Title: Some Lie and Some Die ***SIGNED***
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc., NY
Publication Date: 1973
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page
Edition: 1st American Edition Stated.
First American Edition, First Printing. Signed, without inscription, by author on the full title page. Near Fine book with toned edges, bumped spine ends and a 9mm X 18mm residue mark on ffep in Very Good dust jacket with 2 tiny chips to spine base corners. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in protective clear wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 011136
Synopsis: A mutilated body found at a rock festival.
In spite of dire predictions, the rock festival in Kingsmarkham seemed to be going off without a hitch, until the hideously disfigured body is discovered in a nearby quarry. And soon Wexford is investigating the links between a local girl gone bad and a charismatic singer who inspires an unwholesome devotion in his followers. Some Lie and Some Die is a devilishly absorbing novel, in which Wexford's deductive powers come up against the aloof arrogance of pop stardom.
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.
For awhile, the rock festival at "Sundays" went well. The sun shone, the bands played, and everyone - except a few angry neighbors?seemed to enjoy themselves. Then the weather changed. And in a nearby quarry, two lovers found a body that made even Inspector Wexford's stomach lurch?.
Soon Wexford is investigating the links between a local girl gone bad and a charismatic singer who inspires an unwholesome devotion in his followers. Some Lie and Some Die is a devilishly absorbing novel, in which Wexford's deductive powers come up against the aloof arrogance of pop stardom.
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