Death Notes (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #11)

Death Notes (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #11)

by Ruth Rendell
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Death Notes (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #11) by Ruth Rendell

Sir Manuel Camargue, yesterday one of the most celebrated musicians of his time, today floats face down in the lake near his sprawling English country house. The consensus is accidental death -- but Inspector Wexford knows the stench of murder most foul when he smells it. Particularly in the company of two suspects -- one, the victim's fiancee, who is too young to be true, the other his daughter who may be no kin and even less kind . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345341983
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1986
Series: Chief Inspector Wexford Series , #11
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 227,061
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.89(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Ruth Rendell is the author of Road Rage, The Keys to the Street, Bloodlines, Simisola, and The Crocodile Bird. She is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. She is also the recipient of three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America and four Gold Daggers from Great Britain’s Crime Writers Association. In 1997, she was named a life peer in the House of Lords. Rendell also writes mysteries under the name of Barbara Vine, of which A Dark-Adapted Eye is the most famous. She lives in England.

Date of Birth:

February 17, 1930

Place of Birth:

London, England

Education:

Loughton County High School for Girls, Essex

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Death Notes (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #11) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For Inspector Wexford finds, this is one of his most challenging cases. In ¿Death Notes,¿ he is called to investigate the death of noted musician Sir Manuel Camarque, whose body has been found floating in the lake near his country house. Naturally, everyone wants it ruled ¿accidental death,¿ but Wexford senses that something, indeed, is not right. Two suspects come immediately to his mind: the aging victim¿s young fiancee and the other his daughter! Both, indeed, have struck discordant tones and the harmony of the of the work is most out of tune! Ruth Rendell, however, doesn¿t keep the investigation in Kingsmarkham for this one, as California and the south of France also play geographical roles as well. No matter. Rendell is at home whereever her setting and ¿Death Notes¿ is well-written and easily captures the reader¿s attention. Rendell is a master of the police procedural and with her indomitable inspector, this episode in a long running series is right on key!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago