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A Guilty Thing Surprised : an engrossing and enthralling Wexford mystery from the award-winning queen of crime, Ruth Rendell, Paperback / softback Book

A Guilty Thing Surprised : an engrossing and enthralling Wexford mystery from the award-winning queen of crime, Ruth Rendell Paperback / softback

Part of the Wexford series

Paperback / softback


In A Guilty Thing Surprised, multi-million copy and SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author Ruth Rendell has created a thriller so taut and tense and full of twists and turns, you'll be gripped from page one.

An absolute must for fans of PD James, Ann Cleeves and Donna Leon. 'Ruth Rendell is England's premier detective-thriller writer' -- Spectator'The best mystery writer in the English-speaking world' -- The Times'Ruth Rendell has a sharp and perceptive eye for everyday detail, an uncanny understanding of human behaviour and, above all, the ability to colour innocence with evil' -- The Sunday Telegraph'I could not put the book down!' -- ***** Reader review'You'll love it!' -- ***** Reader review'A real page-turner' -- ***** Reader review'Wexford at his compelling best' -- ***** Reader review**********************************************************************EVEN THE DEAD HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE... The discovery of Elizabeth Nightingale's broken body in the woods near her home could not have come as a bigger shock. Called in to investigate, Chief Inspector Wexford quickly determines that the Nightingales were considered the perfect couple - wealthy, attractive and without an enemy in the world. However, someone must have been alone with Elizabeth that night in the woods.

Someone who hated - or perhaps loved - her enough to beat her to death. The case seems straightforward. But Wexford soon learns that beneath the placid surface of the Nightingales' lives lie undercurrents and secrets no one ever suspected...


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