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A Sleeping Life

Rendell, Ruth

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ISBN 10: 0385132247 / ISBN 13: 9780385132244
Published by Doubleday, New York, 1978
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: A Sleeping Life

Publisher: Doubleday, New York

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: Later Printing

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An expensive leather wallet is the only clue to the death of a woman whose baby is found on the outskirts of Kingsmarkham and whose past is completely dark

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Rhoda Comfrey's death seemed unremarkable; the real mystery was her life.

In A Sleeping Life, master mystery writer Ruth Rendell unveils an elaborate web of lies and deception painstakingly maintained by a troubled soul. A wallet found in Comfrey's handbag leads Inspector Wexford to Mr. Grenville West, a writer whose plots revel in the blood, thunder, and passion of dramas of old; whose current whereabouts are unclear; and whose curious secretary -- the plain Polly Flinders -- provides the Inspector with more questions than answers. And when a second Grenville West comes to light, Wexford faces a dizzying array of possible scenarios -- and suspects -- behind the Comfrey murder. Brilliantly entertaining, exceptionally well-written, A Sleeping Life evokes the dark realities, half-truths, and flights of fancy that constitute a life.

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