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Wexford, Inspector (Fictitious character)

Works: 142 works in 1,022 publications in 16 languages and 61,015 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Psychological fiction  Personal narratives 
Classifications: PR6068.E63, 823.914
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Publications about Inspector (Fictitious character) Wexford
Most widely held works about Inspector (Fictitious character) Wexford
    Not in the flesh by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    33 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,899 libraries worldwide
    Searching for truffles in a wood, a man and his dog unearth something less savoury-a human hand. The body, as Chief Inspector Wexford is informed later, has lain buried for ten years or so, wrapped in a purple cotton shroud. The post mortem cannot reveal the precise cause of death. The only clue is a crack in one of the dead man's ribs. Although the police database covers a relatively short period of time, it stores a long list of Missing Persons. So Wexford knows he is going to have a job on his hands to identify the corpse. And then, only about twenty yards away from the woodland burial site, in the cellar of a disused cottage, another body is discovered. The detection skills of Wexford, Burden, and the other investigating officers of the Kingsmarkham Police Force, are tested to the utmost to see if the murders are connected and to track down whoever is responsible
    The monster in the box : an Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    22 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,868 libraries worldwide
    Over the years there have been several unsolved, apparently motiveless murders in the town of Kingsmarkham, and Wexford (as a young policeman) quietly suspected that the increasingly prosperous Targo -- van driver, property developer, kennel owner, and animal lover -- was behind them. Now, half a lifetime later, Inspector Wexford spots Targo back in Kingsmarkham after a long absence
    End in tears : a Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    29 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,830 libraries worldwide
    A lump of concrete dropped deliberately from a little stone bridge over a relatively unfrequented road kills the wrong person. The driver behind is spared. But only for a while ... One particular member of the local press is gunning for the Chief Inspector, distinctly unimpressed with what he regards as old-fashioned police methods. But Wexford, with his old friend and partner, Mike Burden, along with two new recruits to the Kingsmarkham team, pursue their inquiries with a diligence and humanity that make Ruth Rendell's detective stories enthralling, exciting and very touching
    The vault : an Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 2,714 libraries worldwide
    When four bodies are discovered in the same underground sewer 12 years after the events of A Sight for Sore Eyes, former Chief Inspector Wexford is pulled out of retirement to follow a complex trail to the original murders only to have his life thrown into turmoil by a devastating personal tragedy
    Harm done : an Inspector Wexford mystery by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    27 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,526 libraries worldwide
    In Britain, a pedophile's house is burned by an angry mob when a girl disappears, the man having been recently released from jail. But Inspector Wexford is not swayed by the obvious and traces the disappearance to the girl's home and her abusive father
    Road rage by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    26 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,517 libraries worldwide
    In Britain, Chief Inspector Wexford hunts for eco- terrorists who abducted five people, including his wife. They threaten to kill them unless the government halts the construction of a highway through scenic countryside
    No man's nightingale : an Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,434 libraries worldwide
    "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"-
    An unkindness of ravens : a new Inspector Wexford mystery by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    21 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,374 libraries worldwide
    Chief Inspector Wexford agrees to investigate the disappearance of a neighbor's husband and finds a connection with a man-hating girls' club
    Simisola by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    24 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 2,168 libraries worldwide
    In an English town, Inspector Wexford investigates attacks on black women which lead to murder. A study of the slave-like condition of foreign domestics in Britain, who are not given the status of immigrants so they can be deported if they agitate for more money
    The babes in the wood : a Chief Inspector Wexford mystery by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    16 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,160 libraries worldwide
    The mysterious disappearance of two local teenagers and their baby-sitter draws Inspector Wexford into a baffling case involving dark family secrets, violence, a religious cult, adultery, and murder
    The veiled one by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    15 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,151 libraries worldwide
    Who would garrote a middle-aged housewife and leave her body in the parking garage of a suburban shopping mall? Chief Inspector Wexford is no sooner on the case than a car bomb's explosion lands him in the hospital. It's now up to Mike Burden to step in and solve the case. He's got a suspect ... but will he be able to make him talk?
    Kissing the gunner's daughter by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    12 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,951 libraries worldwide
    Friday the thirteenth of May was most unlucky day for Sergeant Caleb Martin of Kingsmarkham CID. That day he confiscated a replica gun from his son's school briefcase and lost his life in a bank robbery -- the first link in a chain of events which led to a series of deaths. When three people are discovered shot at Tancred House, Chief Inspector Wexford suspects a connection between the two apparently unrelated crimes. But only the seventeen-year-old daughter of one of the victims survives to provide the most confusing of clues. Although Wexford is very taken with the crime's only witness, Daisy Hoy, his feelings do not prevent his deductive powers from functioning with customary intuitive precision
    Death notes by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    16 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,927 libraries worldwide
    The great flute-player Sir Manuel Camargue announces his engagement to a woman 50 years his junior, and three days before the wedding, he is found drowned
    Speaker of Mandarin by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    25 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 10 languages and held by 1,910 libraries worldwide
    When Scotland Yard Chief Howard Fortune returns from his vacation/work trip to China he finds mysterious deaths of people he met. Reg Wexford, included in the group, investigate after he returns to work
    A sleeping life by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    22 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,861 libraries worldwide
    A wallet found in the handbag of a murder victim leads Inspector Wexford to Mr. Grenville West, a writer whose plots revel in the blood, thunder, and passion of dramas of old and whose current whereabouts are unclear. When a second Grenville West comes to light, Wexford faces a dizzying array of possible scenarios--and suspects!
    Murder being once done by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    27 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,797 libraries worldwide
    Chief Inspector Wexford's doctor has prescribed no alcohol, no rich food and, above all, no police work. But when a young girl's body is found in a London cemetery and the local police are baffled, Wexford decides to brave his doctor's wrath and the condescension of the London police by doing some investigating of his own
    No more dying then by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    22 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,700 libraries worldwide
    Inspectors Wexford and Burden discover a complex and sordid web of blackmail, scandal, and murder during their investigation into the death of one child and the disappearance of another
    Some lie and some die by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    18 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,664 libraries worldwide
    A local rock festival appears to be going off without a hitch, until the terribly disfigured body of a local girl turns up in a nearby quarry, and the prime suspect becomes charismatic rock star Zeno Vedast
    Shake hands forever by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    16 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,326 libraries worldwide
    Chief Inspector Wexford struggles to find a motive, reason, and suspect for the killing of Angela Hathall
    A guilty thing surprised by Ruth Rendell( Book )
    25 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,258 libraries worldwide
    A young bride's nightly walks in the forest turn deadly
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