No Man's Nightingale

No Man's Nightingale

Book - 2013
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When his cleaning lady, a notorious busybody, discovers the dead body of female vicar Sarah Hussein, who was strangled in her Kingsmarkham vicarage, Inspector Wexford assists in the investigation and stumbles upon a crucial piece of evidence that sheds new light on the deceased's dark past.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2013
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476747132
Branch Call Number: FIC MYS
Characteristics: 275 pages ; 24 cm


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When Inspector Wexford’s cleaning woman, Maxine, discovers the strangled body of the Reverend Sarah Hussain the retired inspector is invited to join the investigation. As a church reformer and a bi-racial single mother who used a sperm donor to become pregnant, the Reverend challenged her congreg... Read More »

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Jul 01, 2014

I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more of Ruth Rendell.

Jan 26, 2014

Enjoyed this book. Read it from cover to cover. Ruth Rendell is one of my favorite authors and she never disappoints. Look forward to her next book.

Jan 20, 2014

On a backdrop of; location, events, women in the ministry, racism, and character diversity, Inspector Wexford, resolves the crime. However, there is the appearance of being; weak, apologetic, and repetitous referral of his status of being a former policemen, his office and rosewood desk.

Jan 15, 2014

Started out well but failed to come up with a believable ending.

Dec 25, 2013

Wexford is retired but still gets involved with solving murders that happen in his neighborhood. I just got tired of reading about his "senior moments" and how difficult it was to change with the times, especially those changes dealing with technology or, for that matter, religious practices, racial and social issues. Not a riveting read.

Nov 23, 2013

Ruth Rendell is without question a master of the genre. even so, I had the sense that this novel was a bit of a walk-through in the series. She's got the formula Wexford down, and has follwed it throughout. Which doesn't mean that it's not worth reading: even an average Wexford novel is more compelling and well written than most mysteries on the market, but I couldn't help feeling that this one was a bit of a contract fulfillment piece, rather than built around the kernal of a great story demanding to be told.

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