The Vault by Ruth Rendell audiobook

The Vault

By Ruth Rendell
Read by Steven Crossley

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Inspector Wexford Series: Book 23

8.62 Hours 1
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Chief Inspector Reg Wexford has retired. He and his wife, Dora, now divide their time between Kingsmarkham and a coach house in Hampstead, belonging to their actress daughter, Sheila. Wexford takes great pleasure in his books, but for all the benefits of a more relaxed lifestyle, he misses being the law. But a chance meeting in a London street changes everything. Tom Ede is now a Detective Superintendent, and is very keen to recruit Wexford as an adviser on a difficult case. The bodies of two women and a man have been discovered in the old coal hole of an attractive house in St John’s Wood. None carries identification. But the man’s jacket pockets contain expensive jewelry. Wexford is intrigued and excited by the challenge.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

Chief Inspector Reg Wexford has retired. He and his wife, Dora, now divide their time between Kingsmarkham and a coach house in Hampstead, belonging to their actress daughter, Sheila. Wexford takes great pleasure in his books, but for all the benefits of a more relaxed lifestyle, he misses being the law. But a chance meeting in a London street changes everything.

Tom Ede is now a Detective Superintendent, and is very keen to recruit Wexford as an adviser on a difficult case. The bodies of two women and a man have been discovered in the old coal hole of an attractive house in St John’s Wood. None carries identification. But the man’s jacket pockets contain expensive jewelry. Wexford is intrigued and excited by the challenge.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] fiendish plot…Wexford hasn’t lost his touch.”  New York Times Book Review
“This is Ruth Rendell at her authoritative best.” Washington Times
“Easily outshines most of the competition on either side of the Atlantic.”  Publishers Weekly
“Ex-Chief Inspector Wexford returns from retirement to solve a most unlikely case…An undoubted tour de force likely to offer enjoyment both to readers with long memories and to those approaching it as a stand-alone.”  Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Ruth Rendell

Author Bio: Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell (1930–2015) wrote more than sixty novels in a career spanning fifty years. She won numerous awards for her writing, including three Edgars—the highest accolade from Mystery Writers of America—as well as four Gold Daggers and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre from England’s prestigious Crime Writer’s Association. She was also the winner of the MWA Grand Master Award. A longtime member of the House of Lords, she lived in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 8.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English