Harm Done (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #18)

Harm Done (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #18)

by Ruth Rendell
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Harm Done (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #18) by Ruth Rendell

The search for the body commenced. Then the victim walked into town.

Behind the picture-postcard façade of Kingsmarkham lies a community rife with violence, betrayal, and a taste for vengeance. When sixteen-year-old Lizzie Cromwell reappears no one knows where she has been, including Lizzie herself. Inspector Wexford thinks she was with a boyfriend. But the disappearance of a three-year-old girl casts a more ominous light on events. And when the public's outrage turns toward a recently released pederast and another suspect turns up stabbed to death, Wexford must try to unravel the mystery before any more bodies appear, and before a mob of local vigilantes metes out a rough justice to their least favorite suspect. In Harm Done, the violence is near at hand, and evil lies just a few doors down the block.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375724848
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Series: Chief Inspector Wexford Series , #18
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 308,032
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.76(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. Ruth 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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2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Jennifer Wong More than 1 year ago
Good book overall but fell short of the exciting beginning. A fun read and I may try another one of her books.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
There is nothing slow moving and boring about this novel. It is so absorbing and readable that the pages practically turn themselves. If you like the intelligent british detective story then you will adore Wexford. Let's you try and solve the mystery piece by piece while there is an ongoing subplot of the Chief Inspector's family. Loved it, Loved it, Loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read about 1 novel every 2 weeks but felt like I was riding on the back of a snail while 'trying' to get through this book. Slow paced, I kept waiting for a surprise around the corner, fireworks, something big to happen that you would expect to find in a 'mystery novel', but there never was anything. Draggy, choppy, boring, no thrill or roller coaster ride with this one. Extremely disappointing! Don't think I'd waste my time reading any of Ms. Rendell's other novels.