Means of Evil and Other Stories

  • by Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by Nigel Anthony
  • 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Innocence is in the eye of the beholder . . .A collection of short stories, ranging from crimes of passion and violence in Kingsmarkham to a bizarre murder in Yugoslavia, featuring the world-famous Detective Chief Inspector Wexford. A crime omnibus from the world's greatest living mystery writer, Ruth Rendell.

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What the Critics Say

"Nigel Anthony's reading sets this recording of five short mysteries by Rendell...above others in the genre. Chief inspector Wexford and inspector Burden investigate poisonings, baby-swapping, theft, and forgery in 'Means of Evil', 'Old Wives Tales', 'Ginger and the Kingsmarkham Chalk Circle', 'Achilles Heel', and 'When the Wedding Was Over'. (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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Favourite Wexford Stories

A brilliant collection of short stories featuring Wexford and Burden, have listened to them over and over. Love Nigel Anthony's portrayal of the characters.
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- JPR Beader

Unsatisfying

It has the elements of detective fiction without much of the resolution. Some of the stories built well but it was a pretty stale and very brief collection
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- Mr. K. A. Potapov

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-08-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios