From Doon with Death : (A Wexford Case), Paperback Book

From Doon with Death : (A Wexford Case) Paperback

Part of the Wexford series

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


The first book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford.

An ordinary life. An extraordinary death. The trampled grass led to the body of Margaret Parsons.

With no useful clues and a victim known only for her mundane life, Chief Inspector Wexford is baffled until he discovers Margaret's dark secret - a collection of rare books, each inscribed from a secret lover and signed only as 'Doon'.

Who is Doon? And could the answer hold the key to Wexford solving his first case?'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


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099534785

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I may have read this book before many years ago but didn't remember it. I didn't realise until I'd finished that it was the first book. It was written in the 60s and you can tell this by its thinness (golly novels are fat nowadays) and by the motivation of the murder. I doubt modern audiences would have much trouble in working it out.I still enjoyed it though and because I remember the TV series, Wexford and Burden were full characters to me already so I didn't feel they were lacking.

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