From Doon With Death

From Doon With Death

Book - 2007
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"There is nothing extraordinary about Margaret Parsons, a timid housewife in the quiet town of Kingsmarkham, a woman devoted to her garden, her kitchen, her husband. Except that Margaret Parsons is dead, brutally strangled, her body abandoned in the nearby woods. Who would kill someone with nothing to hide? Inspector Wexford, the formidable chief of police, feels baffled -- until he discovers Margaret's dark secret: a trove of rare books, each volume breathlessly inscribed by a passionate lover identified only as Doon. As Wexford delves deeper into both Mrs. Parsons' past and the wary community circling round her memory like wolves, the case builds with relentless momentum to a surprise finale as clever as it is blindsiding."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2007.
ISBN: 9780345498458
0345498453
Call Number: RENDELL
Characteristics: p.
Subjects: Mystery fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Wexford, Inspector (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.

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May 22, 2012

G&M recommended latest - The Vault - too many holds so started with an earlier one, Monster in the Box - enjoyed it very much.
Checked out reviews for The Vault - not that great, so looked for another earlier one with Wexford in it. This is the first.
Update - got part way thru this then stalled. OK book, just not enough to stay high on my list.

deBerry116 Jul 06, 2011

Quick, easy, enjoyable book

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