Who could have suspected that the exciting stag party for the groom would be the prelude to the murder of his close friend Charlie Hatton? And Charlie's death was only the first in a string of puzzling murders involving small-time gangsters, cheating husbands, and loose women. Now Chief Inspector Wexford and his assistant join forces with the groom to track down a killer....
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Ruth Rendell writes in the classic mystery style, where the clues get revealed progressively with solid good work by the police. inspector Wexford is an old-fashioned inspector who solves the mystery through getting to understand the suspects' lives and motives. In this one, there are two cases which don't initially seem to have anything in common, though of course, they do.
I would also like to say that Davina Porter was great as narrator. I've listened to a couple that I felt she didn't do as well, so was not sure if I would enjoy this one. But she was perfect! Great job bringing life and interest to the reading and also differentiating the voices. This could have been a dull book read by someone less talented. I'm really happy that I can sing her praises here. The ones I heard and didn't care for so much must (I'm delighted to say) have just been flukes.
Highly recommend both book and reader!
Wexford is back again and in fine form!