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From Doon With Death - Ruth Rendell
From Doon With Death
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Dazzling psychological suspense. Razor-sharp dialogue. Plots that catch and hold like a noose. These are the hallmarks of crime legend Ruth Rendell, “the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world” (Time magazine). From Doon with Death, now in a striking new paperback edition, is her... show more
Dazzling psychological suspense. Razor-sharp dialogue. Plots that catch and hold like a noose. These are the hallmarks of crime legend Ruth Rendell, “the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world” (Time magazine). From Doon with Death, now in a striking new paperback edition, is her classic debut novel -- and the book that introduced one of the most popular sleuths of the twentieth century.There is nothing extraordinary about Margaret Parsons, a timid housewife in the quiet town of Kingsmarkham, a woman devoted to her garden, her kitchen, her husband. Except that Margaret Parsons is dead, brutally strangled, her body abandoned in the nearby woods. Who would kill someone with nothing to hide? Inspector Wexford, the formidable chief of police, feels baffled -- until he discovers Margaret's dark secret: a trove of rare books, each volume breathlessly inscribed by a passionate lover identified only as Doon. As Wexford delves deeper into both Mrs. Parsons’ past and the wary community circling round her memory like wolves, the case builds with relentless momentum to a surprise finale as clever as it is blindsiding. In From Doon with Death, Ruth Rendell instantly mastered the form that would become synonymous with her name. Chilling, richly characterized, and ingeniously constructed, this is psychological suspense at its very finest.“One of the most remarkable novelists of her generation.” —People“She has transcended her genre by her remarkable imaginative power to explore and illuminate the dark corners of the human psyche.” —P.D. James
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345498458 (0345498453)
ASIN: 345498453
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 226
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Wexford 8 (#1)
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 From Doon With Death by Ruth Rendell
bookshelves: summer-2015, tbr-busting-2015, series, first-in-series, mystery-thriller, sussex, lit-richer, published-1964, britain-england Read from June 15 to 20, 2015 Read by................ Terence HardimanTotal Runtime......... 5 Hours 28 MinsDescription: Margaret Parsons is dead. She appea...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0
Good quick read. Nothing great, but not bad.
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
4.0 From Doon With Death
First Weford book- will continue reading series!
Lost in a Book
Lost in a Book rated it
I've read a few of Ruth Rendell's mysteries now and they're OK, not my favorites. Wexford is an interesting character, though.
xreactivity
xreactivity rated it
2.0 From Doon With Death
I've read a few of Ruth Rendell's mysteries now and they're OK, not my favorites. Wexford is an interesting character, though.
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