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Reading Rendell alongside Agatha Christie adds to both. I don’t think Rendell is an especially amazing prose stylist or anything, but her characters here are fresh and startling, the dsath and the story structure even more so in some ways.

Doing this might make you appreciate her body of work like I do. Crilling Sarah Webb Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The Reverend has a vested interest in the matter since his son i Can’t really go wrong with Rendell.

Desperate to find if murder breeds murder and whether his son is in jeopardy for his own decision. Some cases are impossible to bury.

Description Wexford had every reason to remember the Painter case–it was the first murder he’d ever handled on his own. Archery’s questions set Wexford on his heels and throughout the book, he is set that he got the right man.

An man was convicted and executed for a crime, and Inspector Wexford was one of the men who was caught him. Almost everyone in Rendell’s tale looks upon this as a deal breaker. Henry Archery’s son is engaged to Painter’s daughter. This was an extremely pleasant surprise and is, quite clearly, Highly Recommended.

Presumably the marriage just won’t d This was first published inand is the second of the Wexford novels. Views Read Edit View history.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book opens with no less than two full chapters of exposition–and then Rendell’s oddities take over, knocking herself out to expose the psychology of her characters, whether such has any bearing on the story or not.

Archery wants to look into the case again to see if Wexford made a mistake as he and his wife are unwilling to consent to the marriage otherwise. Plus the play with names and atmospherics–verging on horror–exemplify how many levels her crime fiction would work on.

A New Lease of Death by Ruth Rendell

Young Elizabeth Crilling Amanda Waring The two of them just happen to run into most of the primary witnesses to the crime including a hot mess of a mother and daughter act, a Stunning Beauty who inspires lust in Archery Senior’s heart, and oodles of references to a local poet and playwright who died in the first flowering of youth.

And yet, I didn’t really dig this one. Reath Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Well told tale, otherwise. Shake Hands Forever Nigel Anthony. I think there is a lot of over acting by Mrs Crilling the mother of the young girl that found the body. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The Rev is more hidebound in his princess about his son becoming tied to the daughter of a murderer, but he assures himself it is because of his consideration of his parishioners.

Deth Archery erndell so for the sake of his son’s engagement?

Notify me of new posts via email. I imagine that in the time that the book was written this would have been quite shocking, particularly in light of his position as a clergyman, but common social attitudes have shifted enough that I do not think many readers will be shocked or outraged by his thoughts and actions. Dopo “La morte non sa leggere”, delizioso riuscitissimo thriller psicologico, questa mia seconda lettura di Ruth Rendell strappa a fatica la sufficenza.


Even rendekl so when it’s your first murder case.

A New Lease of Death (Inspector Wexford, #2) by Ruth Rendell

As the second in the series, perhaps Rendell had yet to work out how she wanted to write Wexford and I prefer this style. Barf-o-roo, but still its not a bad mystery. E, verso la fine, proprio quando la t Dopo “La morte non sa leggere”, delizioso riuscitissimo thriller psicologico, questa mia seconda lettura di Ruth Rendell strappa a fatica la sufficenza.

He is concerned, not so much that his family will be associated with a convicted murderer, but that his grandchildren may inherit murderous tendencies.

To put it more simply: One’s assumptions about everyone, including the vicar, are challenged as Rendell hacks ruthlessly at the concept of stock one-dimensional characters.

This has proven something I always suspected, Rendell rocked from the beginning.

Harry Painter is hung for it and Chief Inspector Wexford is certain that they executed the right man. Two adopted sister and a son born to the dead woman were questioned. Great characters, great story with plausible surprises.

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