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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 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 372
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 271

    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

    • Put on by Cunning

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 11
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Charles Kay
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Sir Manual Camargue had just announced his intention of taking a second wife, 50 years his junior. On the same cold winter's day, he died as a result of what was surely a tragic accident. But Wexford doubts that Camargue's death came by misadventure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Best Mysteries I Have Ever Read

    • By Paul and Courtney on 01-05-12

    Regular price: $15.17

    • A Sleeping Life

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 10
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    The body found under the hedge was that of a middle-aged woman. With nothing more to go on than what appeared to be a sardonic gleam in the wide and staring eyes of the victim, It’s time for Wexford and his team to get pro-active. From a seemingly unremarkable death comes an intricate web of lies and deception.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • chapters are repeated

    • By Linda on 08-19-10

    Regular price: $13.93

    • The Water's Lovely

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Siân Thomas
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The man who had died was Ismay's stepfather, Guy. Nine years on, she and her sister, Heather, still live in the same house in Clapham. But it has been divided into two self-contained flats. Their mother lives upstairs with her sister, Pamela. And the bathroom, where Guy drowned, has disappeared. Ismay works in public relations, and Heather in catering. They get on well. They always have. They never discuss the changes to the house, still less what happened that August day.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favorite RR

    • By wobbly on 05-08-14

    Regular price: $9.49

    • Tigerlily's Orchids

    • A Novel
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nickolas Grace
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    When Stuart Font decides to throw a house-warming party in his new flat he invites everyone in his building. The party will be one everyone remembers. But not for the right reasons....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as grimly creepy as many other Rendell titles

    • By Kathleen Rogers on 07-03-11

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Talking to Strange Men

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Safe houses and secret message drops, double crosses and defections - it sounds like the stuff of sophisticated espionage, but these agents are only schoolboys engaged in harmless play. Not that John Creevey knows this. To him, the messages he decodes with painstaking care are the communications of dangerous and evil men, and as he comes face to face with the fact of his beloved wife Jennifer's defection, he begins to see a way to get back at the man she left him for.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Talking to Strange Men

    • By Linda on 03-18-12

    Regular price: $20.34

    • More of the Greatest Mysteries of All Time

    • By: Harlan Ellison, Vincent Starrett, Ruth Rendell, and others
    • Narrated by: Harlan Ellison, David Warner, Stephanie Beacham, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    More of the Greatest Mysteries of All Time is the second in a series featuring the finest short story mystery fiction by the most acclaimed writers, past and present. From Thomas Hardy, O. Henry, Jack London, Vincent Starrett and everyone in between, this unique collection, edited by multi-award winning mystery connoisseur Otto Penzler, is a delightful mixture of mystery and suspense.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What's the Story?

    • By Mantalis on 05-20-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • 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 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    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

    • 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 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 122

    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

    • An Inspector Wexford Mystery
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • A Sight for Sore Eyes

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    Having published 45 books, Ruth Rendell is an internationally popular mystery writer. She has won four Gold Dagger and three Edgar awards. She has been presented with the Commander of the British Empire honor, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. In A Sight For Sore Eyes, Ruth Rendell’s exceptional literary talent shines from each word. Teddy Brex is a handsome young man. Raised by parents who never loved him, he has grown to put his trust in objects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing labyrinth

    • By Yankee Bookworm on 02-13-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Shake Hands For Ever

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • Not in the Flesh

    • A Wexford Novel
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    When the truffle-hunting dog starts to dig furiously, his master's first reaction is delight at the size of the clump the dog has unearthed: at the going rate, this one truffle might be worth several hundred pounds. Then the dirt falls away to reveal not a precious mushroom but the bones and tendons of what is clearly a human hand.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Disappointing Experience

    • By Customer on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Babes in the Wood

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 19
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    With floods threatening both the town of Kingsmarkham and his own home and no end to the rain in sight, Chief Inspector Wexford already has his hands full when he learns that two local teenagers have gone missing along with their sitter, Joanna Troy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • as good as anything Rendell has written

    • By connie on 03-13-11

    Regular price: $20.34

    • 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 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    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

    • A New Lease of Death

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    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

    • Harm Done

    • An Inspector Wexford Mystery
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Harm Done presents the inspector with a most volatile challenge: the various guises of domestic abuse. The residents of a shabby housing complex in the London suburb of Kingsmarkham are furious. A convicted pedophile, released from prison, has returned to their community. At the same time, two young women disappear, each returning several days later with little memory of where she has been. As Wexford investigates, Kingsmarkham is rocked by violence and murder. To prevent further harm, the inspector must coax some surprising motives from the reluctant suspects.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Has Detective Wexford gone senile?

    • By Julie Jones on 07-05-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • One Across, Two Down

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nicky Henson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    There are only two things in life that interest Stanley: solving crossword puzzles, and getting his hands on his mother-in-law’s money. For 20 years, the puzzles have been his only pleasure, the money his only dream. It has never occurred to Stanley that his mother-in-law would try to outsmart him and the money would never be his. Until now. It is only now that Stanley, so clever at misleading double meanings and devious clues, decides to construct a puzzle of his own - and so give death a helping hand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By Suzanne fox on 03-09-18

    Regular price: $15.17

    • Thirteen Steps Down

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Mix Cellini (which he pronounces with an S rather than a C) is superstitious about the number 13 and has always felt dogged by ill-luck. In the house where he lives, there are 13 steps down to the landing below his rooms. His landlady lives her life almost exclusively through her library, blind to the neglect and decay around her. However, Mix is obsessed with the life of the notorious John Christie, who lived in the same Notting Hill neighbourhood at 10 Rillington Place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As always, Rendell writes a very engaging yarn!

    • By nina on 05-06-16

    Regular price: $25.96

    • No Man's Nightingale

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 24 (Unabridged)
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Sarah Hussain was not popular in the community of Kingsmarkham. She was born of mixed parents - a white Irishwoman and an immigrant Indian Hindu. She was also the Reverend of St Peter's church. But it came as a profound shock to everyone when she was found strangled in the vicarage. A garrulous cleaner, Maxine, also shared by the Wexfords, discovers the body. In his retirement, the former Detective Chief Inspector is devoting much time to reading, and has little patience with Maxine's prattle.

    Regular price: $17.76

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