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A Guilty Thing Surprised by Ruth Rendell

A Guilty Thing Surprised

by Ruth Rendell

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Series: Inspector Wexford (5)

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Kind, generous Elizabeth Nightingale is found battered to death in the woods outside her home. But whodunnit and why?

Wexford is maturing more into my memory of him from the later books. A good, logical, but unexpected solution. But this ebook is full of misprints. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Jul 17, 2018 |
I really like this one, the best so far in the series ( )
  crazeedi73 | Jan 30, 2016 |
I really like this one, the best so far in the series ( )
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I really like this one, the best so far in the series ( )
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Rendell, Ruthprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gerson, MarkAuthor photosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hochman, SteveCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Junila, Pasi(KÄÄnt.)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Navarro, Marie-LouiseTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pelitti, ElsaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rosencranz, GinaTypographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rutten-Kooistra, Titia W.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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High instincts, before which our mortal nature
Did tremble like a guilty thing surprised;
. . . . those first affections,
Which, be they what they may,
Are yet the fountain light of all our day . . .

For Michael Richards,
my cousin, with love
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When Quentin Nightingale left home for London each morning his wife was always still asleep.
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Elizabeth Nightingale found peace and tranquility on her nightly walks through the rich, dense forests surrounding Myfleet Manor. But the peace she treasured was shattered one night when she found death waiting in the woods. Chief Inspector Wexford and his colleague Inspector Burden find a most unsavory case on their hands -- and must use all their wit and wisdom to solve it . . .

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:31 -0400)

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Detective Wexford discovers that the apparently placid and childless Nightingales had secrets that no one could have suspected. When her battered body is discovered he has to uncover these secrets and see that justice is done.

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