An accountant takes his mother to his home for the weekend with the view of improving relations between her and his second wife, but on their arrival, his wife is found strangled.
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The bed was neatly made, and the woman on top neatly strangled.
According to all accounts, Angela Hathall was deeply in love with her husband and far too paranoid to invite an unknown person into their home. So who managed to gain entry and strangle her without a struggle? That is the problem facing Inspector Wexford in Shake Hands Forever. Perhaps it was the mystery woman who left her fingerprints on the Hathall's bathtub? Perhaps it was Angela's husband who lied about a stolen library book? And why was the Hathall home, usually so unkempt, exqisitely clean the day of Angela's death? Then a neighbor--friendly, knowing, disarmingly beautiful--offers Wexford her assistance. And what begins as a rather tricky case turns into an obsession that threatens to destroy the Inspector's career--as well as his marriage.
Maddeningly addictive, smart and surprising, Shake Hands Forever showcases Ruth Rendell at the height of her storytelling powers.
"Chief Inspector Wexford is one of the most admirable presences in mystery fiction today." -- The New York Times Book Review
"Rendell is a master of the form." -- The Washington Post Book World
"No one can take you so totally into the recesses of the human mind as does Ruth Rendell." -- The Christian Science Monitor
"The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world." -- The Boston Globe
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1975. Book Condition: Good. Re-issue. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP70198203
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004107912
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007039812
Book Description HUTCHINSON 1975, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 1st edition good hardback no dustwrapper, ex library, leaning a bit. Bookseller Inventory # 003730
Book Description Book Condition: Fair. Ex library book with all the usual stamps and markings. Book in a plastic cover. Heavy wear to spine and covers of dust jacket. Tanning to page edges. Bookseller Inventory # T013012
Book Description Hutchinson & Co Ltd, London, 1975. Black hardback cloth cover. First Edition. 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 216pp. With dust jacket Ex-lib reading copy. Fep missing. Bookseller Inventory # ren70a
Book Description London, Hutchinson, 1975; 0 09 122760 7, 1975. 1st Edition; Ex-Library; Good+/ Dj Very good; 216pp; Pale grey covers; Dust jacket has price clipped. Usual library markings. A Chief Inspector Wexford novel. Bookseller Inventory # 8108
Book Description London: Hutchinson, 1975, London, 1975. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Ex-Library. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Fair. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. ex-library with usual stamps, markings, remnants etc etc. Some staining to compressed edge affecting pages - but away from text. Some slackness. Dust Jacket in plastic protector is taped to boards. Price-clipped and with underside Cellotape showing through to the surface on two places on spine. No great shakes - reading copy. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 000282
Book Description Century Hutchinson Ltd, London, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Near fine book in clean fresh black cloth covers with bright gilt titles to spine; a very small indentation to front. Internally mint and free of inscriptions except SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR to the title page. The dust jacket is near fine with a small clip but with publishers price label adjacent; very small indentation to front. A most attractive copy. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 015373
Book Description Hutchinson & Co (Publishers) Ltd, London, 1975. Papered Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 20.5cm, 216pp, d/w - price-clipped, vertical crease to front flap, and small crease to rear flap, nick at head of spine. VG in good only d/w. Bookseller Inventory # 002008