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A Judgement in Stone
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Author: Rendell, Ruth

Brand: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

Color: Brown

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 188

Release Date: 04-01-2000

Details: Product Description What on earth could have provoked a modern day St. Valentine's Day massacre? On Valentine's Day, four members of the Coverdale family--George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles--were murdered in the space of 15 minutes. Their housekeeper, Eunice Parchman, shot them, one by one, in the blue light of a televised performance of Don Giovanni. When Detective Chief Superintendent William Vetch arrests Miss Parchman two weeks later, he discovers a second tragedy: the key to the Valentine's Day massacre hidden within a private humiliation Eunice Parchman has guarded all her life. A brilliant rendering of character, motive, and the heady discovery of truth, A Judgement in Stone is among Ruth Rendell's finest psychological thrillers. From Library Journal Published in 1976 and 1977, respectively, these are fairly typical of Rendell's popular psychological thrillers. Demon presents a researcher studying psychopathic personalities who doesn't recognize that his seemingly shy, harmless neighbor is a total nut job. Judgement finds a police investigator trying to discern why a housekeeper slaughters her employer's entire family on Valentine's Day. Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. Review "A classic."- The Times (London) "Rendell writes with such elegance and restraint, with such literary voice and an insightful mind, that she transcends the mystery genre and achieves something almost sublime."- Los Angeles Times"It will be an amazing achievement if [Rendell] ever writes a better book."- Daily Express (London) "Ruth Rendell is the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world."- Time From the Inside Flap "A classic."-- The London Times         What on earth could have provoked a modern day St. Valentine's Day massacre? On Valentine's Day, four members of the Coverdale family--George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles--were murdered in the space of 15 minutes. Their housekeeper, Eunice Parchman, shot them, one by one, in the blue light of a televised performance of Don Giovanni. When Detective Chief Superintendent William Vetch arrests Miss Parchman two weeks later, he discovers a second tragedy: the key to the Valentine's Day massacre hidden within a private humiliation Eunice Parchman has guarded all her life.  A brilliant rendering of character, motive, and the heady discovery of truth, A Judgement in Stone is among Ruth Rendell's finest psychological thrillers. "It will be an amazing achievement if [Rendell] ever writes a better book."-- London Daily Express "Ruth Rendell is the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world."-- Time From the Back Cover "A classic."--"The London Times What on earth could have provoked a modern day St. Valentine's Day massacre? On Valentine's Day, four members of the Coverdale family--George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles--were murdered in the space of 15 minutes. Their housekeeper, Eunice Parchman, shot them, one by one, in the blue light of a televised performance of Don Giovanni. When Detective Chief Superintendent William Vetch arrests Miss Parchman two weeks later, he discovers a second tragedy: the key to the Valentine's Day massacre hidden within a private humiliation Eunice Parchman has guarded all her life. A brilliant rendering of character, motive, and the heady discovery of truth, A Judgement in Stone is among Ruth Rendell's finest psychological thrillers. "It will be an amazing achievement if [Rendell] ever writes a better book."--"London Daily Express "Ruth Rendell is the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world."--"Time About the Author Ruth Rendell is the award-winning author of  End in Tears,  Harm Done,  Road Rage,  The Keys to the Street,  Bloodlines,  Simisola, and  The Crocodile Bird, among many others. She has won the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and was also the recipient of three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America and four Gold Daggers from Great Britain’s Crime Writers Association. In 1997,

EAN: 9780375704963

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: UsedLikeNew