First American Edition. Book sale "stamp" on FFEP, slight slant to text block, touch of soil on top edge. DJ has touch of soil , light shelf wear top/bottom of DJ spine, crease along 2/3rds of DJ front flap, small tack head sized piece mission top rear edge. An Inspector Wex Ford Mystery. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Most people would have screamed. Mrs Hathall made no sound. She had seen death many times, but she had never witnessed death by violence. Heavily, she plodded across the room and descended the stairs to where her son waited. "There?s been an accident," she said. "Your wife?s dead."
Chief Inspector Wexford could discover no motive, no reason, no suspect. All he had were his own intuitive suspicions. Probably he was reading meaning where there was none; probably Angela Hathall really had picked up a stranger, and that stranger had killed her. But why such doubt? Is Wexford becoming cynical and untrusting? Or is this simply one of the most ingenious crimes he has ever tackled?
From the Paperback edition.
From the Inside Flap:
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.
Title: Shake Hands Forever
Publisher: Crime Club - Doubleday & Co
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: Very Good +
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0385099398I3N10
Book Description Doubleday. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2708152426
Book Description Doubleday, 1975. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP16660071
Book Description Doubleday, 1975. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP16267701
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Book Description Doubleday, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0385099398
Book Description Doubleday, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Ships M-F. An acceptable ex-library book. Besides the usual labels and stamps this book also has a general worn look and feel. This is a good reading copy. We protect your purchase with damage-resistant double-layer bubble-wrap packaging where possible. Your purchase helps fund small charities in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana. *Our delivery standard: order received by 2PM Eastern US time goes out by 4:30 PM M-F. Bookseller Inventory # 120919010
Book Description Doubleday 1975-08-01, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 1st ed. in the U.S.A. 0385099398 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-0385099398
Book Description Doubleday. Book Condition: Good. First edition copy. . Good dust jacket. In protective mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # X14D-00467
Book Description Doubleday, New York, 1975. Hard Cover. First Edition. 1st US ed; 8vo; white boards; vg- in good+ dj. Sltly cocked; yellowing to edges of boards and spine; spine ends bumped and worn. Yellowing to spine and edges of dj; spine head chipped and water stained (one chip repaired w/paper mending tape); spine tail chipped w/two tears; tear and chip to top corner rear flap; panels rubbed. Bookseller Inventory # 13210