From Doon with Death : Inspector Wexford

  • by Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by Terrence Hardiman
  • Series: Inspector Wexford
  • 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first case for DCI Reg Wexford.When Margaret Parsons disappears, it's assumed that she's run off with another man. But then the missing woman's body is found and a startling discovery is made when Mr. Parsons lets the police into his home....


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Vintage Rendell

It was interesting to listen to this book as I've seen the TV version a couple of times, but I'd forgotten the ending and so could enjoy the gradual detection process of Wexford's incisive mind. As with other Ruth Rendell novels, there's plenty of psychological disfunction and complex motivations displayed before the killer is revealed.
I believe this is either the first or one of the earliest Inspector Wexford novels. Wexford's character comes over strongly, but Inspector Burdon doesn't figure as prominently as he does in later books.
It's a well-crafted story with false trails but it all hangs together in a satisfactory way and the ending is a bit of a surprise, but not entirely implausible.
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- Kirstine

Ruth Rendell RIP I need to start at the beginning

What made the experience of listening to From Doon with Death the most enjoyable?

I have read most of Ruth Rendell's books, but decided after her death to listen to the first Wexford story and was not disappointed

Who was your favorite character and why?

Always Wexford, he is my type of man

Have you listened to any of Terrence Hardiman’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is the first Terrence Hardiman performance I have listened to but I really liked his voice.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Never judge a book by its inscription.

Any additional comments?


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- Monica

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios