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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. In the process he opens rather too many cans of worms.

A New Lease Of Death by Ruth Rendell – In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel

Didnt see the twist at the end which is always a plus for a mystery book. Why do Charles and Tess argue in the car?

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Though I did surmise that some things one of the characters did and said, early in the book, did not seem quite ‘right. Jul 19, Cheryl rated it liked it.

It was a brutal, vicious crime — sixteen years ago. A helpless old woman battered to death with an axe. The psychological aspects of the murder and its effects on the people concerned are very well done and convincing.


Chief Inspector Wexford had every reason to remember the Painter case – it was the first murder he’d ever handled on his own.

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Other books in this series. Archery wants to look into the case again to see if Wexford made a mistake as he and his wife are unwilling to consent to the marriage otherwise.

Someone wants the case reopened, and they want Wexford redell wrong. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? But very interesting when it started to consider the effect of the parent on their children. Ruth Rendell’s writing style is to my liking. Maybe it is because I live in the South You know He is concerned, not so much that his family will be associated with a convicted murderer, but that his grandchildren may inherit murderous tendencies.

A New Lease of Death

Showing of 1 reviews. Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? Mar 11, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: The vicar’s son it seems is now engaged to the daughter of Bert Painter, the man hanged for the murder of old Mrs Primero.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sad that you left us, Dame Rendell. This is the second in the Wexford series and very good it is too. Some cases are impossible to bury. laese


Archery’s interest in the case stems from the fact that his son is now engaged to Painters daughter, Tess – now guth, but the daughter wants to walk away because she doesn’t feel she’s good enough because of her background. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Wexford and Burden still outlined and, surprisingly, one of the Chief Inspectors ‘customers’ plays the leading role.

A New Lease of Death: Part One

Honestly the whole premise behind looking into the murder was rather annoying. Books by Ruth Rendell.

February 16, – Published on Amazon. Archery’s son has failed in love with Painter’s daughter, who was only five at the time of the death, and while she is beautiful Inspector Wexford has returned, in the second of Ruth Rendell’s series of mysteries, as a grumpy cop who sees the visit of a Rev.

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