No Man's Nightingale: the eagerly anticipated twenty-fourth title in Ruth Rendell's bestselling Detective Chief Inspector Wexford series.
The woman vicar of St Peter's Church may not be popular among the community of Kingsmarkham. But it still comes as a profound shock when she is found strangled in her vicarage.
Inspector Wexford is retired, but he retains a relish for solving mysteries especially when they are as close to home as this one is.
So when he's asked whether he will assist on the case, he readily agrees.
But why did the vicar die? And is anyone else in Kingsmarkham in danger?
What Wexford doesn't know is that the killer is far closer than he, or anyone else, thinks.
With every page, Rendell reminds us why she is the doyenne of murder mystery and still absolutely at the top of her game.
[A] wry and twisty mystery — a joy to read.