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A Sleeping Life (Inspector Wexford Mystery, 10)

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A Sleeping Life (Inspector Wexford Mystery, 10)

by Ruth Rendell

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ISBN 13
9780375704932
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New York: Vintage Crime / Black Lizard, July 2000. Trade Paperback. New. Not a remainder. Not damaged. 180 pages.

Rhoda Comfrey's death seemed unremarkable; the real mystery was her life, an elaborate web of lies and deception painstakingly maintained by a troubled soul. A wallet found in Comfrey's handbag leads Inspector Wexford to Mr. Grenville West, a writer whose plots revel in the blood, thunder, and passion of dramas of old; whose current whereabouts are unclear; and whose curious secretary--the plain Polly Flinders--provides the Inspector with more questions than answers. And when a second Grenville West comes to light, Wexford faces a dizzying array of possible scenarios--and suspects--behind the Comfrey murder. Brilliantly entertaining, exceptionally crafted, A Sleeping Life evokes the dark realities, half-truths, and flights of fancy that constitute a life.

Synopsis

A Sleeping Life is a crime-novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1978. It features her popular investigator Detective Inspector Wexford, and is the tenth novel in the series. It was shortlisted for the Mystery Writers' Of America Edgar Award, making it one of only two Inspector Wexford novels ever to have been shortlisted for either of the "big two" crime-fiction awards, the Edgar or the CWA Gold Dagger, despite the series' huge commercial popularity.

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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000003240
Title
A Sleeping Life (Inspector Wexford Mystery, 10)
Author
Ruth Rendell
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
New New
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0375704930
ISBN 13
9780375704932
Publisher
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
July 2000
Keywords
fiction, mystery, detective, police, Sussex, England, Britain, United Kingdom
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction; Mystery, Suspense, Detective, Crime; Britain;
Size
8vo

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