by a shroud of dirty brown velvet was what looked like a heap of rags. In a desolate subterranean car park of a Shopping Centre, Dorothy Sanders pulled back the velvet curtain revealing the grim discovery of a woman’s body. Inspector Michael Burden, for a while conducting the investigation without the help of Wexford’s intuitive genius, blunders down a number of blind alleys before uncovering the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5/5*

    • By Mark Miller on 05-29-15

    Regular price: $19.71

    • Classic Crime Short Stories

    • By: Ruth Rendell, Graham Greene, G.K. Chesterton, and others
    • Narrated by: Jack Shepherd, Patrick Malahide
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Discover a world of heroes and villains, suspense and intrigue. This riveting and comprehensive collection brings together some of the best crime writing of all time. Ruth Rendell and Frances Hegarty spearhead the modern genre, moving through the popular and rarely recorded Graham Greene, to Edgar Wallace and G.K. Chesterton and his master detective Father Brown. And that's not all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good colection

    • By Linda on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $14.18

    • Wolf to the Slaughter

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Robin Bailey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    Anita Margolis had vanished. There was no body, no crime, nothing more concrete than an anonymous letter and a name. A pattern soon emerged to the investigation. Not only had Anita been wealthy and flighty, she had been thoroughly immortal, too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Throroughly Enjoyable Mystery!

    • By Sarah on 05-11-15

    Regular price: $13.93

    • The Face of Trespass

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Two years ago, he had been a promising young novelist. Now he barely survives in a near derelict cottage with only his own obsessive thoughts for company. Two years of loving Drusilla - the rich, unstable girl with everything she needed, and a husband she wanted dead. The affair was over. But the long slide into violence had just begun....

    Regular price: $16.02

    • Kissing the Gunner’s Daughter

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Wexford is horrified by the carnage he encounters at Tancred Manor, home of a famous anthropologist, but he is determined to do all that he can for 17-year-old Daisy, the only survivor of the mass murders that obliterated her family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining but predictable with rushed ending

    • By Customer on 08-17-12

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Shake Hands For Ever

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    This case is proving a difficult one for Chief Inspector Wexford. All he has to go on is his own intuitive suspicions. Was he becoming cynical and untrusting or was this one of the most ingenious crimes he had ever tackled?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ruth Rendell Does Not Fail You For A Good Read

    • By Electic Chef on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $15.17

    • The Copper Peacock and Other Stories

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    With deceptive economy in these nine short stories, Ruth Rendell indicates hidden depths in ordinary events and creates a sense of profound unease. The stories are: 'A Pair of Yellow Lilies', 'Paperwork', 'Mother’s Hel'p, 'Long Live the Queen', 'Dying Happy', 'The Copper Peacock', 'Weeds', 'The Fish-Sitter', and 'An Unwanted Woman'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nine tales of the unexpected

    • By Zaubermond on 02-02-13

    Regular price: $16.41

    • The Rottweiler

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    The first girl had a bite mark on her neck, but they traced the DNA to her boyfriend. But the tabloids got hold of the story and called the killer 'The Rottweiler' and the name stuck. The latest murder takes place very near Inez Ferry's antique shop in Marylebone. When the Rottweiler’s trinkets start showing up in the shop, suddenly, everyone Inez knows is a suspect, and the killer feels all too close.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of atmosphere, and a Freudian mystery.

    • By Sparkly on 11-03-12

    Regular price: $21.48

    • The Best Man to Die

    • An Inspector Wexford Mystery
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic who-dunnit

    • By Kathi on 02-24-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A New Lease of Death

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    Wexford had every reason to remember the Painter case - it was the first murder he'd ever handled on his own. There had been no doubts about the case, until now. Someone wants the case reopened, and they want Wexford proved wrong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New Lease of Death

    • By Nicole on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $15.66

    • The Crocodile Bird

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Liza is raised in a remote rural hamlet. One evening, Liza’s mother orders her to leave home forever. Paralyzed at having to fend for herself, Liza finds refuge with Sean, a drifter with whom she begins to share the bizarre story of her life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Crocodile Bird-not Rendell's best, still good

    • By Fay on 02-28-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Some Lie and Some Die

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    For a while the music Festival in Kingsmarkham was going well. The sun shone, the groups played and everyone - except a few angry neighbours - seemed to enjoy themselves. Then the weather changed, and a young couple made a gruesome discovery.In spite of dire predictions, the rock festival in Kingsmarkham seemed to be going off without a hitch, that is, until a hideously disfigured body is discovered in the nearby quarry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex and compelling

    • By Sarah on 05-11-15

    Regular price: $17.76

    • The Girl Next Door

    • A Novel
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 127

    In the waning months of the second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood outside London. Throughout the summer of 1944 - until one father forbids it - the subterranean space becomes their "secret garden," where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kept unfolding more twists and turns

    • By Happy Helena on 02-08-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • An Unkindness of Ravens

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 13
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Michael Bryant
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Rodney Williams's disappearance seems typical to Chief Inspector Wexford - a simple case of a man running off with a woman other than his wife. But when another woman reports that her husband is missing, the case turns unpleasantly complex.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly written and very entertaining

    • By Marilyn on 06-02-09

    Regular price: $18.33

    • The Keys to the Street

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    Mary Jago had donated her own bone marrow to save the life of someone she didn’t know. And this generous act led directly to the bitter break-up of her affair with Alistair. For him, it was as though her beauty had been plundered. But the man whose life she had saved would change Mary’s life in a way she could never have imagined.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery with humor and insight

    • By Ida Hagman on 10-02-12

    Regular price: $21.48

    • Kissing the Gunner's Daughter

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 15 (Unabridged)
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Robin Bailey
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    The massacre at Tancred House seems at first to be the work of a burglar, panicked into killing. But Chief Inspector Wexford believes there are links with the murder of a Kingsmarkham detective some ten months earlier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Rendell's Best

    • By L. K. on 05-14-15

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Dark Corners

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104

    When his father dies, Carl Martin, a philosophy graduate and struggling novelist, inherits a house in a trendy London neighborhood. Carl needs cash, however, so he rents the upstairs room and kitchen to the first person he interviews, Dermot McKinnon. That was colossal mistake number one. Mistake number two was keeping his father's bizarre collection of homeopathic "cures" that he found in the medicine cabinet, including a stash of controversial diet pills.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Love Good Mysteries on 05-20-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Ruth Rendell BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Oona Beeson, Jamie Glover, Peter Wingfield, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Full-cast dramatisations of seven of Ruth Rendell's tense psychological thrillers. This collection includes The Bridesmaid, Going Wrong, King Solomon’s Carpet, People Don’t Do Such Things, The Fever Tree, The Dreadful Day of Judgment and Thornapple. Among the casts of these seven suspenseful adaptations are Jamie Glover, Mark Strong, Reece Shearsmith, Paul Rhys, Danny Sapani and Juliet Aubrey. 

    Regular price: $21.81

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