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    • The Lake of Darkness

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: David Suchet
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • Not in the Flesh

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ravenscroft
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
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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 ten years or so, wrapped in a purple cotton sheet. The post mortem can not reveal the precise cause of death. The only clue is a crack in one of the dead man's ribs.

    Regular price: $18.72

    • From Doon with Death

    • The First Inspector Wexford Novel
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Terrence Hardiman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 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

    • 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

    • An Unkindness of Ravens

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 13
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Michael Bryant
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    Regular price: $26.84

    • The Tree of Hands

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Isla Blair
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the writer of the Wexford novels and read by Isla Blair. Once, when Benet was about fourteen, they had been in a train together, alone in the carriage, and Mopsa had tried to stab her with a carving knife. Threatened her with it, rather. Benet had been wondering why her mother had brought such a large handbag with her, a red one that didn’t go with the clothes she was wearing. Mopsa had shouted and laughed and said wild things and then she had put the knife back in her bag.

    Regular price: $10.91

    • 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 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • The Ruth Rendell BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Oona Beeson, Jamie Glover, Peter Wingfield, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Full-cast dramatisations of seven of Ruth Rendell's tense psychological thrillers. This collection includes The Bridesmaid, Going Wrong, King Solomon’s Carpet, People Don’t Do Such Things, The Fever Tree, The Dreadful Day of Judgment and Thornapple. Among the casts of these seven suspenseful adaptations are Jamie Glover, Mark Strong, Reece Shearsmith, Paul Rhys, Danny Sapani and Juliet Aubrey. 

    Regular price: $30.38

    • A New Lease of Death

    • An Inspector Wexford Mystery
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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

    • Harm Done

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 18  (Unabridged)
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      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

    • 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
    • Story
      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

    • The Crocodile Bird

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Eve and Liza, Mother and Daughter, live a quiet life in their remote home; a rustic gatehouse of a country mansion. At first glance their lives appear quite ordinary, except that Liza has almost no knowledge of the outside world, has never played with a child her own age and has witnessed her mother commit murder, on multiple occasions.

    Regular price: $30.74

    • The Girl Next Door

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • Simisola

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ravenscroft
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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...

    Regular price: $30.74

    • 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

    • 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 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
    • Story
      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

    • The Rottweiler

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      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: $29.92

    • No Man's Nightingale

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 24 (Unabridged)
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Sarah Hussain was not popular in the community of Kingsmarkham. She was born of mixed parents - a white Irishwoman and an immigrant Indian Hindu. She was also the Reverend of St Peter's church. But it came as a profound shock to everyone when she was found strangled in the vicarage. A garrulous cleaner, Maxine, also shared by the Wexfords, discovers the body. In his retirement, the former Detective Chief Inspector is devoting much time to reading, and has little patience with Maxine's prattle.

    Regular price: $25.76

    • 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 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

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