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Sins of the Fathers by  Ruth Rendell - Paperback - Thirteenth Printing - 1990 - from Odds and Ends Shop and Biblio.com

Sins of the Fathers

by Rendell, Ruth

Condition: Very Good


Ballantine Books. Very Good. 1990. Thirteenth Printing. Paperback. The spine and front cover, next to the spine, are creased from reading. The pages are clean, no tears or soiling. The pages and binding are tight. All three page edges are yellow stained. The cover edges are scuffed from shelf wear. ; Chief Inspector Wexford; Vol. 2; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 249 pages; It was a brutal, vicious crime -- sixteen years old. A helpless old woman battered to death with an axe. Harry Painter hung for it, and Chief Inspector Wexford is certain they executed the right man. But Reverend Archery has doubts ... Because his son wants to marry the murderer's beautiful, brilliant daughter. He begins unravelling the past, only to discover that murder breeds murder -- and often conceals even deeper secrets. Formerly titled: A NEW LEASE OF DEATH. The Second Chief Inspector Wexford novel as published. Will combine shipping on more than one book. .

Reprint. Originally published: A new lease of death. Garden City, N.Y. : Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, 1967. "An Inspector Wexford mystery"--Cover.




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