No Man's Nightingale

No Man's Nightingale

An Inspector Wexford Novel

Large Print - 2014
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A female Vicar named Sarah Hussain is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham Vicarage. Maxine, the gossipy cleaning woman who finds the body, happens to also be in the employ of former Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford and his wife. When called on by his old deputy, Wexford, who has taken to reading The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire as a retirement project, leaps at the chance to tag along with the investigators. Wexford is intrigued by the unusual circumstances of the murder, but he's also desperate to escape the chatty Maxine.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition
Description: 368 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781611739534
1611739535
Branch Call Number: LP Rend

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readerpat
Jul 01, 2014

I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more of Ruth Rendell.

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123Shannon
Jan 26, 2014

Enjoyed this book. Read it from cover to cover. Ruth Rendell is one of my favorite authors and she never disappoints. Look forward to her next book.

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ndexter
Jan 20, 2014

On a backdrop of; location, events, women in the ministry, racism, and character diversity, Inspector Wexford, resolves the crime. However, there is the appearance of being; weak, apologetic, and repetitous referral of his status of being a former policemen, his office and rosewood desk.

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secretarybird
Jan 15, 2014

Started out well but failed to come up with a believable ending.

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gloryb
Dec 25, 2013

Wexford is retired but still gets involved with solving murders that happen in his neighborhood. I just got tired of reading about his "senior moments" and how difficult it was to change with the times, especially those changes dealing with technology or, for that matter, religious practices, racial and social issues. Not a riveting read.

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nwesterman
Nov 23, 2013

Ruth Rendell is without question a master of the genre. even so, I had the sense that this novel was a bit of a walk-through in the series. She's got the formula Wexford down, and has follwed it throughout. Which doesn't mean that it's not worth reading: even an average Wexford novel is more compelling and well written than most mysteries on the market, but I couldn't help feeling that this one was a bit of a contract fulfillment piece, rather than built around the kernal of a great story demanding to be told.

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