The Best Man to Die (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #4)

The Best Man to Die (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #4)

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by Ruth Rendell
     
 

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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

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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 . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307829535
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/03/2012
Series:
Chief Inspector Wexford Series , #4
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
80,072
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Ruth Rendell was an exceptional crime writer, and will be remembered as a legend in her own lifetime. Her groundbreaking debut novel, From Doon With Death, was first published in 1964 and introduced the reader to her enduring and popular detective, Inspector Reginald Wexford, who went on to feature in twenty-four of her subsequent novels.

With worldwide sales of approximately 20 million copies, Rendell was a regular Sunday Times bestseller. Her sixty bestselling novels include police procedurals, some of which have been successfully adapted for TV, stand-alone psychological mysteries, and a third strand of crime novels under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. Very much abreast of her times, the Wexford books in particular often engaged with social or political issues close to her heart.

Rendell won numerous awards, 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, and the Sunday Times Literary Award in 1990. In 2013 she was awarded the Crime Writers’ Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in crime writing. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer.

Ruth Rendell died in May 2015. Her final novel, Dark Corners, is scheduled for publication in October 2015

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 17, 1930
Place of Birth:
London, England
Education:
Loughton County High School for Girls, Essex

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The Best Man to Die (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #4) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mis-spelled words were so numerous it made it difficult to comprehend some sentences. Why are so many e-books like that? I did, however, enjoy the mystery very much. Ms. Rendell is my favorite mystery writer, and I enjoy finding older (1969) reads such as this.