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A Judgement in Stone - Ruth Rendell
A Judgement in Stone
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What on earth could have provoked a modern day St. Valentine's Day massacre?On Valentine's Day, four members of the Coverdale family--George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles--were murdered in the space of 15 minutes. Their housekeeper, Eunice Parchman, shot them, one by one, in the blue light of a... show more
What on earth could have provoked a modern day St. Valentine's Day massacre?On Valentine's Day, four members of the Coverdale family--George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles--were murdered in the space of 15 minutes. Their housekeeper, Eunice Parchman, shot them, one by one, in the blue light of a televised performance of Don Giovanni. When Detective Chief Superintendent William Vetch arrests Miss Parchman two weeks later, he discovers a second tragedy: the key to the Valentine's Day massacre hidden within a private humiliation Eunice Parchman has guarded all her life.  A brilliant rendering of character, motive, and the heady discovery of truth, A Judgement in Stone is among Ruth Rendell's finest psychological thrillers.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375704963 (0375704965)
ASIN: 375704965
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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2.0 A Judgement in Stone
I read this in January but am reviewing in August, so this should be fun. A family is murdered in their home by their illiterate housekeeper, after one of the family members, Melinda (?) discovers her dark secret. Melinda is generally a good egg and becomes curious about their seemingly perfect-in-a...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
the tone is too high-handed&a tad preachy. i couldn't like any of the character. i think rendell also pushing it too hard for illiteracy being the main cause of the murder.
Kitap Esintisi
Kitap Esintisi rated it
2.0
Çok gıcık bir karakteri vardı bu kitabın. Evde bulup ince diye okumuştum ama kitaba dalıp kadını boğasım gelmişti hala hatırlıyorum. Cehalet gerçekten kötü bir şeymiş yani, okuyamadığı için bütün bir aileyi öldürüyor, kendini ezik hissettiğinden felandı. Birisi bir şeyi oku diyince çıldırma derecesi...
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
Jacqueline and George are each in their second marriages; his first wife died, her husband deserted her. They are both very happy, and George, wealthy owner of a factory, has purchased a huge Victorian home that is just too large for Jacqueline to manage. Most of the children have left home except f...
sandin954
sandin954 rated it
From the first sentence, Rendell tells what happened to the Coverdale family and why and then proceeds to show how the tragedy inevitably came about. Always listed as one of the top mysteries, and I totally agree.
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