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He investigates the murder in order to prove or disprove the guilt of the man who was executed.

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Weak sequel to her excellent first book and very dated. Young Elizabeth Crilling Amanda Waring Also there is a scene rwndell Painter being hung is in front of a large Cross as if Jesus gave the okay.

Rendelp the play with names and atmospherics–verging on horror–exemplify how many levels her crime fiction would work on.

With school starting back this week, and with me preparing for one new class and an overall overload, it took me a bit to get through this one.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is a multi character viewpoint and examines various relationships, bound by the rules and social mores of the time, such as the relationship between Mrs Primero and her servant Alice, one of mistress and servant which both treated with deadly seriousness and pride.


Interesting, and fairly short mystery. Only Archery can’t let the past remain buried. I finished this novel appreciating the layered plot and rich characterization but troubled by the main storyline. Mike Burden Peter Egan Anyone approaching this in search of a puzzle plot will likely feel very disappointed. There are surprises and revelations however and one is not certain of the outcome until the end.

In the South US it would become something you filed away to use in some future disagreement.

Therefore, for most of the book an amateur – Henry Archerly – conducts his own sort of slipshod investigation. As the character of Charles revealed himself more and more, the novel became about why some folks would bother to escape at all.

Rendell begins to find her voice in this book, and I think she realizes that she can do more than the typical serial detective novel. Track your recent orders Use Your Account to view or change your orders. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This month is going to be Ruth Rendell month on the blog well, every other book anyway.

The older generation seem set in their ways, puzzled and disturbed by the dismantling of the social scaffolding with its old rules, but their power still remains, particularly with regard to sex, gender and class. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Views Read Leaae View history. Wolf To The Slaughter: As things progress in his enquiries, things close to him start to fall apart — it seems that whatever he finds, there is going to be a price to be paid. Why do Charles and Tess argue in the car?


A New Lease of Death by Ruth Rendell

No, it had never really been about that, and so it made sense that Wexford would have little to do with the novel though, why make it a series entry? It’s early and maybe a little show-offy, but from the first lese you know you in the handers of a genius practitioner.

This has proven something I always suspected, Rendell rocked from the beginning. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Archerly makes a few blunders. The vicar’s son it seems is now engaged to the daughter of Bert Painter, the man hanged for the murder of old Mrs Primero.

Wolf to the Slaughter Robin Bailey. He begins unravelling the past, only to discover that murder breeds murder — and often conceals e Read by The Reverend has a vested interest in the matter since his son i Can’t really go wrong with Rendell.

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