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No man's nightingale / Ruth Rendell.

By: Rendell, Ruth, 1930-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Rendell, Ruth, Inspector Wexford mystery: Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.Description: 368 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781611739534 (library binding : large print : alk. paper); 1611739535 (library binding : large print : alk. paper).Subject(s): Wexford, Inspector (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Police -- England -- Sussex -- Fiction | Sussex (England) -- Fiction | Large type booksGenre/Form: Mystery fiction.DDC classification: 823/.914 Summary: "A female vicar named Sarah Hussain is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham vicarage. The gossipy cleaning woman who discovers her body, Maxine, happens to also be in the employ of retired Chief Inspector Wexford and his wife. When detective inspector Mike Burden calls him, Wexford, intrigued by the unusual circumstances of the murder, leaps at the chance to tag along with the investigators. A single-mother to a teenage girl, Hussain was a woman working in a male-dominated profession. Moreover, she was of mixed race and working to modernize the church. Could racism or sexism played a factor in her murder? As he searches the vicar's house with Burden, Wexford sees a book on her bedside table. Inside the book is a letter serving as a bookmark. Without thinking much, Wexford puts it into his pocket. Wexford soon realizes he has made a grave error - the former policeman has taken away a piece of valuable evidence without telling anybody. What he finds inside begins to illuminate the murky past of Hussain. Is there more to her than meets the eye? No Man's Nightingale is the captivating twenty-fourth installment in Rendell's masterful Wexford series, which has been delighting readers for almost half a century"-- Provided by publisher.
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"A female vicar named Sarah Hussain is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham vicarage. The gossipy cleaning woman who discovers her body, Maxine, happens to also be in the employ of retired Chief Inspector Wexford and his wife. When detective inspector Mike Burden calls him, Wexford, intrigued by the unusual circumstances of the murder, leaps at the chance to tag along with the investigators. A single-mother to a teenage girl, Hussain was a woman working in a male-dominated profession. Moreover, she was of mixed race and working to modernize the church. Could racism or sexism played a factor in her murder? As he searches the vicar's house with Burden, Wexford sees a book on her bedside table. Inside the book is a letter serving as a bookmark. Without thinking much, Wexford puts it into his pocket. Wexford soon realizes he has made a grave error - the former policeman has taken away a piece of valuable evidence without telling anybody. What he finds inside begins to illuminate the murky past of Hussain. Is there more to her than meets the eye? No Man's Nightingale is the captivating twenty-fourth installment in Rendell's masterful Wexford series, which has been delighting readers for almost half a century"-- Provided by publisher.

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