End in tears

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Hutchinson, 2005 - Fiction - 328 pages
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A lump of concrete dropped deliberately from a little stone bridge over a relatively unfrequented road kills the wrong person. The driver behind is spared. But only for a while... It is impossible for Chief Inspector Wexford not to wonder how terrible it would be to discover that one of his daughters had been murdered. Sylvia has always been a cause for concern. Living alone with her two children, she is pregnant again. What will happen to the child? The relationship between father and daughter has always been uneasy. But the current situation also provokes an emotional division between Wexford and his wife, Dora. One particular member of the local press is gunning for the Chief Inspector, distinctly unimpressed with what he regards as old-fashioned police methods. But Wexford, with his old friend and partner, Mike Burden, along with two new recruits to the Kingsmarkham team, pursue their inquiries with a diligence and humanity that make Ruth Rendell's detective stories enthralling, exciting and very touching.

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User Review  - JalenV - LibraryThing

End In Tears is an old phrase as well as the title of the 20th Inspector Wexford mystery. Plenty of characters will take actions that will end in tears -- their own, or others'. The murder victims are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pmaurer - LibraryThing

My first exposure to inspector Wexford. I liked the character, but hated the character Hannah. Two girls murdered, surrogate mother (Wexford's daughter), restoration businessmen. I want to go back and catch more of Wexford, but definitely not if Hannah is part of the story line. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Ruth Rendell was born in Essex, England on February 17, 1930. She was educated at Loughton County High School. Rendell began her career as a journalist. She wrote six novels before sending her work in to a publisher. She writes crime novels and psychological thrillers, and is best known for her Inspector Wexford books. Rendell also write under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Many of her titles have been made into films and made-for-tv movies.