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    • Wolf to the Slaughter

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Robin Bailey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $20.21

    • A Judgement in Stone

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Carole Hayman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Four members of the Coverdale family - George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles - died in the space of fifteen minutes on the 14th February, St Valentine's Day. Eunice Parchman, the housekeeper, shot them down on a Sunday evening while they were watching opera on television. Two weeks later she was arrested for the crime. But the tragedy neither began nor ended there...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loves it!

    • By YukiKp on 14-06-2015

    Regular price: $31.37

    • The Rottweiler

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The first girl had a bite mark on her neck, but they traced the DNA to her boyfriend. But the tabloids got hold of the story and called the killer 'The Rottweiler' and the name stuck. The latest murder takes place very near Inez Ferry's antique shop in Marylebone. When the Rottweiler’s trinkets start showing up in the shop, suddenly, everyone Inez knows is a suspect, and the killer feels all too close.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very satisfying read.

    • By Sally Pardew on 05-09-2018

    Regular price: $29.51

    • A Sleeping Life

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 10
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not bad

    • By Anonymous User on 03-03-2018

    Regular price: $20.21

    • A Guilty Thing Surprised

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ravenscroft
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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?

    Regular price: $20.21

    • The Vault

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 23 (Unabridged)
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ruth Rendell the teaser

    • By Linda on 27-09-2016

    Regular price: $25.76

    • Live Flesh

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    All his life, for almost as far back as he could remember, Victor had had a phobia. In prison, inevitably, he reflected on the grotesque way it had begun, about the panics and violent anger. He asked himself, too, why the child of happily married, middle-class parents should have needed to make motiveless and unreasoning attacks on women. Holed up in that house with the girl, he had not meant to pull the trigger. It was panic.

    Regular price: $27.71

    • From Doon with Death

    • The First Inspector Wexford Novel
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Terrence Hardiman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful novel with beautiful language

    • By Bevan Lewis on 15-03-2017

    Regular price: $21.06

    • One Across, Two Down

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nicky Henson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    There are only two things in life that interest Stanley: solving crossword puzzles, and getting his hands on his mother-in-law’s money. For 20 years, the puzzles have been his only pleasure, the money his only dream. It has never occurred to Stanley that his mother-in-law would try to outsmart him and the money would never be his. Until now. It is only now that Stanley, so clever at misleading double meanings and devious clues, decides to construct a puzzle of his own - and so give death a helping hand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suspenseful and entertaining

    • By oceanjasper on 08-12-2016

    Regular price: $22.01

    • Dark Corners

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A spectacularly compelling story of blackmail, murders both accidental and opportunistic, and one life’s fateful unravelling from Ruth Rendell, writing at her most acute and mesmerising. When his father dies, Carl Martin inherits a house in an increasingly rich and trendy London neighbourhood. Carl needs cash, however, so he rents the upstairs room and kitchen to the first person he interviews, Dermot McKinnon. That was colossal mistake number one.

    Regular price: $43.70

    • Portobello

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The Portobello area of West London has a rich personality. It also has an edge to it. There is nothing safe about Portobello.

    Eugene Wren was 50, with prematurely white hair. He also had an addictive personality. But he had cut back on alcohol and had given up cigarettes - which was just as well, considering he was going out with a doctor. On a shopping trip one day, Eugene, quite by chance, came across an envelope containing money.....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A bit of stinker

    • By Diane Parkes on 06-03-2018

    Regular price: $30.74

    • Harm Done

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 18  (Unabridged)
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: $30.74

    • Thirteen Steps Down

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Mix Cellini (which he pronounces with an S rather than a C) is superstitious about the number 13 and has always felt dogged by ill-luck. In the house where he lives, there are 13 steps down to the landing below his rooms. His landlady lives her life almost exclusively through her library, blind to the neglect and decay around her. However, Mix is obsessed with the life of the notorious John Christie, who lived in the same Notting Hill neighbourhood at 10 Rillington Place.

    Regular price: $30.74

    • More of the Greatest Mysteries of All Time

    • By: Harlan Ellison, Vincent Starrett, Ruth Rendell, and others
    • Narrated by: Harlan Ellison, David Warner, Stephanie Beacham, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    More of the Greatest Mysteries of All Time is the second in a series featuring the finest short story mystery fiction by the most acclaimed writers, past and present. From Thomas Hardy, O. Henry, Jack London, Vincent Starrett and everyone in between, this unique collection, edited by multi-award winning mystery connoisseur Otto Penzler, is a delightful mixture of mystery and suspense.

    Regular price: $25.59

    • A Spot of Folly

    • Ten and a Quarter New Tales of Murder and Mayhem
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Toby Longworth, Julian Rhind-Tutt, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Previously uncollected and unpublished: new short stories from a master of psychological suspense. New and uncollected tales of murder, mischief, magic and madness. Ruth Rendell was an acknowledged master of psychological suspense: these are 10 (and a quarter) of her most chillingly compelling short stories, collected here together for the first time.

    Regular price: $42.54

    • Kissing the Gunner's Daughter

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 15 (Unabridged)
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Robin Bailey
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: $29.51

    • The Girl Next Door

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In the waning months of the Second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighbourhood outside London. Throughout the summer of 1944 – until one father forbids it – the subterranean space becomes their 'secret garden', where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A slow burner

    • By BigEars on 23-12-2014

    Regular price: $47.19

    • The Lake of Darkness

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When he unexpectedly comes into a small fortune, he decides to use his newfound wealth to help out those in need. Finn also leads a quiet life, and comes into a little money of his own. Normally, their paths would never have crossed. But Martin’s ideas about who should benefit from his charitable impulses yield some unexpected results, and soon the good intentions of the one become fatally entangled with the mercenary nature of the other.

    Regular price: $30.11

    • Murder Being Once Done

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Robin Bailey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $20.21

    • A New Lease of Death

    • An Inspector Wexford Mystery
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: $22.94

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