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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409068846
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224
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The Speaker Of Mandarin

(A Wexford Case)




The twelfth in the Chief Inspector Wexford series.

Another Chief Inspector Wexford mystery from the winner of the Crime Writer's Association Cartier Diamond Dagger Award in 1991 for outstanding contribution to the genre. Chief Inspector Wexford returns from his trip-of-a-lifetime to China, only to be haunted by his memories of the old woman with bound feet following him from one city to the next and the man who tragically drowned. Now, back in England, he finds himself investigating the murder of a fellow tourist. His investigative instincts keep leading him back to the East, a place more mysterious than he had ever imagined.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409068846
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the Author

Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell was an exceptional crime writer, and will be remembered as a legend in her own lifetime. Her groundbreaking debut novel, From Doon With Death, was first published in 1964 and introduced the reader to her enduring and popular detective, Inspector Reginald Wexford, who went on to feature in twenty-four of her subsequent novels.

With worldwide sales of approximately 20 million copies, Rendell was a regular Sunday Times bestseller. Her sixty bestselling novels include police procedurals, some of which have been successfully adapted for TV, stand-alone psychological mysteries, and a third strand of crime novels under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. Very much abreast of her times, the Wexford books in particular often engaged with social or political issues close to her heart.

Rendell won numerous awards, including the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger for 1976’s best crime novel with A Demon in My View, a Gold Dagger award for Live Flesh in 1986, and the Sunday Times Literary Award in 1990. In 2013 she was awarded the Crime Writers’ Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in crime writing. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer.

Ruth Rendell died in May 2015. Her final novel, Dark Corners, was published in October 2015.

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