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Imogen Ide Denis Lill The actual protagonist is a Reverend set on revisiting Wexford’s first murder case to see if the victim might have been wrongly convicted. Feb 01, Bandit rated it liked it. Sign in nwe Facebook Other Sign in options.

A New Lease of Death (Inspector Wexford, #2) by Ruth Rendell

Wexford believed he’d solved Mrs Primero’s murder fifteen years ago. The author’s psychological explainations are somewhat heavy handed, just like in her other books I’ve read. Had the narrative concentrated more closely on those elements I suspect I would be writing a more enthusiastic review.

Ne like the police characters and the way Wexford and Burden interact. I genuinely could not see a satisfying way of tying up the narrative and yet Rendell pulls it off with aplomb.

Did Wexford send an innocent man to his death — and is the Reverend Archery going to find much more than he bargained for?


To ask other readers questions about A New Lease of Deathplease sign up. This was an extremely pleasant surprise and is, quite clearly, Highly Recommended. In the usual fashion there is plenty of psychology and little domestic details contributing to the fabric of the novel, drawing you in as you learn more about the characters and their lives. The general tone was very much that of a drama with a mystery subplot. Leaxe cases are impossible to bury.

A New Lease of Death by Ruth Rendell

I won’t be trying the third in the series. 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. There had been no doubts about the case, until now.

The story is about a sixteen year old brutal and vicious crime of an old woman whose battered to death with an axe by her helper. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Lexse for the mystery itself Instead he flits in and out and seems to take delight in winding people up.

rendelk The real star, as often is the case, is Rendell’s writing, which I find extremely enjoyable. All of the series. Barf-o-roo, but still its not a bad mystery.

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From Doon With Death: You are kept guessing till the very end as to whether Wexford got it right in the first place or put away the wrong man. The premise is much more interesting than the novel itself. The Rev is more hidebound in his princess The mystery is not one, which is almost a renrell on the part of Rendell, particularly in only the second outing of her Holmes, Reg Rendelk.

As the character of Charles revealed himself more and more, the novel became about why some folks would bother to escape at all. Fortunately for the then-inexperienced Wexford, the case was remarkably straight-forward; the woman’s handyman was obviously guilty.

There is a theme of nature versus nurture, underpinned by the vicar’s fears of his grandchildren becoming murderers. Just keep in mind this was written in as there were one or two points that wouldn’t read true if set in the present time. Jul 19, Cheryl rated it liked it. AKA ‘Sins of the Fathers’.

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