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A sleeping life (Inspector Wexford)

A sleeping life (Inspector Wexford)

Ruth Rendell
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4.7 of 5
Hutchinson (1978)
Some fading to shelf worn dust jacket which is in a protective cover, page edges tanned with a little foxing to top edge, first ed. Shipped from the U.K. All orders received before 3pm sent that weekday.
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7 Reviews
  • This was my first Inspector Wexford book and I almost didn’t make it to the middle let alone the end. That’s the reason for my review title - I nearly slept through the first third of the book it was that dull. If I hadn’t forced myself I would have missed some really smart writing, great snarky dialogue and some good twisty turns to the finish. I can recommend this book and I think I’ll go back and read some of the earlier books so I can relate to the many insider comments and tracks.

  • Honestly, I have reread it on my Kindle, just now, but I enjoyed it for the first on peperback so much, years ago, that I would have liked to read it again. Of course I could recall the main frame of the plot, but there are delicate details I wasn't able to remember, or I didn't notice things, I want to get the solutioh asap. Now I take my time absorbing in different ways of a speaking: different social-level,e.g. less educated country people or the aristocrats, or low-lifes. When reading her I am able to cut out all the chores I have had enough.
    I love the Rexfords novels, altoghether with his family. Being not a native English-speaker besides admiring the beauty of the richness of the language, all R.Rendell's works offers me an amazing treasure to study, study, study. I am just a simple teacher of English language and Literature and the same in Hungarian language and literature.

  • I've been a Ruth Rendell fan for a long time. However, this mystery was a stretch. I read through it but knew the outcome long before it came out. The way Wexford figures out the solution is somewhat contrived and the characters are somewhat flat and stereotypical. If you are new to Ruth Rendell you may not come away wanting to read more of her novels so I suggest you do not start with this one. Go back to an earlier Ruth Rendell and get a better appreciation of her abilities to include setting, characters and puzzles in great murder mysteries.

  • I had been reading some not so well know writers of mystery and then got this book as a present. When I started listening to this book I realized why these authors are the best at what they do. When you go back and forth between authors and some are not nearly as good you really can hear the difference.

  • I loved her mysterious ways of writing a “normal “ murder! Wexford is a rich.character who deals with his personal life while solving the murder

  • Excellent plot, excellent mystery to solve. I dare you to solve it before Wexford. Rendell does an excellent job of sharing unusual human circumstances as critical to the plot. This case is a stumper until Wexford solves the case.

  • Enjoyed this book very much.Ruth Rendell never ceases to amaze.

  • I like the story very much. I still think that Ruth Rendell's earlier books are the best!
    The twist in the ending and the damaged personality of her protagonist in this book make the story so thrilling.
    Highly recommended to readers who love a good detective story.