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A Judgement in Stone (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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ISBN13: 9780375704963
ISBN10: 0375704965
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What on earth could have provoked a modern day St. Valentine's Day massacre?

On Valentine's Day, four members of the Coverdale family--George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles--were murdered in the space of 15 minutes. Their housekeeper, Eunice Parchman, shot them, one by one, in the blue light of a televised performance of Don Giovanni. When Detective Chief Superintendent William Vetch arrests Miss Parchman two weeks later, he discovers a second tragedy: the key to the Valentine's Day massacre hidden within a private humiliation Eunice Parchman has guarded all her life.  A brilliant rendering of character, motive, and the heady discovery of truth, A Judgement in Stone is among Ruth Rendell's finest psychological thrillers.

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"A classic." The London Times

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"It will be an amazing achievement if [Rendell] ever writes a better book." London Daily Express

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"Ruth Rendell is the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world." Time

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"Rendell writes with such elegance and restraint, with such a literate voice and an insightful mind, that she transcends the mystery genre and achieves something almost sublime." Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Ruth Rendell is the author of Road Rage, The Keys to the Street, Bloodlines, Simisola, and The Crocodile Bird. She is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. She is also the recipient of three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America and four Gold Daggers from Great Britains Crime Writers Association. In 1997, she was named a life peer in the House of Lords. Ruth Rendell also writes mysteries under the name of Barbara Vine, of which A Dark Adapted Eye is the most famous. She lives in England.

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busyreading..., January 30, 2008 (view all comments by busyreading...)
Well, it is a quick read. There is decent development of the main character, while the others are a bit unidimensional. I was left feeling frustrated at the lack of wisdom of the characters. Maybe that signifies good writing. I did appreciate the focus on the struggles involved with illiteracy - it gave me some insight. Overall, however, I wasn't that impressed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375704963
Author:
Rendell, Ruth
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
FS-081-98
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x .55 in .45 lb

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"Review" by , "Rendell writes with such elegance and restraint, with such a literate voice and an insightful mind, that she transcends the mystery genre and achieves something almost sublime."
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