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 . . .
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Series:||Chief Inspector Wexford Series , #11|
|Product dimensions:||4.22(w) x 6.89(h) x 0.49(d)|
About the Author
Date of Birth:February 17, 1930
Place of Birth:London, England
Education:Loughton County High School for Girls, Essex
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!