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Ruth Rendell - Put ​On By Cunning
Sir ​Manuel Camargue's death was ruled Misadventure, yet in spite of himself, Chief Inspector Wexford has niggling doubts. Sir Manuel Camargue, one of the greatest flautists of his time, was dead. An old man, ankle-deep in snow, he lost his foothold in the dark, slipping into water to be trapped under a lid of ice. Only a glove remained to point where he lay, one of its fingers pointing up out of the drifts. There's nothing Chief Inspector Wexford likes better than an open-and-shut case. They're so restful. And yet there are one or two niggling doubts — and the disturbing return of Camargue's daughter, now a considerable heiress, after an absence of nineteen years. Is Wexford going to listen to that nagging inner voice of his? And if he does, what exactly does he plan to do?

Ruth Rendell - Sötéthez ​szokott szem
„Egyikünk ​sem olyan normális, mint ahogy hinné vagy mutatná.” _Pszicho_ Ahogy a legtöbb családnak, a Hillyardoknak is megvannak a maguk titkai. Az egyik a fiatal és gyönyörű Eden Hillyard halálához vezet… Faith nagynénjét, Vera Hillyardot kötél általi halálra ítélik húga, Eden brutális meggyilkolásáért. Hogy miért tette? Ezt a kérdést a döbbenet közepette fel sem teszik. Faith évtizedekkel később egy újságíró kérésére kiforgatja a családi fiókokat, hogy együtt jöjjenek rá a miértre és a hogyanra. A nővérek, Vera és Eden kapcsolata mindig is amolyan se veled-se nélküled viszony volt, melyben a kísértés, a kapzsiság, a féltékenység és a szeretet elemei elegyedtek. Ráadásul ketten osztoztak egy súlyos titkon. És ahogy a tisztázó pillantás felfedi a részleteket, egyre világosabbá válik, hogy a teljes igazság az élőkre is kihatással lesz. Ruth Rendell legsikeresebb pszichokrimijében a gyilkos személyét nem lengi körbe homály, a „miért tette?” kérdése azonban a válaszok sötét szövevényéhez vezet – és az igazi bűnös talán nem is az, akinek a kötél a nyakára került. A regény minden létező krimiirodalmi elismerést besöpört az Arany Tőrtől az Edgar-díjig. A Partvonal Kiadó ezzel a kötettel folytatja _Pszichokrimi_ sorozatát.

Ruth Rendell - A ​Sleeping Life
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 crafted, A Sleeping Life evokes the dark realities, half-truths, and flights of fancy that constitute a life.

Ruth Rendell - The ​Best Man To Die
The ​fourth book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford. A man and his daughter lie dead after a car accident. Strangely, no other car was involved and no cause has been found. Wexford's only option is to wait and hope that the one surviving victim - the mother, Mrs Fanshawe - regains consciousness. But when she finally awakens six weeks later, Wexford's attention has already been distracted by a new and very violent case. Walking by the canal that same morning, Wexford discovered the bloody body of Charlie Hatton. The two cases are obviously unrelated, although something is bothering Wexford and he can't work out why or what. But just as he begins to wonder whether there could in fact be a connection, the unexpected occurs: the Fanshawe daughter, believed to be killed in the accident, appears at her mother's beside very much alive...

Ruth Rendell - The ​Monster in the Box
The ​Monster in the Box is the latest addition to Ruth Rendell’s "masterful" (Los Angeles Times) Inspector Wexford series. In this enthralling new book, Rendell, "the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world" (Time), takes Inspector Wexford back to his first murder case—a woman found strangled in her bedroom. Outside the crime scene, Wexford noticed a short, muscular man wearing a scarf and walking a dog. The man gave Wexford an unnerving stare. Without any solid evidence, Wexford began to suspect that this man—Eric Targo—was the killer. Over the years there are more unsolved, apparently motiveless murders in the town of Kingsmarkham. Now, half a lifetime later, Wexford spots Targo back in Kingsmarkham after a long absence. Wexford tells his longtime partner, Mike Burden, about his suspicions, but Burden dismisses them as fantasy. Meanwhile, Burden’s wife, Jenny, has suspicions of her own. She believes that the Rahmans, a highly respectable immigrant family from Pakistan, may be forcing their daughter, Tamima, into an arranged marriage—or worse.

Ruth Rendell - Adam ​and Eve and Pinch Me
Jock ​Lewis was supposed to have died in that terrible train crash at Paddington. Minty, his girlfriend, received a letter from Great Western telling her so. But, curiously, the police haven’t been in touch. And Jock has borrowed all her savings . . . Zillah also got a letter from the railway company, informing her that her husband, Jerry Leach, was dead. Something about the letter struck her as suspicious, but she chooses not to mention her doubts to the up-and-coming Conservative Member of Parliament who has just proposed a marriage of convenience . . . Fiona, a successful banker, met Jeff Leigh before the Paddington crash in August. Although he never seemed to have a job, and borrowed money from her, she is utterly devoted to him—and can’t understand why he suddenly has disappeared . . . As this novel gets under way, it is not immediately apparent how the lives of these women might be connected, or how they may figure into a series of vicious stabbing deaths that have shocked and terrified the citizens of London. With consummate skill, Ruth Rendell pulls the colorful strands of this harrowing story ever tighter, increasing the tension page by page.

Ruth Rendell - A ​fátylas özvegy
Wexford ​felügyelő nem sokkal a bevásárlóközpont zárórája előtt ér a parkolóba, hogy hazamenjen. Rendőr lévén, közben szinte ösztönösen figyel mindenre: a kirakatokra, a vevőkre. Mégsem veszi észre a függönnyel letakart hullát, noha már csak három kocsi áll a parkolóházban. A felügyelő gondolatait más foglalkoztatja: színésznő lányának országos feltűnést keltő közszereplése és magánélete. Aztán otthon, a házuk előtt felrobban a lány autója, a felügyelő megsérül, házuk összedől. Van-e összefüggés a parkolóbeli holttest és a robbanás között? Ketten indulnak különböző nyomokon. Mindenhol titkokba, fájdalmakba, rejtett indulatokba ütköznek. Ki talál rá az igazi megoldásra? Wexford felügyelő vagy munkatársa, Burden?

Ruth Rendell - Shake ​Hands For Ever
The ​murder of Angela Hathall was extremely well planned. The only clue left was a single fingerprint with an L-shaped scar. The detective in charge, Reg Wexford, suspects that Angela's husband Robert Hathall killed his wife. But one question troubles Wexford most of all. Who is the mysterious women Wexford is sure Hathall is seeing? Does she have an L-shaped scar on her finger?

Ruth Rendell - The ​Secret House Of Death
Louise ​North doesn't care what the neighbors think. She lets her lover leave his car just outside her house in broad daylight, telling everyone a cockamamie story about him being a central heating salesman. Still, it's a shock when she's found shot dead, covered by the equally dead body of the "salesman." Now Susan Townsend -- the Norths' next-door neighbor, who discovers the bodies -- must help Louise's husband, Bob, get back on his feet. But is she helping a neighbor . . . or a murderer?

Ruth Rendell - A ​Sight for Sore Eyes
In ​Ruth Rendell's dark and contemporary universe, innocent dreams can turn to the most terrible nightmares. Teddy Brex emerges from a loveless, isolated childhood as a handsome but autistic young man. Francine Hill, traumatized by the murder of her mother, grows into a beautiful young woman who must endure the over-protectiveness of an increasingly obsessive stepmother.