By Ruth Rendell
Elizabeth Nightingale stumbled on peace and quietness on her nightly walks during the wealthy, dense forests surrounding Myfleet Manor. however the peace she precious used to be shattered one evening while she discovered loss of life ready within the woods. leader Inspector Wexford and his colleague Inspector Burden discover a so much unsavory case on their palms -- and needs to use all their wit and knowledge to resolve it . . .
Read or Download A Guilty Thing Surprised (Chief Inspector Wexford Mysteries) PDF
Best thrillers & suspense books
Lauren Kelly, with extraordinary strength and authority, explores the key kinship of "soul mates," in a mysterious and demonic love tale. Lara Quade, a disaffected highbrow linked to a sought after Princeton learn heart, is a tender girl whose actual good looks has been scarred in a early life twist of fate.
The effect usually conveyed by means of the media approximately hate crime offenders is they are hate-fuelled people who, in appearing out their tremendous bigoted perspectives, objective their sufferers in premeditated violent assaults. Scholarly examine at the perpetrators of hate crime has all started to supply a extra nuanced photograph.
The darkish historical past and dire secrets and techniques of a relaxed small city are summoned from the shadows of the earlier. Unholy forces are stirred from lengthy shut eye to mammoth new existence. And younger misfits notice the chilling paintings of turning persecution into retribution. With those eerie components, bestselling grasp John Saul once more works his exact model of sinister magic to conjure an unforgettable story of unspeakable terror.
Un hombre recibe una carta que le urge a pensar en un numero, cualquiera. Cuando abre el pequeno sobre que acompana al texto, siguiendo las instrucciones que figuran en l. a. propia carta, se da cuenta de que el numero alli escrito es exactamente en el que habia pensado. David Gurney, un policia que despues de 25 anos de servicio se ha retirado al norte del Estado de Nueva York con su esposa, se vera involucrado en el caso cuando un conocido, el que ha recibido los angeles carta, le pide ayuda para encontrar a su autor con urgencia: lo que en principio parecia poco mas que un chantaje se ha acabado convirtiendo en una amenaza contra su vida.
- Assassin's Creed. Fratellanza
- Now You See Him: A Novel
- The Cold Kiss
- L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories
Extra resources for A Guilty Thing Surprised (Chief Inspector Wexford Mysteries)
He lay in bed till nine. Then he got up, bathed, and began on the task to which he intended to devote this free day, painting the outside of his bungalow. A great wind, offshoot of a Caribbean hurricane the Americans called Caroline, had arisen during the night. Burden needed to use no ladders; the eaves of his bungalow were too near the ground for that, but today he didn’t even fancy ascending the steps. Certainly he wasn’t going to allow his eleven-year-old son John, home for the school holidays and an enthusiastic helper, to go up them.
It took me about ten minutes to drive there from the Manor last night. ’ Very tidy and brief, thought Wexford. it might all have been rehearsed beforehand. ‘How did your sister seem last night, sir? Normal? ’ Villiers sighed. More from boredom than sorrow, Wexford decided. ‘She was just as she always was, Chief Inspector, the gracious lady of the Manor whom everyone loved. ’ ‘I knew she went for nocturnal walks in the grounds. ’ ‘On the contrary, I was very surprised. Naturally, I was shocked. But now that I’ve considered it, no, I’m not very surprised any more.
The soiled linen’s kept in a bin in the back kitchen and no one’s been near it today. I can vouch for that. Now, if you’ll excuse me, sir, I’ve got my lunch to serve. I’m sure I don’t know if Mr Nightingale’s feeling up to a snack but there’s the tray to go over to Mr Villiers as usual ... Oh, my dear God! Mr Villiers! ’ Wexford stared at her. ’ ‘Not to say “lives”, sir,’ said Mrs Cantrip, still wideeyed, a red hand frozen to her cheek. ‘He comes up every day to do his writing in the Old House.
A Guilty Thing Surprised (Chief Inspector Wexford Mysteries) by Ruth Rendell