A Guilty Thing Surprised (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #5)

A Guilty Thing Surprised (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #5)

by Ruth Rendell

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A Guilty Thing Surprised (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #5) by Ruth Rendell

She took a peaceful walk in the woods—and found death waiting. . . .

“The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world.”—The Boston Globe


Elizabeth and Quentin Nightingale. A happy couple who lived quite graciously at Myfleet Manor in the gentle English countryside.

Elizabeth Nightingale found peace and tranquility on her nightly walks through the rich, dense forests surrounding Myfleet Manor. But the peace she treasured was shattered one night when she found death waiting in the woods.

Chief Inspector Wexford and his colleague Inspector Burden find a most unsavory case on their hands—and must use all their wit and wisdom to solve it . . .

“Undoubtedly one of the best writers of English mysteries and chiller-killer plots.”Los Angeles Times

“You cannot afford to miss Ruth Rendell.”The New York Times Book Review

“For readers who have almost given up mysteries . . . Rendell may be just the woman to get them started again.”Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345348111
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1987
Series: Chief Inspector Wexford Series , #5
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 280,595
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.52(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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