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The vault / Ruth Rendell.

By: Rendell, Ruth, 1930-2015 [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Rendell, Ruth, Chief Inspector Wexford: book 23.Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2011Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.Description: 276 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781451624083 ; 1451624085 .Subject(s): Murder -- Fiction | Police -- England -- Sussex -- Fiction | Wexford, Inspector (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Kingsmarkham (England : Imaginary place) -- Fiction | London (England) -- Fiction | Sussex (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: 823/.914 Summary: When four bodies are discovered in the same underground sewer 12 years after the events of A Sight for Sore Eyes, former Chief Inspector Wexford is pulled out of retirement to follow a complex trail to the original murders only to have his life thrown into turmoil by a devastating personal tragedy
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INCLUDES AN EXCERPT OF RENDELL'S FINAL NOVEL, DARK CORNERS <br> <br> From "the reigning queen of crime fiction" ( Time Out ), a sequel to A Sight for Sore Eyes , one of Rendell's most beloved novels--featuring the retired Inspector Wexford.<br> <br> From "the reigning queen of crime fiction" ( Time Out ), a sequel to A Sight for Sore Eyes , one of Rendell's most beloved novels--featuring the retired Inspector Wexford.<br> <br> In the stunning climax to Rendell's classic A Sight for Sore Eyes , three bodies--two dead, one living--are entombed in an underground chamber beneath a picturesque London house. Twelve years later, when a manhole cover is pulled back, the house's new owner makes a grisly discovery. Only now, the number of bodies is four. How did somebody else end up in the chamber? And who knew of its existence?<br> <br> With their own detectives at an impasse, police call on former Chief Inspector Wexford, now retired and living with his wife in London, to advise them on the unsolved murders. Wexford, missing the thrill of a good case, jumps at the chance to sleuth again. His dogged detective skills and knack for figuring out the criminal mind take him to London neighborhoods, posh and poor, as he follows a complex criminal trail back to the original murders.<br> <br> But just as Wexford's case gets hot, a devastating family tragedy pulls Wexford back to Kingsmarkham, and for the first time in his life, Wexford finds himself transforming from investigator into victim. Masterfully plotted, The Vault will satisfy both longtime Wexford fans and new Rendell readers.

Sequel to: A sight for sore eyes.

When four bodies are discovered in the same underground sewer 12 years after the events of A Sight for Sore Eyes, former Chief Inspector Wexford is pulled out of retirement to follow a complex trail to the original murders only to have his life thrown into turmoil by a devastating personal tragedy

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This sequel to Rendell's 1999 A Sight for Sore Eyes-and the 23rd installment of her Inspector Wexford series-begins with the discovery of four bodies under the patio of a lovely cottage in the exclusive London suburb of St. John's Wood. Three of the victims died 12 years ago, but the fourth body, that of a provocatively dressed young woman, has been in the vault for only two years. Stymied in their attempts to identify the victims and discover how they came to their violent ends, the London police call in the retired but restless Wexford to serve as a consultant. VERDICT Rendell crams so many characters and plotlines into her story that some readers may have difficulty keeping it all straight and remaining engaged. This experienced author, however, does an admirable job of tying everything together in the end. Recommended for procedural fans and for Rendell's many faithful readers.-Jane la Plante, Minot State Univ. Lib., ND (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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