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No man's nightingale, Ruth Rendell

Label
No man's nightingale
Title
No man's nightingale
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Rendell
Title variation
No mans nightingale
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A female Vicar named Sarah Hussein 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, Hussein 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 Buren, 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 Hussein. 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
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Summary
When his cleaning lady, a notorious busybody, discovers the dead body of female vicar Sarah Hussein, who was strangled in her Kingsmarkham vicarage, Inspector Wexford assists in the investigation and stumbles upon a crucial piece of evidence that sheds new light on the deceased's dark past.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10221819
Cataloging source
APLS
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1930-
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Rendell, Ruth
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
An Inspector Wexford novel
Series volume
0024
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  • Wexford, Inspector (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • Sussex (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
No man's nightingale, Ruth Rendell
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000051643193
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
280 p.
Isbn
9780091953850
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)828139192
Label
No man's nightingale, Ruth Rendell
Publication
Control code
000051643193
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
280 p.
Isbn
9780091953850
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)828139192

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