This Edgar Award finalist from the New York Times–bestselling author is a “suspense mystery of the highest order” (The New Yorker).
For London’s Chief Inspector Reg Wexford, it wasn’t an official call. He was just being neighborly when he agreed to talk to Joy Williams about her missing husband, Rodney. Apparently, he went to Ipswich on business and never came home. Wexford has an idea what happened: He most likely ran off with one of his girlfriends.
However, there are a few nagging concerns, like Rodney’s suspicious letter of resignation and his abandoned car. And is it just a fluke that his disappearance coincides with a rash of stabbings—all straight through the heart, all with male victims. Wexford’s detective instincts must take flight in order to bring down a murderer. Or two. Or three. Because, behind the seemingly placid domesticity of his Sussex neighbors, there is a growing web of tangling secrets, double lives, and triple-crosses.
“Rendell, winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s prestigious Edgar Award, is regarded as one of the top mystery writers working today. With An Unkindness of Ravens, she shows, once again, that reputation is well-deserved” (Los Angeles Times).
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A simple missing person report evolves into something far more sinister in Ruth Rendell’s 13th Inspector Wexford novel. Double lives, underground militant-feminist vigilantes, and murder all come out of what seems like a run-of-the-mill case involving a philandering husband. An Unkindness of Ravens has a veneer of Agatha Christie-like, cozy charm, but it quickly turns into a twisted English-village version of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. Shocking secrets lurk behind every quaint garden gate.
A real whodunnit!
Moderately paced well plotted and highly surprising murder mystery. Multiple plots interlaced for a classic tale of murder. Read it!