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