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What makes Biblio different? Facebook Instagram Twitter. Sign In Register Help Cart 0. Cart 0 items. Toggle navigation. Crime Fiction. It is the seventh entry in her popular Inspector Wexford series. Log-in or create an account first! Murder being once done Ruth Rendell Hutchinson, First Edition. London: Hutchinson, [ First edition. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket with minor wear to foot of spine and top edge of front cover. The seventh Inspector Wexford novel. Wexford takes sick leave and goes to London to stay with a relative for rest, no late nights, no alcohol, and no criminal investigations.
But what is he to do when his own nephew, a detective with Scotland Yard, asks for his help? Hard Cover. Dust Jacket.
First UK Edition. Publisher's black boards with gilt spine lettering. Rendell's novels of this vintage have become quite uncommon in recent years. Published: Edition: First Edition. Murder Being Once Done. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.
Ashmead was the American editor of Rendell's Doubleday books. First American Edition. A number of her works have been adapted for film and television. Very Good. Ships with Tracking Number! Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. First US edition, very good in a like dust jacket.
Light gray cloth is a little discolored at the top of the front board. The top edge of the pages is a little soiled and spotted, and the book has a slight spine roll. The jacket has light wear and soiling at the edges, and the inside non-printed side is slightly soiled. An Inspector Wexford novel..
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Margaret Parsons, a fairly ordinary housewife who, with her water board official husband Ron, has recently moved to Kingsmarkham, is found murdered in a field. Parsons led an extremely uneventful life, being a lay preacher, but Inspector Wexford is intrigued when he is looking through her belongings and fine a number of expensive antique books all inscribed 'From Doon to Minna'. Who is Doon? Although Mr. Parsons is under the impression that he and his wife knew nobody in Kingsmarkham it turns out that Margaret had two school acquaintances in the town, Helen Missal and Fabia Quadrant, who are now both married to very wealthy men.
Wexford assumes that one of these men is Doon, and was having an affair with the victim, but appearances can be deceptive. Inspector Wexford is confronted with a murder in a vegetarian family and wonders how many kinds of mushrooms there are. Wexford is in China on a study tour of historic sites. To his amazement, he has psychic experiences, including a vision of the body of a Chinese nobleman dead for two thousand years. Wexford's tour party is made up of strangers, but he feels tense and claustrophobic among them.
Then a young Chinese student drowns during the trip. On his return to England, Wexford is called to a murder scene, and the dead woman, who has been shot, was one of those with him on his Chinese trip. There is no obvious motive, and he decides to investigate all his fellow tourists, finding hidden greed, treachery, theft, and adultery.
Tom Peterlee, a member of a large family who live in three adjoining cottages, is murdered. Eva, his mother is quite cavalier in reaction to his death in Wexford's opinion and other family members are no more helpful. Heather, his widow, seems dumb with grief and his brother and meek sister-in-law are similarly evasive. Family friend Carol is more forthcoming, providing Heather with an alibi, but Wexford is sure one of the Peterlees is a killer.
Burden has problems of his own when his daughter starts dating a married man and a series of ramraids in Kingsmarkham add to Wexford's problems. Wexford investigates the killing of an elderly woman.
Harry and Doreen Betts of Kingsmarkham are suspected of murdering their mother. But did they do it, or have they been framed? A Kingsmarkham police sergeant dies, carrying a replica gun he had taken from his young son Then, one year later, Wexford is called to Tancred House, where Davina Flory and her family lie shot dead in a pool of blood.
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The only survivor is seventeen-year-old Daisy Flory. There are no other witnesses, and the two possible suspects have vanished into thin air. Then a blackmailer is found dangling from a tree Wexford slowly uncovers a web of motives, greed, illicit sex, and revenge. Stephen Whalby is a young man living on the edge of the Moor, where since childhood he has spent most of his time alone. A string of young women, all with fair hair, are killed on the Moor, and suddenly Stephen finds himself the principal police suspect.
Part two of three. Stephen's passion for the moor fuels the detective's suspicions, as his neglected wife is driven into the arms of danger. A secret hideaway from Stephen's childhood leads to him uncovering the identity of the Master of the Moor. Andrew Fielding, a good-looking young teacher, marries Alice Whittaker, a rich woman in her late thirties, more than ten years older than he is. All seems well until Alice introduces Andrew to Nesta Drage, her best friend, who quickly vanishes without trace.
Meanwhile, Alice more and more doubts whether Andrew loves her - and if he is just a gold-digger, might he have something to do with Nesta's disappearance?
Alice begins a search for Nesta - but Andrew does his best to tie his wife to the house. Bride-to-be Alice Whittaker's marriage plans are thrown into turmoil by the disappearance of a close friend opposed to her impending nuptials. Disregarding assurances that there is nothing to worry about, Alice sets out to investigate - and soon uncovers evidence of foul play lurking just beneath the surface of local life.
The spinster's suspicions grow when her best friend mysteriously disappears, and as illness takes control she realises her ally was murdered.