Ruth Rendell (1930-2015) was an English politician and author of thrillers and mysteries. Rendell began her writing career as a journalist for a local Essex paper. She published her first novel From Doon with Death in 1964, it featured her most famous character Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford. She would go on to write many more books in the Wexford series which were later adapted for television as The Ruth Rendell Mysteries between 1987 and 2000. In 1997 she was created a life peer and sat in the House of Lords. She was the winner of many literary awards including three Edgars and the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association.
The Best Man to Die (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #4)by Ruth Rendell
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 . . .
Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- February 17, 1930
- Place of Birth:
- London, England
- Loughton County High School for Girls, Essex
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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.