A Sleeping Life

A Sleeping Life

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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 crafted, A Sleeping Life evokes the dark realities, half-truths, and flights of fancy that constitute a life.
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1978.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385132244
0385132247
Characteristics: 180 p. ;,22 cm. --

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cals_peggy Sep 23, 2015

This is not my favorite DI Wexford mystery, but I do love the series. Rendell's mysteries follow the genre formula, but she has add a dash of humor by giving Wexford a Sargent that is his complete opposite. Their ongoing relationship is almost as much fun as solving the mystery.

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