Inspector Wexford
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  • 1
    From Doon with Death: The First Inspector Wexford Novel | Ruth Rendell

    From Doon with Death: The First Inspector Wexford Novel

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
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    The first case for DCI Reg Wexford. When Margaret Parsons disappears, it's assumed that she's run off with another man. But then the missing woman's body is found and a startling discovery is made when Mr. Parsons lets the police into his home...

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    Wolf to the Slaughter | Ruth Rendell

    Wolf to the Slaughter

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Robin Bailey
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    Anita Margolis had vanished. There was no body, no crime, nothing more concrete than an anonymous letter and a name. A pattern soon emerged to the investigation. Not only had Anita been wealthy and flighty, she had been thoroughly immortal, too.

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    A New Lease of Death: An Inspector Wexford Mystery | Ruth Rendell

    A New Lease of Death: An Inspector Wexford Mystery

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
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    Wexford had every reason to remember the Painter case - it was the first murder he'd ever handled on his own. There had been no doubts about the case, until now. Someone wants the case reopened, and they want Wexford proved wrong.

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    The Best Man to Die: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery | Ruth Rendell

    The Best Man to Die: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Robin Bailey
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    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 involving small-time gangsters, cheating husbands, and loose women. Now Chief Inspector Wexford and his assistant join forces with the groom to track down a killer.

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    A Guilty Thing Surprised: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery | Ruth Rendell

    A Guilty Thing Surprised: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Christopher Ravenscroft
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    The Nightingales were always a very happy couple. So why did someone batter Elizabeth Nightingale to death in the woods that dark September night? Can DCI Wexford discover a motive?

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    No More Dying Then | Ruth Rendell

    No More Dying Then

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Robin Bailey
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    An Inspector Wexford mystery. On a stormy February afternoon, little Stella Rivers disappears and is never seen again. Then, on a warm October day, five-year-old John Lawrence fails to come home, and evil, mad, taunting letters begin, which make the worst, unspoken imaginings a brutal reality.

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    Murder Being Once Done | Ruth Rendell

    Murder Being Once Done

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Robin Bailey
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    The death of an unknown girl in a London cemetery shouldn't have been a case for Wexford, but it proved to be one of the most macabre of his career.

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  • 8
    Some Lie and Some Die: An Inspector Wexford Mystery | Ruth Rendell

    Some Lie and Some Die: An Inspector Wexford Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
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    For a while the music Festival in Kingsmarkham was going well. The sun shone, the groups played and everyone - except a few angry neighbours - seemed to enjoy themselves. Then the weather changed, and a young couple made a gruesome discovery.In spite of dire predictions, the rock festival in Kingsmarkham seemed to be going off without a hitch, that is, until a hideously disfigured body is discovered in the nearby quarry.

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    Shake Hands For Ever | Ruth Rendell

    Shake Hands For Ever

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
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    This case is proving a difficult one for Chief Inspector Wexford. All he has to go on is his own intuitive suspicions. Was he becoming cynical and untrusting or was this one of the most ingenious crimes he had ever tackled?

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    A Sleeping Life | Ruth Rendell

    A Sleeping Life

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
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    The body found under the hedge was that of a middle-aged woman. With nothing more to go on than what appeared to be a sardonic gleam in the wide and staring eyes of the victim, It’s time for Wexford and his team to get pro-active. From a seemingly unremarkable death comes an intricate web of lies and deception.

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  • 13
    An Unkindness of Ravens | Ruth Rendell

    An Unkindness of Ravens

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Michael Bryant
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    Rodney Williams's disappearance seems typical to Chief Inspector Wexford - a simple case of a man running off with a woman other than his wife. But when another woman reports that her husband is missing, the case turns unpleasantly complex.

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  • 14
    The Veiled One | Ruth Rendell

    The Veiled One

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Robin Bailey
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    Concealed by a shroud of dirty brown velvet was what looked like a heap of rags. In a desolate subterranean car park of a Shopping Centre, Dorothy Sanders pulled back the velvet curtain revealing the grim discovery of a woman’s body. Inspector Michael Burden, for a while conducting the investigation without the help of Wexford’s intuitive genius, blunders down a number of blind alleys before uncovering the truth.

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    Kissing the Gunner's Daughter | Ruth Rendell

    Kissing the Gunner's Daughter

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Robin Bailey
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    The massacre at Tancred House seems at first to be the work of a burglar, panicked into killing. But Chief Inspector Wexford believes there are links with the murder of a Kingsmarkham detective some ten months earlier.

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    Simisola | Ruth Rendell

    Simisola

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Christopher Ravenscroft
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    Only eighteen black people live in Kingsmarkham. One of them is Wexford's new Doctor, Raymond Akande. When the doctor's daughter, Melanie, goes missing, the Chief Inspector takes more than just a professional interest in the case. Melanie, just down from university but unable to find a job, disappeared somewhere between the Benefit Office and the bus stop. No one liked to voice the suspicion that something might have happened, that Melanie might be dead...

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    Road Rage | Ruth Rendell

    Road Rage

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
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    A bypass is planned in Kingsmarkham, but before the protestors make their presence felt, the badly decomposed body of a young woman is discovered. Burden thinks he knows the identity of the murderer, but Wexford is not convinced.

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  • 18
    Harm Done | Ruth Rendell

    Harm Done

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
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    Two young girls disappear then return home unharmed some days later. Chief Inspector Wexford is concerned about a pedophile who has been recently released back into the community but cannot foresee a series of serious crimes waiting to happen.

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    The Babes in the Wood: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery | Ruth Rendell

    The Babes in the Wood: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
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    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 along with their sitter, Joanna Troy.

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    End in Tears | Ruth Rendell

    End in Tears

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    • By Ruth Rendell
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    A lump of concrete dropped deliberately from a little stone bridge kills the wrong person. The young woman in the car behind is spared. But only for a while... A few weeks later, George Marshalson lives every father's worst nightmare: he discovers the murdered body of his eighteen-year-old daughter on the side of the road. Wexford steps into the case but soon a second teenage girl is murdered - a victim unquestionably linked to the first - and another family is shattered...

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    Not in the Flesh: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 21 (Unabridged) | Ruth Rendell

    Not in the Flesh: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 21 (Unabridged)

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
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    Searching for truffles in a wood, a man and his dog unearth something less savoury: a human hand. The body, as Chief Inspector Wexford is informed later, has lain buried for 10 years or so, wrapped in a purple cotton sheet. The post mortem cannot reveal the precise cause of death. The only clue is a crack in one of the dead man’s ribs. The police computer stores a long list of missing persons: something like 500 people every day disappear nationwide.

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    The Monster in the Box | Ruth Rendell

    The Monster in the Box

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    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
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    Wexford had almost made up his mind that he would never again set eyes on Eric Targo. And yet there he was, back in Kingsmarkham, still with that cocky, strutting walk. Years earlier, when Wexford was a young police officer, a woman called Elsie Carroll had been found strangled in her bedroom. Although many still had their suspicions that her husband was guilty, no one was convicted.

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    The Vault: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 23 (Unabridged) | Ruth Rendell

    The Vault: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 23 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
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    Chief Inspector Reg Wexford has retired. He and his wife, Dora, now divide their time between Kingsmarkham and their daughter, Sheila’s, coach house in Hampstead. Wexford takes great pleasure in his books, but, for all the benefits of a more relaxed lifestyle, he misses being the law. But a chance meeting with an old acquaintance in a London street changes everything. Tom Ede is now a Detective Superintendent, and is very keen to recruit Wexford as an adviser on a difficult case.

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    Reviewed on 27 September 2016 by Linda ()