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Wexford had every reason to remember the Painter case - it was the first murder he'd ever handled on his own. There had been no doubts about the case, until now. Someone wants the case reopened, and they want Wexford proved wrong.
©1994 Ruth Rendell; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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By Nicole on 07-09-12

A New Lease of Death

I enjoyed this one much more than the first Wexford book: it's like Ruth Rendell is getting into her stride, the characters are well painted and the story satisfyingly complex. Nigel Anthony does a good job bringing it to life too: I could almost see the house where the murder took place.

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By Mara on 12-26-11

Great Wexford

I love Wexford and Burden. I haven't finished all of the story but I know it will be great. So far I am liking it.

I am listening to the series from the beginning. This my second Wexford. Over the years I have gotten either a cassette or CD and listened to the series out of order, but I still like the stories.

I have something to look forward to my train and bus trip home.

Mara Pemberton

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By Susan on 08-24-09

Unmistakable Ruth Rendell

One of her best - the caracters are beautifully drawn and as the story unfolds it continually holds surprises and twists due to human nature - I thoroughly enjoyed it as I did the voice of Nigel Anthony.

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By GR on 07-25-15

not enough Wexford

Despite being a Wexford mystery, there was very little Wexford in it. The main character was not very likeable. and didn't improve as the story progressed.

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