The Vault : Inspector Wexford

  • by Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by Steven Crossley
  • Series: Inspector Wexford
  • 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Wessex is retired - or would be, if murder and danger would only leave him alone.
The impossible has happened. Chief Inspector Reg Wexford has retired. He and his wife now divide their time between Kingsmarkham and a coachhouse in Hampstead belonging to their actress daughter, Sheila. For all the benefits of a more relaxed way of life, Wexford misses being the law. But a chance meeting in a London street, with someone he had known briefly as a very young police constable, changes everything. Tom Ede is now a detective superintendent, and is very keen to recruit Wexford as an adviser on a difficult case.
The bodies of two women and a man have been discovered in the old coal hole of an attractive house in St John's Wood. None carries identification. But the man's jacket pockets contain a string of pearls, a diamond and a sapphire necklace as well as other jewellery valued in the region of 40,000. Wexford is intrigued and excited by the challenge - until this new investigative role brings him into serious physical danger.

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slow and uninteresting

very slow story and presentation. Extraneous sub plots add nothing to book. This is my first book by this author and may be the reason I felt characters not well developed.
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- michael e vinson

This said it is unabriged, but is it

As usual, a good story by Ruth Rendell...but I recognize it from a much longer story in which we see the murders, the sealing up of the door, the artists and his girlg\friend 30 years before, and much more which I shall not give away. So, I am not sure what is going on.
If you are a Ruth Rendell reader, I assure you - you have read this.
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- Norma

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio