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‘No Man’s Nightingale’ by Ruth Rendell

Inspector Wexford not quite the retiring type

In 2009, Ruth Rendell declared that she had written her final Inspector Wexford mystery, but like the best of British curmudgeons, Wexford has clearly refused to be disposed of.

Now retired from the force and dividing his time between fancy London and the cozy market town of Kingsmarkham, Wexford nevertheless still manages to skulk about at crime scenes and suspect interviews as a “crime solutions adviser (unpaid),” welcomed both by former colleagues and, surprisingly often, the suspects themselves.

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