Kissing the Gunner's Daughter

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Doubleday Canada, Mar 1, 1997 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Friday the thirteenth of May was most unlucky day for Sergeant Caleb Martin of Kingsmarkham CID.  That day he confiscated a replica gun from his son's school briefcase and lost his life in a bank robbery - the first link in a chain of events which led to a series of deaths.

When three people are discovered shot at Tancred House, Chief Inspector Wexford suspects a connection between the two apparently unrelated crimes.  But only the seventeen-year-old daughter of one of the victims survives to provide the most confusing of clues.


Although Wexford is very taken with the crime's only witness, Daisy Hoy, his feelings do not prevent his deductive powers from functioning with customary intuitive precision.


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User Review  - JalenV - LibraryThing

In Kissing the Gunner's Daughter, long-time supporting character Sergeant Martin gets a first name. His adventure in chapter one might have been the author's argument against arming British police ... Read full review

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User Review  - bohemima - LibraryThing

Our story opens with two chapters that may be considered a prologue. By an inconsequential series of events, a bank robbery goes bad and a policeman is killed. Chapter 3 opens eight months later with ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Ruth Rendell has been writing mysteries under her own name and as Barbara Vine for 25 years.  She is the author of more than 30 books, including her series of Inspector Wexford novels, several of which have been dramatized for TV.  She has received numerous awards, including three Edgar Allan Poe Awards from the Mystery Writers of America.  The Bridesmaid, published by Doubleday Canada in 1989 and Seal Books in 1990, was the first of her novels to be published separately in Canada.


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