Murder Being Once Done

Author(s): Ruth Rendell


It seems fitting that the final resting place of a girl's body should be in a graveyard. But this is no peaceful burial. This is a brutal murder scene. On strict orders from his doctor, Wexford is sent to London for a break away from the pressures of the Kingsmarkham constabulary. But then he discovers his nephew Howard is heading the investigation into the macabre murder of Loveday Morgan, whose body was found abandoned in Kenbourne Cemetery. Despite opposition from Howard and his team Wexford is drawn to the case. And when he unearths Loveday's connection to a religious cult whose leader was imprisoned for sexual abuse, he relentlessly pursues this sinister new lead...


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The seventh in the Chief Inspector Wexford series, reissued in B format. 20030723

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 The most brilliant mystery novelist of our time Patricia Cornwell Probably the greatest living crime writer in the world Ian Rankin Through the quality of her writing she's raised the game of the crime novel in this country Peter James One of the best novelists writing today P.D. James Rendell's mesmerising capacity to shock, chill and disturb is unmatched The Times [Wexford] has become an old friend who gets better with age Herald

Ruth Rendell has won many awards for her writing, including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for 1976's best crime novel with A Demon in My View, a Gold Dagger award for Live Flesh in 1986, the 1990 Sunday Times Literary award, and the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger. In 1996 she was awarded a CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. Her new Wexford Case novel,The Monster in the Box, is due to be publishing October 2009.

General Fields

  • : 9780099534860
  • : Cornerstone
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • : 0.0
  • : February 2010
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ruth Rendell
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.914
  • : 272