From Doon with Death : Inspector Wexford

  • by Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by Terrence Hardiman
  • Series: Inspector Wexford
  • 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first case for DCI Reg Wexford. When Margaret Parsons disappears, it's assumed that she's run off with another man. But then the missing woman's body is found and a startling discovery is made when Mr. Parsons lets the police into his home...


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It's worth starting here

I started Rendell with her later Wexford mysteries, but hesitated to spend a credit on this one because it was both older and shorter. I'm glad I finally tired it since it proved a well-wriiten and absorbing mystery made more enjoyable by Rendell's knack for capturing the setting and Wexford's dry wit. The narrator (not favorites Bailey or Anthony) delivers a different but apt voice for Wexford.
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- connie "Narrative makes the world go round."

A very pedestrian mystery

Early Ruth Rendell sounds a lot like an Agathy Christie impersonator. It's fine, it's entertaining, the plot is clever, the dialog is witty. But compared to the mature Rendell it is a pale shadow. Probably an essential read for folks who are interested in seeing the arc of a great mystery writer from her early beginnings. A lesser narrator than Terrence Hardiman would have moved this novel to one-star status.
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- Bull "Doctor Bull"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios