Readers of PD James, Ann Cleeves and Donna Leon will love this mesmerising and bone-chilling thriller from multi-million copy and SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author Ruth Rendell. You'll be hooked from page one!
'If crime fiction is currently in rude good health, its practitioners striving to better the craft and keep it fresh, vibrant and relevant, this is in no small part thanks to Ruth Rendell.' -- Ian Rankin
'One of the best novelists writing today' - PD James
'[Ruth Rendell has a] peerless skill in blending the mundane, commonplace aspects of life with the potent murky impulses of desire and greed, obsession and fear' - Sunday Times
'As usual, brilliant, yes murder but also a lot more, guilt, jealousy and a surprise at the end!!' -- ***** Reader review
'The writing is masterful and the plot excellent' -- ***** Reader review
'Relished every page' -- ***** Reader review
SOME CASES ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO BURY.
It's impossible to forget the violent bludgeoning to death of an elderly lady in her home. Even more so when it's your first murder case.
Wexford believed he'd solved Mrs Primero's murder fifteen years ago. It was no real mystery. Everyone knew Painter, her odd-job man, had done it. There had never been any doubt in anyone's mind. Until now...
Henry Archery's son is engaged to Painter's daughter. Only Archery can't let the past remain buried. He wants to prove Wexford wrong...
When he starts probing the lives of the witnesses questioned all those years ago, he stirs up more than old ghosts.
Wexford's first case was From Doon with Death. Have you read it? His work continues in Wolf to the Slaughter.
One of the best novelists writing today
Ruth Rendell has quite simply transformed the genre of crime writing. She displays her peerless skill in blending the mundane, commonplace aspects of life with the potent murky impulses of desire and greed, obsession and fear
Rendell never fails to come up trumps, and her millions of admirers will eagerly consume this offering as they have all the others
Ruth Rendell's mesmerising capacity to shock, chill and disturb is unmatched
A firm grasp of social concerns ensure that her novels are reflective of our own times, as well as hugely absorbing