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Ruth Rendell

No Man's Nightingale

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A female vicar named 'sarah Hussein is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham vicarage. Maxine, the gossipy cleaning woman who discovers her body, happens to also be in the employ of retired Chief Inspector Wexford and his wife. When called on by his old deputy, detective inspector Mike Burden, Wexford, intrigued by the unusual circumstances of the murder, leaps at the chance to tag along with the investigators.

A single mother to a teenage girl, Hussein was a woman working in a male-dominated profession.

Moreover, she was of mixed race and working to modernize the church. Could racism or sexism have played a factor in her murder?

As Wexford searches the Vicar's house, he sees a book on her bedside table. Inside the book is a letter serving as a bookmark. Without thinking much, Wexford puts it into his pocket. Wexford soon realizes he has made a grave error in removing a piece of valuable evidence from the scene without telling anybody.

Yet what he finds inside begins to illuminate the murky past of Hussein. Is there more to her than meets the eye?

The author:
'since her first novel, From Doon with Death, published in 1964, Ruth Rendell has won many awards, including the Crime Writers? Association Gold Dagger for 1976?s best crime novel with A Demon in My View, and the Arts Council National Book Awards ? genre fiction for The Lake of Darkness in 1980. In 1985, she received the 'silver Dagger for The Tree of Hands, and in 1987, writing as Barbara Vine, won her third Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America for A Dark Adapted Eye. 'she won the Gold Dagger for Live Flesh in 1986, for King 'solomon?s Carpet in 1991 and, as Barbara Vine, a Gold Dagger in 1987 for A Fatal Inversion. In 1996, she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 was made a Life Peer

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Paperback / softback
280 pagina's
Januari 2013
387 gram
234 x 154 x 24 mm
Random House UK Ltd us
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