Inspector Wexford (19 books)

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Time magazine has called her "the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world."

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… (more)

 

From Doon with Death: The First Inspector Wexford Novel

Inspector Wexford #1

by Ruth Rendell

When Margaret Parsons disappears, Inspector Burden tries to reassure her frantic husband that she will be back by morning. Privately, though, he is certain Margaret has run off with another man. But then the...


Wolf to the Slaughter: An Inspector Wexford Novel

Inspector Wexford #3

by Ruth Rendell

It was better than a hotel, this anonymous room on a secluded side street of a small country town. No register to sign, no questions asked, and for five bucks a man could have three hours of undisturbed, illicit...


Best Man to Die

Inspector Wexford #4

by Ruth Rendell

Who could have suspected that the exciting stag party for the groom would be the prelude to the murder of his close friend Charlie Hatton? And Charlie's death was only the first in a string of puzzling murders...


Guilty Thing Surprised

Inspector Wexford #5

by Ruth Rendell

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...


No More Dying Then

Inspector Wexford #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...


Murder Being Once Done

Inspector Wexford #7

by Ruth Rendell

A young girl is murdered in a cemetery.  And Wexford's doctor has prescribed no alcohol, no rich food and, above all, no police work.  When a young girl's body is found in a London cemetery and the local...


Some Lie and Some Die

Inspector Wexford #8

by Ruth Rendell

A mutilated body found at a rock festival.

In spite of dire predictions, the rock festival in Kingsmarkham seemed to be going off without a hitch, until the hideously disfigured body is discovered in a nearby...


Shake Hands Forever

Inspector Wexford #9

by Ruth Rendell

The bed was neatly made, and the woman on top neatly strangled.

According to all accounts, Angela Hathall was deeply in love with her husband and far too paranoid to invite an unknown person into their home....


A Sleeping Life

Inspector Wexford #10

by Ruth Rendell

Rhoda Comfrey's death seemed unremarkable; the real mystery was her life.

In A Sleeping Life, master mystery writer Ruth Rendell unveils an elaborate web of lies and deception painstakingly maintained by a troubled...


Speaker of Mandarin

Inspector Wexford #12

by Ruth Rendell

Chief Inspector Wexford is in China, visiting ancient tombs and palaces with a group of British tourists. After their return to England, one of his fellow tourists is found murdered. As he questions other members...


Simisola

Inspector Wexford #16

by Ruth Rendell

In the quiet Sussex country town of Kingsmarkham,  the daughter of Nigerian physician Raymond Akande  is missing. "It's probably nothing, "  says Dr. Akande to his friend and client Chief  Inspector...


Road Rage

Inspector Wexford #17

by Ruth Rendell

Winner of multiple Edgar and Gold Dagger awards including the most prestigious Edgar of them all, the Grand Master, Ruth Rendell returns with a novel that pits Chief Inspector Wexford against a quite personal...


Harm Done: A New Inspector Wexford Mystery

Inspector Wexford #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...


The Babes in the Wood

Inspector Wexford #19

by Ruth Rendell

With floods threatening both the town of Kingsmarkham and his own home and no end to the rain in sight, Chief Inspector Wexford already has his hands full when he learns that two local teenagers have gone missing...


End in Tears

Inspector Wexford #20

by Ruth Rendell

The first death could have been an accident.  When Mavis Ambrose is killed by a falling chunk of concrete, the police have no reason to suspect mischief. However, the bludgeoning of the young and gorgeous Amber...


Not in the Flesh: A Wexford Novel

Inspector Wexford #21

by Ruth Rendell

A new Chief Inspector Wexford mystery from the author who Time magazine has called “the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world.”

When the truffle-hunting dog starts to dig furiously, his master’s...


The Monster in the Box: An Inspector Wexford Novel

Inspector Wexford #22

by Ruth Rendell

The Monster In The Box is the latest addition to Ruth Rendell's classic and beguiling Inspector Wexford series. In this enthralling new book, Rendell, "the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world"...


The Vault: An Inspector Wexford Novel

Inspector Wexford #23

by Ruth Rendell

From “the reigning queen of crime fiction” (Time Out), a sequel to A Sight for Sore Eyes, one of Rendell’s most beloved novels—featuring the retired Inspector Wexford.

In the stunning climax to Rendell’s...


No Man's Nightingale: An Inspector Wexford Novel

Inspector Wexford #24

by Ruth Rendell

From crime legend Ruth Rendell, the gripping new novel in her “beloved” (USA Today) Inspector Wexford series, which will soon mark its fiftieth anniversary

A female vicar named Sarah Hussain is discovered...


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