No More Dying Then (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #6)

No More Dying Then (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #6)

by Ruth Rendell
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No More Dying Then (Chief Inspector Wexford Series #6) by Ruth Rendell

What kind of a person would kidnap two children?

That is the question that haunts Wexford when a five-year-old boy and a twelve-year-old girl disappear from the village of Kingsmarkham. When a child's body turns up at an abandoned country home one search turns into a murder investigation and the other turns into a race against time. Filled with pathos and terror, passion, bitterness, and loss, No More Dying Then is Rendell at her most chillingly astute.

With her Inspector Wexford novels, Ruth Rendell, winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award, has added layers of depth, realism and unease to the classic English mystery. For the canny, tireless, and unflappable policeman is an unblinking observer of human nature, whose study has taught him that under certain circumstances the most unlikely people are capable of the most appalling crimes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553259681
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/1986
Series: Chief Inspector Wexford Series , #6
Pages: 224

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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love reading. My tastes are eclectic; covering many genres and many different styles within the genres. I just cannot find the appeal of the Wexford Series. I tried. I read the first 6, but, I cannot read any more of them. The mysteries, themselves, are okay, but the characters, as a group, are some of the most unappealing and unpleasant it has ever been my misfortune to discover! People are complex. Most people are a mix of pleasant and not so pleasant traits. However, I cannot find a single character in these books that is not predominately unpleasant. Wexford is the least unpleasant, I suppose, but Rendell's characterization of him is so heavy-handed and, at times, pretentious, I find I can't be bothered caring about him or his cases. Most of her character descriptions are heavy-handed. They almost seem like caricatures of themselves! The character, Det. Burden, is especially unappealing. As I was reading her books, I got the impression the author, herself, felt scornful of her readers. I know that sounds strange, but that's the feeling I get as I read these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of Rendell's earlier books featuring Inspector Wexford. I've read it many times, but I still think the ending is surprising. Wonderful, believable characters; strong sense of time and place.
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