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.


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


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