What kind of a person would kidnap two children?
That is the question that haunts Wexford when a five-year-old boy and a twelve-year-old girl disappear from the village of Kingsmarkham. When a child's body turns up at an abandoned country home one search turns into a murder investigation and the other turns into a race against time. Filled with pathos and terror, passion, bitterness, and loss, No More Dying Then is Rendell at her most chillingly astute.
With her Inspector Wexford novels, Ruth Rendell, winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award, has added layers of depth, realism and unease to the classic English mystery. For the canny, tireless, and unflappable policeman is an unblinking observer of human nature, whose study has taught him that under certain circumstances the most unlikely people are capable of the most appalling crimes.
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"Mystery writing of the highest order . . . durable, complex, and affectingly human."
--The New York Times Book Review
"If there were a craft guild for writers, I'd apprentice myself to Ruth Rendell."
"Rendell is a master of the form."
--Washington Post Book World
"Ruth Rendell is the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world."
Ruth Rendell is the author of Road Rage, The Keys to the Street, Bloodlines, Simisola, and The Crocodile Bird. She is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. She is also the recipient of three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America and four Gold Daggers from Great Britain’s Crime Writers Association. In 1997, she was named a life peer in the House of Lords. Ruth Rendell also writes mysteries under the name of Barbara Vine, of which A Dark Adapted Eye is the most famous. She lives in England.
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Book Description Arrow, Londonm, 1994. Pbk. Book Condition: New. First Pbk.Ed.. . 'On a stormy February afternoon, little Stella Rivers disappeared - and was never seen again. There were no clues, no demands and no traces. All that remained was that cold, damp fear and a dread that touched eveyone in the town. On a warm October day, five-year-old John Lawrence failed to come home. It was only then that the letters began. Evil, mad, taunting letters - letters that made the worst, unspoken imaginings a brutal reality. Chief Inspector Wexford summoned up all of his knowledge and resources to prevent another tragedy, but still came up with nothing. All of his instincts had been all wrong; all of his intuitions had led him nowhere. And now, fighting against time and a growing sense of failure, he would have to start again.'. Bookseller Inventory # 27774