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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Publisher Comments:

The bed was neatly made, and the woman on top neatly strangled.

According to all accounts, Angela Hathall was deeply in love with her husband and far too paranoid to invite an unknown person into their home. So who managed to gain entry and strangle her without a struggle? That is the problem facing Inspector Wexford in Shake Hands Forever. Perhaps it was the mystery woman who left her fingerprints on the Hathall's bathtub? Perhaps it was Angela's husband who lied about a stolen library book? And why was the Hathall home, usually so unkempt, exqisitely clean the day of Angela's death? Then a neighbor--friendly, knowing, disarmingly beautiful--offers Wexford her assistance. And what begins as a rather tricky case turns into an obsession that threatens to destroy the Inspector's career--as well as his marriage.

Maddeningly addictive, smart and surprising, Shake Hands Forever showcases Ruth Rendell at the height of her storytelling powers.

Synopsis:

Chief Inspector Wexford suspects Robert Hathall was responsible for the strangling death of his wife and personally investigates the case even though officially it is closed. Reprint.

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:
9780307559616
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Rendell, Ruth
Author:
Rendell Ruth
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Marriage
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Police
Subject:
England
Subject:
Wexford, Inspector
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
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 , Chief Inspector Wexford suspects Robert Hathall was responsible for the strangling death of his wife and personally investigates the case even though officially it is closed. Reprint.
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