Road Rage (Chief Inspector Wexford)

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The seventeenth book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford. A by-pass is planned in the sleepy village of Kingsmarkham, a move that would destroy its peace and natural habitat forever. Wexford's wife Dora joins the protest movement, but Wexford must be more circumspect. Trouble is expected. Before the protesters even have a chance to make their presence felt, the badly decomposed body of a young woman is discovered. Burden believes he knows the identity of the murderer, but Wexford is not convinced. Just as Wexford is about to investigate the murder, a number of people disappear - including Dora Wexford. The Chief Inspector must battle with his powerful emotions and solve the case immediately, before his wife is placed in any mortal danger...

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Nobody has a better ear for the whine of the unloved and underappreciated than Ruth Rendell. Early in this Inspector Wexford adventure, a young woman who was bound and gagged during a robbery demands victim counseling; not long after, families of some people taken hostage quickly cluster themselves into a support group. The titular "road rage" is equally timely and politically correct: protestors have gathered from around the world to stop, by whatever means they can, a new motorway that will cut through some of the woods surrounding Wexford's fictional but endearing village of Kingsmarkham.

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"Rendell's evolution from the unnervingly focused analyst of plausible psychoses to the more outward chronicler who uses crime to diagnose the ills of contemporary Britain one of the glories of today's mystery fiction continues in a masterful tale of eco-terrorism that chills Chief Inspector Wexford as none of his earlier cases have. . . .Rendell's most probing and ambitious book since well, since Wexford's Edgar winning last appearance in Simisola (1995)."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The latest Inspector Wexford tale (following Simisola,1995) from the redoubtable Rendell has a spectacularly unexpected twist. . . . Such eternal questions as enduring marital affection and love of the English countryside are the engines that make this Wexford outing move in Rendell's usual absorbing way."
--Publishers Weekly

"Rendell, as always, skillfully constructs a plot of twists and turns that manages to be both surprising and logical."
--Mary Higgins Clark Mystery

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