Ruth Rendell's A Guilty Thing Surprised (Chief Inspector Wexford Mysteries) PDF

By Ruth Rendell

ISBN-10: 0345348117

ISBN-13: 9780345348111

Elizabeth Nightingale discovered peace and quietness on her nightly walks in the course of the wealthy, dense forests surrounding Myfleet Manor. however the peace she valuable was once shattered one evening whilst she discovered demise ready within the woods. leader Inspector Wexford and his colleague Inspector Burden discover a so much unsavory case on their palms -- and needs to use all their wit and knowledge to resolve it . . .

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Personally, I was thinking what a waste of money when you’ve got to get old anyway. ’ Burden nodded. ‘The man she went to meet last night, presumably,’ be said. ‘What’s your theory, sir? That Nightingale suspected, followed her into the forest and killed her? ’ ‘I haven’t got a theory,’said Wexford. They descended slowly. The staircase was long and shallow with a wide landing halfway down. Here a window whose crimson velvet curtains matched the Etoile de Hollande roses in a copper bowl on its sill, gave on to the garden.

Looking up past creeper-grown lattice windows, Wexford noticed its fellow, a crowing chanticleer on the weather vane. As he entered the Old House, he became aware that the wind had dropped. 4 THE place in which Wexford found himself was evidently used as a storeroom. Birch logs were stacked against the walls in pyramids; racks above them awaited the Manor harvest of apples and pears. It was all very clean and orderly. Since there was no other room down here and no sign of Denys Villiers’ occupation, Wexford ascended the stairs.

His bungalow had seldom looked so attractive to him as it did this morning. Poole pottery vases filled with red dahlias (Bishop of Llandaff, very choice) graced the hall and living room; the new curtains were up; from the kitchen came the rich aroma of a steak-and-kidney pudding boiling for lunch. Burden sighed, then lifted the spotless polished receiver of the white telephone. ’ ‘Sorry. ’ ‘Hard cheese, Picasso. You’ll have to complete the masterpiece some other time. ’ Burden knew better than to say it was his day off.

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