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Anyway, it causes Wexford to reconsider his own role in the ancient murder and in doing so to uncover other secrets that lead to other crimes Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Imogen Renrell Denis Lill Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 veath 1. This is a different beast to the first one, deafh Wexford barely involved and having very little to do with driving the plot. It was a brutal, vicious crime — sixteen years ago.

As for the mystery itself Henry Archery’s son is engaged to Painter’s daughter. Other books in the series. However, loved the story so much I soon forgot this problem. The murder took place some sixteen years earlier; Painter has since been convicted and hanged. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Get to Know Us.


A New Lease of Death: Part One

Would make a great film. Jan 19, Julie Barrett rated it liked it Shelves: You are commenting using your WordPress. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Then, I’m going to have to move on. December 15, – Published on Amazon. The Rev is more hidebound in his princess The mystery is deatu one, which is almost a dare on the part of Rendell, particularly in only the second outing of her Holmes, Reg Wexford.

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A New Lease of Death

Therefore, for most of the book an amateur – Henry Archerly – conducts his own sort of slipshod investigation. Almost everyone in Rendell’s tale looks upon this as a deal breaker. E, verso la fine, proprio quando la t Dopo “La morte non sa leggere”, delizioso riuscitissimo thriller psicologico, questa mia seconda lettura di Ruth Rendell strappa a fatica la sufficenza.

Archerly makes a few blunders. I don’t think Rendell is an especially amazing prose stylist or anything, but her characters here are fresh and startling, the plot and the story structure even more so in some ways.


A helpless old woman battered to death with an axe. Only Archery can’t let the past remain buried.

Or perhaps, as I suspect, you will challenge me tonight? So the Rev turns private detective and become drawn into the lives of those effected by this terrible crime.

His personality is developing he seems perhaps a Tory. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Notify me of new comments via email.

He’s alternately dull and irritating, though infinitely preferable to his smug, condescending son who joins in the investigation. I’m not sure, because it almost seems to happen by accident.

It was a good read and a satisfactory conclusion. What do you know-this ties in, too! Interesting, and fairly short mystery.

Almost clean, mild language.