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Summary

A young girl is murdered in a cemetery. And Wexford's doctor has prescribed no alcohol, no rich food and, above all, no police work. When a young girl's body is found in a London cemetery and the local police, under the command of Wexford's nephew, are baffled, Wexford decides to brave his doctor's wrath and the condescension of the London police by doing a little investigating of his own.

A compelling story of mysterious identity and untimely death, Murder Being Once Done is Rendell at her most sublime.

©1999 Ruth Rendell (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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"The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world." ( The Boston Globe)

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Really enjoyed this - also liked Robin Bailey's reading - haven't liked all those he has read in the series previously.

Guessed the outcome, got it wrong, guessed again - darn got it wrong again! Only half right at the end!

Do read and I hope you enjoy as much as I did

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The combination of a Ruth Rendell mystery and the narration of Robin Bailey is heaven. Rendell 's writing for me is superior in every way, as her writing has so much depth and insight. This particular Wexford book is interesting in that he appears quite vulnerable in it, which I think adds an extra layer. The story is intriguing and there are many twists and turns. Robin Bailey's superb narration brings Wexford and all the other characters to life. I suppose my only grumble was that I felt some of the characters didn't seem to feature individually as much as I would have liked. They were talked about but I didn't really feel like I got to know them. But that having been said it's still a thumbs up from me and I shall shortly be moving on to Wexford number 8.