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The Best Man to Die (Inspector Wexford) epub ebook

by Ruth Rendell

The Best Man to Die (Inspector Wexford) epub ebook

Author: Ruth Rendell
Category: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Fawcett (May 12, 1987)
ISBN: 0345345304
ISBN13: 978-0345345301
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 565
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Well written with an intriguing plot. Glad I've stuck with Inspector Wexford.

Well written with an intriguing plot. I gave up on Rendell after reading a couple of her books in which the characters were so despicable that I could hardly finish them. I was not aware of the Wexford series at the time. I am glad I tried one as the inspector is quite delightful. Everyone - cops and criminals - are more interesting and I'm getting to feel as if I know Wexford better and better. Plots still seem a bit contrived, with elements that come together in the end, but don't do so in any significant or meaningful way.

Start by marking The Best Man to Die (Inspector Wexford, as Want to Read . No one can complain that award winning Brit mystery author Ruth Rendell is anything but prolific - her some fifty novels span a career launched in the early 1960's now into our new millennium.

Start by marking The Best Man to Die (Inspector Wexford, as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. About one-third of the stories, as herein with "Best Man", feature Chief Inspector Reg Wexford, who heads the Kingsmarkham district, which seems to correspond to maybe a county sheriff-type jurisdiction. In this tale, a fairly mild, tavern Somewhat "Sourpuss" Characters Spoil Classic 1969 Police Procedural.

Detective Chief Inspector Wexford didn’t care for dogs. Other author's books: Put On By Cunning

Detective Chief Inspector Wexford didn’t care for dogs. He had never had a dog and now that one of his daughters was married and the other a student at drama school, he saw no reason why he should ever give one house-room. Many an anti-dog man joins the ranks of dog lovers because he is too weak to resist the demands of beloved children, but in Wexford’s household the demands had never been more than half-hearted, so he had passed through this snare and come out unscathed. Other author's books: Put On By Cunning. Wexford 6 - No More Dying Then.

Ruth Rendell Ruth Rendell. SUMMARY: Sir Manuel Camargue's death was ruled Misadventure, yet in spite of himself, Chief Inspector Wexford has niggling doubts.

SUMMARY: Chief Inspector Wexford is in China, visiting ancient tombs and palaces with a group of British tourists. After their return to England, one of his fellow tourists is found murdered. Sir Manuel Camargue, one of the greatest flautists of his time, was dead. An old man, ankle-deep in snow, he lost his foothold in the dark, slipping into water to be trapped under a lid of ice.

Ruth Rendell The Best Man To Die The fourth book in the Chief Inspector Wexford series, 1969Chapter 1 Jack Pertwee was getting married in the morning and the Kingsmarkham and District Darts Club were in the Dragon to give him what George Carter called a send-off. I don’t like the sound of that, George,’ said Jack. I’m getting married, not buried. ‘It comes to the same thing. The fourth book in the Chief Inspector Wexford series, 1969. Chapter 1. Jack Pertwee was getting married in the morning and the Kingsmarkham and District Darts Club were in the Dragon to give him what George Carter called a send-off.

Rendell's best-known creation, Chief Inspector Wexford, was the main character of many popular . Ruth Rendell closes the book on Wexford but new drama beckons". The Best Man to Die. A Guilty Thing Surprised.

Rendell's best-known creation, Chief Inspector Wexford, was the main character of many popular police stories, some of them successfully adapted for TV. A second string of works was a series of unrelated crime novels, that deeply explored the psychological background of criminals and their victims, many of them mentally afflicted or otherwise socially isolated.

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The stag party was terrific. The incident that followed was terrifying. . . .“The best mystery writer anywere in the English-speaking world.”—The Boston GlobeWho could have suspected that the exciting stag party for the groom would be a prelude to the murder of his close friend Charlie Hatton? But it was—and Charlie's death sentence was only the first in a string of puzzling murders involving small-time gangsters, cheating husbands, and loose women.Suspense is spiced with ironic twists as Chief Inspector Wexford and his assistant join forces with the groom to track down a killer. . . .Praise for The Best Man to Die“You cannot afford to miss Ruth Rendell!”The New York Times Book Review“For readers who have almost given up mysteries . . . Rendell may be just the woman to get them started again.”—Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine“First-rate entertainment.”Saturday Review
Reviews (7)
OCARO
Ruth Randell is a great writer. She makes everything she writes come alive with her vivid and perceptive descriptions. This book is no exception, but the story is weak. It's a short story filled out with 150 pages of well-written description and observation that have nothing to do with the story. The plot is interesting, with two seemingly unconnected strands and the usual red herrings. But then it suddenly ends with Inspector Wexford solving the mystery with clairvoyant, Sherlock Holmes-like perception. Randell usually does a lot better.

Whitecaster
"It was as though the clouds were not themselves mere vapour but impermeable sagging sacks, purposely constructed and hung to contain water."

For imagery alone it is worth going back to 1969 when Inspector Wexford's life was simpler. He has time to observe the weather, the night sky, and, in one majestic passage, the fields of grain in all their sunlit glory. Beyond that, you may be disappointed if you are used to contemporary Kingsmarkam. Most obvious are the dated references to contraceptives and troublesome wives and daughters, not to mention the absurdly low value of currency at the time. ("She was an heiress and she had a hundred thousand pounds...") In this and presumably her other early novels now available for the Kindle, Rendell shows how clever she is in constructing her crimes, but her characters are more predictable (in a class-conscious Britain), and the scenes seem almost to have been made for the stage. "The lightning flared into his face and, covering his eyes with one hand, he said desperately..." The biggest surprise to me was that the Inspector was grumpier and fustier back then. He continually spouts from literature, as he is still wont to do, and he enjoys curmudgeonly sparring with the local doctor, but he doesn't yet carry the weight of societal change and family disappointments.

I recommend reading THE BEST MAN TO DIE for social history and also to learn how writers evolve their series characters. I learned something by downloading what seemed like a bargain: On Kindle, the copyright will be the date the story was made into an e-book. The first date of publication was nowhere to be seen. Henceforth, I will check with one of several webs sites to get a chronological list of an author's novels before buying a book. In this case, the lower price is a tip-off.

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Gigafish
Ruth Rendell is a great mystery writer. On this occasion, I found her writing difficult to follow. Her writing shares the blame with my reading habits which are maybe ten pages a night, but not every night. With a good mystery, one doesn't fall asleep after ten pages or one shouldn't use it as a means to fall asleep as you can lose characters and plot. For the reader who likes to sit down over a day or two and finish a book.

Kiutondyl
Well written with an intriguing plot. I gave up on Rendell after reading a couple of her books in which the characters were so despicable that I could hardly finish them. I was not aware of the Wexford series at the time. I am glad I tried one as the inspector is quite delightful.

Arakus
Not a sympathetic detective or other characters. One of the weirder detective novels I have read. I couldn't identify with the detective and found the characters of the book distasteful. Perhaps not a book the average American can identify with. May be better for UK readers.

Beazerdred
Great story, typical Ruth Rendell. Her characters are very believable and the storyline keeps you guessing. However there's a typo on virtually every page, which is very distracting.

Cildorais
Glad I've stuck with Inspector Wexford. The series is filling out with this installment. Everyone -- cops and criminals -- are more interesting and I'm getting to feel as if I know Wexford better and better. Plots still seem a bit contrived, with elements that come together in the end, but don't do so in any significant or meaningful way. I mean, it's just a bloke solving crimes, no larger insight into society is gained with the solution of the crime... We'll see if Wexford starts asking the big questions...

Not up to her usual standards I feel. Inspector Wexford is, of course, a plodding but intuitive detective who works until he gets his man. But the author does write novels that you don't put down until you reach the end.

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