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Means of Evil [PDF / Epub] ★ Means of Evil By Ruth Rendell – Thomashillier.co.uk According to the London Sunday Express, Ruth Rendell is one of the best novelists writing today For readers new to her work, this collection of five mysteries, all cases for Detective Chief Inspector According to the London Sunday Express, Ruth Rendell is one of the best novelists writing today For readers new to her work, this collection of five mysteries, all cases for Detective Chief Inspector Wexford, is a Means of PDF \ perfect introduction In Wexford, Rendell has created a rare and endearing character Like all memorable and remarkable individuals, Wexford is a man of great intuitive power His best performances are flashes of insight, solutions that seem inspired by instinct than intellectRendell has a taste, a gift for the macabre One never puts down one of her books without feeling chilled to the bone Daily Express.


10 thoughts on “Means of Evil

  1. Bettie Bettie says:

    Nigel Anthony 5 Hours 31 MinsDescription Nigel Anthony s reading sets this recording of five short mysteries by Rendell above others in the genre Chief inspector Wexford and inspector Burden investigate poisonings, baby swapping, theft, and forgery in Means of Evil, Old Wives Tales, Ginger and the Kingsmarkham Chalk Circle, Achilles Heel, and When the Wedding Was Over The venues vary in these classic English mysteries from Kingsmarkham to the south of France and California, but theNigel Anthony 5 Hours 31 MinsDescription Nigel Anthony s reading sets this recording of five short mysteries by Rendell above others in the genre Chief inspector Wexford and inspector Burden investigate poisonings, baby swapping, theft, and forgery in Means of Evil, Old Wives Tales, Ginger and the Kingsmarkham Chalk Circle, Achilles Heel, and When the Wedding Was Over The venues vary in these classic English mysteries from Kingsmarkham to the south of France and California, but the characters, for the most part, lack development somewhat Puzzle solving listeners may enjoy these short, flat pieces,but they are perhaps not the best examples her work.3 From Doon With Death Inspector Wexford, 1 3 A New Lease of Death Inspector Wexford, 2 3 Wolf to the Slaughter Inspector Wexford, 3 2 The Best Man to Die Inspector Wexford, 4 3 A Guilty Thing Suprised 53 No More Dying Then Inspector Wexford, 6 3 Murder Being Once Done Inspector Wexford, 7 3 Some Lie and Some Die Inspector Wexford, 8 3 Shake Hands Forever Inspector Wexford, 9 3 A Sleeping Life Inspector Wexford, 10 3 Put on by Cunning Inspector Wexford 11 1 Speaker of Mandarin Inspector Wexford, 12 3 An Unkindness of Ravens Inspector Wexford, 13 3 The Veiled One Inspector Wexford, 14 3 Kissing the Gunner s Daughter Inspector Wexford, 15 3 Road Rage Inspector Wexford, 17 3 Harm Done Inspector Wexford, 18 3 The Babes in the Wood Inspector Wexford, 19 3 End in Tears Inspector Wexford, 20 3 Not in the Flesh Inspector Wexford, 21 1 The Monster in the Box Inspector Wexford 22 2 The Vault Inspector Wexford, 23 2 No Man s Nightingale Inspector Wexford 24 3 Means Of Evil Wexford Short Stories


  2. Dave Dave says:

    My first experience with Rendell Five long Inspector Wexford short stories, all slightly different, all very traditional, all well written and thoughtful My favorite is Ginger and the Kingsmarkham Chalk Circle I m not clear on Wexford s personality yet, but I m sure that will come in time he obviously has one, as do all the other inhabitants of Kingsmarkham.Anyone have a recommendation for the best Ruth Rendell or Barbara Vine books


  3. Bandit Bandit says:

    Needed a palate cleanser after a crappy book and Rendell never disappoints, short or long form This collection is dedicated specifically to Reginald Wexford, her intrepid investigator and a character I very much enjoy He may not have the magician s panache of Sherlock, but he does have superlative detecting abilities based largely on his powers of observation, really paying attention, processing the information etc And these abilities are tempered by genuine interest in the world around him, Needed a palate cleanser after a crappy book and Rendell never disappoints, short or long form This collection is dedicated specifically to Reginald Wexford, her intrepid investigator and a character I very much enjoy He may not have the magician s panache of Sherlock, but he does have superlative detecting abilities based largely on his powers of observation, really paying attention, processing the information etc And these abilities are tempered by genuine interest in the world around him, kindness, lack of judgementalism, respect not just for the letter of the law but justice itself, gentle humor and consideration for others The quintessential gentleman and a scholar with a keen mind and a good heart The sort of qualities I admire most in a person So, of course, it s enjoyable to see the world through Wexford s eyes as written by the ever so talented Ruth Rendell Nothing uber violent or mind blowing here, no car chases or action scenes, just some great stories of quiet as it were detection Lovely collection for mystery fans Recommended


  4. Liz Liz says:

    Five Inspector Wexford cases in short story form, and in the final one, Wexford s deputy, Mike Burden, remarries All terrific stories, sort of a quickie version of the fully realized novels Ruth Rendell s writing never stops amazing me I have even found a word in this book philonomatous that I can t find a definition for It refers to a couple who named their children Janina, Cunegonde, and Amyas I infer that since the prefix philo refers to having a love of something, and nomatous conta Five Inspector Wexford cases in short story form, and in the final one, Wexford s deputy, Mike Burden, remarries All terrific stories, sort of a quickie version of the fully realized novels Ruth Rendell s writing never stops amazing me I have even found a word in this book philonomatous that I can t find a definition for It refers to a couple who named their children Janina, Cunegonde, and Amyas I infer that since the prefix philo refers to having a love of something, and nomatous contains the syllable nom, which means name, then the word must refer to their love of names, or a love of unusual names


  5. Margie Margie says:

    Quite enjoyable Nice little snippets of Wexford Some of the wrap ups seemed a bit Sherlock Holmes ish a neat little bow right at the end, but as these were short stories, that s not entirely inappropriate.


  6. Jan Moens Jan Moens says:

    7 10


  7. Beatriz Martín Marrero Beatriz Martín Marrero says:

    Lo empec con reticencias porque me lo prestaron y mi intuici n no se equivoc Es el primero libro que leo de la autora y lo he encontrado flojo Gran parte de los relatos marean demasiado la perdiz para acabar como ya sospech bamos en un principio Entretienen pero yo, personalmente, necesito m s emoci n y acci n en una lectura De los cinco relatos, destacar a por encima de los dem s con un notable, el pen ltimo relato El tal n de Aquiles, para mi gusto el mejor contado y el que mejor a sabi Lo empec con reticencias porque me lo prestaron y mi intuici n no se equivoc Es el primero libro que leo de la autora y lo he encontrado flojo Gran parte de los relatos marean demasiado la perdiz para acabar como ya sospech bamos en un principio Entretienen pero yo, personalmente, necesito m s emoci n y acci n en una lectura De los cinco relatos, destacar a por encima de los dem s con un notable, el pen ltimo relato El tal n de Aquiles, para mi gusto el mejor contado y el que mejor a sabido sacar provecho a la intriga Y con el segundo relato Cotilleos de viejas me he re do mucho con la iron a del final Recomendable como lectura ligera porque se lee muy r pido debido a que no llega a 230 p ginas


  8. Jim Jim says:

    This rare gem contains five shorts featuring Rendell s Inspector Wexford, each as complex and satisfying as a novel If there is a weak spot, it is the first story, so if it doesn t grab you, keep reading Mesmerizing.


  9. Laura Laura says:

    If this turns out to be the last Rendell I read, at least it wastime with Wexford.I ve read every novel of Ruth Rendell s, including her last written before her demise So when I found this short story collection in Powell s in June, I was thrilled I savored each one, using them as palate cleansers between books Now, I m done.I think I ll undertake re reading Rendell s catalog next year, a book or two a month, chronologically That way, I may findshort stories I may have missed.In If this turns out to be the last Rendell I read, at least it wastime with Wexford.I ve read every novel of Ruth Rendell s, including her last written before her demise So when I found this short story collection in Powell s in June, I was thrilled I savored each one, using them as palate cleansers between books Now, I m done.I think I ll undertake re reading Rendell s catalog next year, a book or two a month, chronologically That way, I may findshort stories I may have missed.In the meantime, I am grateful for every second of my time I have spent reading and talking about her work


  10. Elise Baldwin Elise Baldwin says:

    3.5 starsMeans of evil 3 Old wives tales 4Ginger and the kingsmarkham chalk circle 4Achilles heel 4When the wedding was over 3


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