The Best Man to Die
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The Best Man to Die

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A man and his daughter lie dead after a car accident. Strangely, no other car was involved and no cause has been found. Wexford's only option is to wait and hope that the one surviving victim - the mother, Mrs Fanshawe - regains consciousness.

But when she finally awakens six weeks later, Wexford's attention has already been distracted by a new and very violent case. Walking by the canal that same morning, Wexford discovered the bloody body of Charlie Hatton.

The two cases are obviously unrelated, although something is bothering Wexford and he can't work out why or what. But just as he begins to wonder whether there could in fact be a connection, the unexpected occurs: the Fanshawe daughter, believed to be killed in the accident, appears at her mother's beside very much alive ...
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 125 x 137 x 11mm | 68g
  • Bolinda/Audible audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1486273041
  • 9781486273041
  • 2,452,976

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'One of the best novelists writing today.' -- P.D. James 'Ruth Rendell has quite simply transformed the genre of crime writing. She displays her peerless skill in blending the mundane, commonplace aspects of life with the potent murky impulses of desire and greed, obsession and fear.' -- The Sunday Times 'Rendell never fails to come up trumps, and her millions of admirers will eagerly consume this offering as they have all the others.' -- The Irish Times 'A firm grasp of social concerns ensure that her novels are reflective of our own times, as well as hugely absorbing.' -- The Times 'This is Rendell on cracking form, with the entire accoutrements one expects from her.' -- The Good Book Guide
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About Ruth Rendell

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, who also writes under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, is an acclaimed English crime writer, known for her many psychological thrillers and murder mysteries. William Henry Mettam Bailey (also known as Robin Bailey) was an English actor. Although often chosen for upper class and tradition-bound roles such as Mr Justice Graves in Thames Television's Rumpole of the Bailey, Bailey is perhaps most fondly remembered for his portrayal of Uncle Mort in I Didn't Know You Cared, the BBC's adaptation of Peter Tinniswood's stories about an extended Yorkshire family. Bailey also recorded several audiobooks by Agatha Christie, Catherine Aird, Nevil Shute and Ruth Rendell.
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3,316 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (1,246)
3 32% (1,058)
2 6% (189)
1 1% (39)
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