A Guilty Thing Surprised
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... show more
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 . . .
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 12th 1987
Pages no: 193
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Wexford 8 (#5)
bookshelves: summer-2015, mystery-thriller, tbr-busting-2015, series, booker-longlist, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, sussex, incest-agameforallthefamily Read from August 19 to 22, 2015 Read by............... Christopher RavenscroftTotal Runtime......... 5 Hours 30 MinsDescription: The disco...
This is my first book from this writer and overall I really liked it. Nicely built mystery with all the proper clues and red herrings, such a typically British Inspector. I am sure when I will read more stories with him, his character will built up more in my head, but even after one book I liked hi...
Going back to read this Inspector Wexford mystery, written in 1970, was rather odd. I've come to know Wexford and Burden as much different, more fully developed characters. I liked them much less in this story.Rendell has obviously grown quite a bit as a writer. There are bits that are a bit wood...
Despite my fondness for British Golden Age mysteries (Christie, Sayers, Marsh), I have yet to find a more contemporary mystery writer that I really enjoy. To wit, Ruth Rendell is widely regarded as a master of the form, yet this manor mystery about a woman found dead in the woods left me cold (pun n...