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Summary

The massacre at Tancred House seems at first to be the work of a burglar, panicked into killing. But Chief Inspector Wexford believes there are links with the murder of a Kingsmarkham detective some ten months earlier.
©2009 Ruth Rendell (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Awful narration

The voice is awful, completely monotone and makes it impossible to enjoy the story. I much preferred the narrators used for the other Ruth Rendell books.

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Tried and tried but couldn’t focus in

Unfortunately for me I just couldn’t get into the narrators voice

I knew how it would end right from the beginning, I guess because the intonation is the narration betrayed that it was either just wrong, or it was so obviously lies

I’m not articulating myself well but I just didn’t manage to engage with the book but I think it’s because of the narration. Maybe listen to a clip before you download just to see if it’s your thing

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  • L. K.
  • 14-05-15

One of Rendell's Best

At this point I have read over half of the novels in the Wexford series. This is a superb addition - perhaps the best in the series.

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  • rebecca
  • 10-04-16

Even better when read aloud

I love Ruth Rendell, and read this many years ago. I downloaded it for a long journey, expecting just to listen to it as a kind of background noise - instead I was transfixed! Wonderful!

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  • david zeee
  • 11-11-20

old but great Robin Bailey is THE wonderful narr

robin Bailey is a wonderful narrator in this Ruth Rendell classic mystery. inspector Westford is more insightful than usual.

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  • Gwendolyn Babbit
  • 16-12-18

Interesting

Very good story, held your interest, could not wait for end to see if I was right but ending was too quick, even if I was correct.