Murder Being Once Done (Wexford)

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9780091793579: Murder Being Once Done (Wexford)

In a vast, gloomy, overgrown London cemetery, a girl is found murdered. A girl with a name that isn't hers, and little else that is. A girl with no friends, no possessions and no past. Chief Inspector Wexford has been sent to London by his doctor for a rest - no late nights, no rich food, no alcohol and, above all, no criminal investigation. To add insult to injury, it is Wexford's own nephew, Howard, who is leading the massive investigation into the macabre mystery. Even though Howard and his subordinates might think he's out of his league, and even though his doctor wouldn't approve, Wexford can't resist just taking a look at things for himself...

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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.


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George Baker stars as Inspector Wexford in the television series, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries. His film appearances include The Moonraker, Goodbye Mr.. Chips, and The Spy Who Loved Me.

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"Chief Inspector Wexford is one of the most admirable presences in mystery fiction today and Ruth Rendell. . . retains her place of highest distinction in the field."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Rendell is a master of the form.
--The Washington Post Book World

"Undoubtedly one of the best writers of English mysteries and chiller-killer plots."
--Los Angeles Times

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

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