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Publisher Comments:

Rhoda Comfrey's death seemed unremarkable; the real mystery was her life.

In A Sleeping Life, master mystery writer Ruth Rendell unveils an elaborate web of lies and deception painstakingly maintained by a troubled soul. A wallet found in Comfrey's handbag leads Inspector Wexford to Mr. Grenville West, a writer whose plots revel in the blood, thunder, and passion of dramas of old; whose current whereabouts are unclear; and whose curious secretary--the plain Polly Flinders--provides the Inspector with more questions than answers. And when a second Grenville West comes to light, Wexford faces a dizzying array of possible scenarios--and suspects--behind the Comfrey murder.

Brilliantly entertaining, exceptionally crafted, A Sleeping Life evokes the dark realities, half-truths, and flights of fancy that constitute a life.

Synopsis:

An expensive leather wallet is Inspector Wexford's only clue to the death of a woman whose body is found on the outskirts of Kingsmarkham and whose past is completely dark. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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 Britain’s 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307559807
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Rendell, Ruth
Author:
Rendell Ruth
Subject:
Wexford, inspector (fictitious character)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Police
Subject:
England
Subject:
Wexford, Inspector
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Sussex (England)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000711
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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"Synopsis" by , An expensive leather wallet is Inspector Wexford's only clue to the death of a woman whose body is found on the outskirts of Kingsmarkham and whose past is completely dark. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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