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by George Baker,Ruth Rendell

  • ISBN: 0001048600
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: George Baker,Ruth Rendell
  • Subcategory: Mystery
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Audio; Abridged edition (February 20, 1995)
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  • Rating: 4.9
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Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE (née Grasemann; 17 February 1930 – 2 May 2015), was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries.

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE (née Grasemann; 17 February 1930 – 2 May 2015), was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries.

the veiled one - audio book - abridged. Read by- george baker. CD's used - very good.

The second book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford. Maddeningly addictive, smart and surprising, Shake Hands Forever showcases Ruth Rendell at the height of her storytelling powers. It's impossible to forget the violent bludgeoning to death of an elderly lady in her home. Even more so when it's your first murder case.

The Veiled One (Inspector Wexford, Published November 13th 1989 by Fawcett. Author(s): Ruth Rendell, George Philip Baker (Reader). ISBN: 0007423861 (ISBN13: 9780007423866). Paperback, 320 pages. Author(s): Ruth Rendell. ISBN: 0345359941 (ISBN13: 9780345359940). The Veiled One: An Inspector Wexford Mystery (Inspector Wexford, Published December 28th 2010 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller.

Edgar Award-winning author Ruth Rendell (1930-2015) wrote more . Her popular crime stories featuring Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford were adapted into a long-running British television series (1987-2000) starring George Baker.

Edgar Award-winning author Ruth Rendell (1930-2015) wrote more than seventy books and sold more than twenty million copies worldwide. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (London), she was the recipient of the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers' Association. Rendell's award-winning novels include A Demon in My View (1976), A Dark-Adapted Eye (1987), and King Solomon's Carpet (1991).

Follow Ruth Rendell and explore their bibliography from . The Veiled One (Inspector Wexford Book 14) Dec 28, 2010.

com's Ruth Rendell Author Page. Edgar Award-winning author Ruth Rendell (1930-2015) wrote more than seventy books and sold more than twenty million copies worldwide.

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Ruth Rendell obituary. George Baker as Detective Chief Inspector Reg Wexford and Louie Ramsay as Dora Wexford in ITV’s The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, 1988. Crime novelist famed for her Inspector Wexford books who also wrote dark and chilling thrillers under the pen name Barbara Vine. Photograph: ITV/Rex Features. A very private person, who could get prickly with interviewers, she nevertheless said that she was going to take an active part in politics when she was made a life peer in 1997.

Written by Ruth Rendell. Narrated by George Baker. Another Wexford mystery read by George BakerShe was a wonderful, lovely lady, according to her niece. But Gwen Robinson had died in a bleak, underground carpark, murdered by someone who knew just how to use a garrotte. But was she the intended victim?

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Narrated by George Baker. Another Wexford mystery read by George Baker She was a wonderful, lovely lady, according to her niece. Include any personal information. 0) 50 characters minimum.

A novel read by George Baker. A body lies concealed in a car park where Inspector Wexford is too preoccupied to notice anything unusual. Informed that night of the murder, before Wexford can delve any deeper into this case, he too confronts death.
Reviews about The Veiled One [abridged Edition] (7):
No one else writes psychological crime like Ruth Rendell. Detective Burden has a strong sense that the troubled young teacher who first discovered the body committed the crime. Day after day he brings the young man in for questioning. At first the young man is defiant, then reticent. Shortly the suspect looks forward to these meetings. He begins to think Burden is the only one he can talk to. The Veiled One is a very interesting take on the errors of police procedure. How can a book be funny, thought provoking and scary? Rendell does it over and over again.
This had every appearance of being a mainstream police procedural that, even if expertly written, would be entertaining for the duration of the time it took to read it, and then be forgotten quickly. Looks can be deceiving.

Recently I resolved to give Ruth Rendell's Wexford novels a fresh look. Somehow I had decided years ago that they were boring. So I began with the first of the series, From Doon with Death, which came out in 1964. It was an enjoyable mystery, a just the facts ma'am bare bones detective story, an introduction to Inspector Wexford that didn't reveal much about him.

Unable to find the second novel, Sins of the Fathers (Chief Inspector Wexford Mysteries, No. 2), I moved on to Wolf to the Slaughter. It was dreary and complicated and not very interesting. And Wexford's underling, Inspector Burden, was very annoying with his prim attitude. I didn't finish it.

But then I came across The Veiled One, which was well into the series, first published in 1988, so I abandoned the chronological approach. Inspector Burden is again an unattractive character, judgmental and narrow-minded. When Wexford is hospitalized with injuries, Burden has to take charge of a murder case and determines that one suspect is almost certainly the killer. Despite reservations expressed by both his wife and his boss, Burden sets his sights on extracting a confession from the suspect. This takes an unexpected and curiously satisfying turn.

I have enjoyed most of Ruth Rendell's stand-alone novels and her psychological thrillers written as Barbara Vine, but am now discovering that within what seems initially like the closer confines of the police procedural Wexford novels and its claustrophobic small village Kingsmarkham, she explores British social trends and topics of the day. So far, I'm finding the series a fascinating, if uneven, exploration of British social history, with mysteries thrown in for good measure.
First class mystery by one of my favorite authors. Ruth Rendell was a goddess of psychological mysteries and this Inspector Wexford novel is great. The motives are subtle, the atmosphere is seething with undercurrents of menace. Wonderful!
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Ruth Rendell sometimes goes off the deep end with her characterizations but seldom or never in the Wexford series, which has now gone on for decades. This is a really challenging one. There are so many delightfully demented suspects. But it's the kind of plot where at the denoument you say "Oh my God - THAT was a clue?" Her polished prose is always a delight and her slightly ironic take on contemporary foibles refreshes the mental palate. Great Job.
Very good. British mysteries are my favorite. I did figure this one out mid-way as Burden acted out of character, I think. Wish these books would break away a bit from the standard outline. Want to tell them to be pioneers in writing and to cut a new path, move away from old ones - new girl detective, attractive, same questions to coroner at crime scene, etc. Wexford is great. Interesting family but prefer when family stays in background. Give me gritty, unemotional, uninterrupted detective work.
Wexford is one of those old fashioned detectives who works in his head and only lets one know right at the end. It is a gripping - if not long drawn out mystery. The only positives are the deeply involved human interactions and the interesting reasons why people may say what they say. His poor second in command - is also a lost soul who seems to have little idea of appropriate interrogation techniques. the story takes a long time to draw to a conclusion - and I do wish Ruth Rendell would know that her readers need some sort of hints to allay their fears of the endless mystery saga. however, all said and done - I was gripped for several days - reading this story - always hoping for some sort of resolution.
Police procedural, very complicated case, interesting, psychological. Murder in the shopping center parking lot.

Typical Ruth Wendall well written book.
I'm a new Wexford fan - could not put this one down. Engrossing mystery from beginning to end. Ruth Rendell is prolific, and sometimes she misses the mark (for me), but Inspector Wexford has chops, and I am eager to read more.

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