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A Wexford Case Series 5 Books Collection By Ruth Rendell (Simisola, Not in the Flesh) Gift Wrapped Slipcase New
A Wexford Case Series 5 Books Collection By Ruth Rendell (Simisola, Not in the Flesh) Gift Wrapped Slipcase New
A Wexford Case Series 5 Books Collection By Ruth Rendell (Simisola, Not in the Flesh) Gift Wrapped Slipcase New
A Wexford Case Series 5 Books Collection By Ruth Rendell (Simisola, Not in the Flesh) Gift Wrapped Slipcase New
A Wexford Case Series 5 Books Collection By Ruth Rendell (Simisola, Not in the Flesh) Gift Wrapped Slipcase New
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Product Code : MAN-RTN-9789123506811
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GTIN : 9789123506811
AUTHOR : Ruth Rendell
Publisher : Arrow
SUBJECT : Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
Series : A Wexford Case
FORMAT : Paperback
Language : English
Date of Publication : 2008
Subject2 : Thrillers
SUBJECT3 : Fiction Collection
Type : Collection
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    5 Stars

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    I love Ruth Rendell's novels, and especially the Wexford ones. But this one is a real disappointment. It feels slapdash, put together hastily, with a sub-plot on female genital mutilation amongst Somali immigrants that has nothing to do with the crime and just feels like it's been stuck in there as an obligatory contemporary British íssue or something. There's no real feel for Wexford himself, the author appears to be tired of him. And there's a truly awful irritating politically correct constable called Hannah who just set my teeth on edge so much and that I could hardly believe in as a real flesh and blood person. Plus the black policeman Damon also seems like a cobbled-together character with little real life of his own, just there to provide a token black policeman. And the constant characterisation of Somali women as being so beautiful just got on my nerves, it seemed a kind of reverse prejudice in some ways. To make matters worse, I guessed the motive and the criminal long before the book ended, it seemed pretty obvious to me. I read it to the end but only because of a lingering loyalty, and because the writing itself is smooth enough. But I was never in the action, and I did not at all engage with the characters. The whole thing felt forced, as if the author was fed up of the whole thing but was tossing it off because readers might expect it. A bad move! I'd give it 2 and a half stars but not couldn't bring myself to give it 3.

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  1. Description Title By Title
    Simisola

    The twenty-first book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford.When a young, black woman goes missing in Kingsmarkham, Wexford must respond to a test not only of his powers of deduction, but of his basic beliefs and prejudices. Only eighteen black people live in Kingsmarkham. One of them is Wexford's new doctor, Raymond Akande. When the doctor's daughter, Melanie, goes missing, the Chief Inspector takes more than just a professional interest in the case. Melanie, just down from university but unable to find a job, disappeared somewhere between the Benefit Office and the bus stop. Or at least no one saw her get on the bus when it came... When the body of a young black woman is discovered, Wexford must overcome his underlying prejudices to allow his investigative skills to succeed.

    Not in the Flesh
    The twenty-first book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford.Searching for truffles in a wood, a man and his dog unearth something slightly less savoury - a human hand. The corpse, as Chief Inspector Wexford is informed later, has lain buried for ten years or so, wrapped in a purple cotton sheet. The post mortem can not reveal the precise cause of death. The only clue to solving this mysterious murder is a crack in one of the dead man's ribs.Wexford knows it will be a difficult job to identify the dead body. Although it covers a relatively short period of time, the police computer stores a long list of missing persons. People disappear at an alarming rate - hundreds each day. And then, only about twenty yards away from the woodland burial site, in the cellar of a disused cottage, another body is found.The detection skills of Wexford, Burden and the other investigating officers of the Kingsmarkham Police Force are tested to the utmost to discover whether the murders are connected and to track down whoever is responsible.

    Road Rage
    The seventeenth book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford.A by-pass is planned in the sleepy village of Kingsmarkham, a move that would destroy its peace and natural habitat forever. Wexford's wife Dora joins the protest movement, but Wexford must be more circumspect. Trouble is expected. Before the protesters even have a chance to make their presence felt, the badly decomposed body of a young woman is discovered. Burden believes he knows the identity of the murderer, but Wexford is not convinced. Just as Wexford is about to investigate the murder, a number of people disappear - including Dora Wexford. The Chief Inspector must battle with his powerful emotions and solve the case immediately, before his wife is placed in any mortal danger...

    Put On By Cunning
    The eleventh book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford.Sir Manuel Camargue, Kingsmarkham's very own celebrity flautist, dies tragically on a snowy night. His death is met with a ruling of misadventure and appears to be an open-and-shut-case. However Wexford, as the investigating officer, has a few niggling doubts. Nineteen years later, Camargue's entrancing daughter, Natalie, now a considerable heiress, suddenly reappears in Kingsmarkham. When her fianc appeals to Wexford for help, believing that Natalie is using a false identity, the case of the Camargues is once more under investigation.Events soon take a gruesome twist and the pressure is on for Wexford to discover Natalie's true identity and to solve the mystery of the Camargue family, once and for all.

    End In Tears
    The twentieth book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford.A lump of concrete dropped deliberately from a little stone bridge over a relatively unfrequented road kills the wrong person. The young woman in the car behind is spared. But only for a while... A few weeks later, George Marshalson lives every father's worst nightmare: he discovers the murdered body of his eighteen-year-old daughter on the side of the road. As a man with a strained father-daughter relationship himself, Wexford must struggle to keep his professional life as a detective separate from his personal life as husband and father. Particularly when a second teenage girl is murdered - a victim unquestionably linked to the first -and another family is shattered...

    Titles in this series 
    Simisola
    Not in the Flesh
    Road Rage
    Put On By Cunning
    End In Tears


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