The Veiled One by Ruth Rendell

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The Veiled One

Inspector Wexford searches for answers after an elderly woman is murdered in this “spellbinder” from a New York Times–bestselling author (Publishers Weekly).

When Chief Inspector Wexford enters the parking garage, the woman is already dead, slumped between two cars, concealed under a velvet shroud. The inspector doesn’t even notice her as he drives away. Only later, when he sees on the news that an old woman was garroted in the shopping mall garage, does he realize how close he was to discovering the body. In a case that starts with a hidden corpse, the truth will be dangerously elusive.
 
Before Wexford can sink his teeth into the elderly woman’s murder, he is nearly killed himself—by a politically motivated car bombing targeting his daughter. With the inspector in the hospital, the case falls to his partner, the intrepid Mike Burden, who must solve both mysteries before the shopping mall killer strikes again.
 
The winner of three Edgar Awards, Ruth Rendell was one of the finest mystery authors of the twentieth century. Inspector Wexford was one of her most beloved creations, and The Veiled One is another “stunning” entry in the series (Publishers Weekly).
 

'“If you’re unfamiliar with Ruth Rendell, if you’ve somehow managed to miss her sixty or so books . . . then, congratulations: Your reading life is about to get infinitely richer.” —Jonathan Shapiro, Los Angeles Times   “Rendell has for years, along with her friend P. D. James, been bringing new sophistication and psychological depth to the traditional English mystery.” —The Washington Post   “Ruth Rendell is my dream writer. Her prose style . . . has the disquieting intimacy of an alien touch in the dark.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review “Ruth Rendell has created, in canny Wexford and naïve Burden, one of the genre’s most durable, complex, and affecting human misalliances.” —The New York Times Book Review“It’s a spellbinder.” —Publishers Weekly'

Inspector Wexford searches for answers after an elderly woman is murdered in this “spellbinder” from a New York Times–bestselling author (Publishers Weekly).

When Chief Inspector Wexford enters the parking garage, the woman is already dead, slumped between two cars, concealed under a velvet shroud. The inspector doesn’t even notice her as he drives away. Only later, when he sees on the news that an old woman was garroted in the shopping mall garage, does he realize how close he was to discovering the body. In a case that starts with a hidden corpse, the truth will be dangerously elusive.
 
Before Wexford can sink his teeth into the elderly woman’s murder, he is nearly killed himself—by a politically motivated car bombing targeting his daughter. With the inspector in the hospital, the case falls to his partner, the intrepid Mike Burden, who must solve both mysteries before the shopping mall killer strikes again.
 
The winner of three Edgar Awards, Ruth Rendell was one of the finest mystery authors of the twentieth century. Inspector Wexford was one of her most beloved creations, and The Veiled One is another “stunning” entry in the series (Publishers Weekly).
 

'“If you’re unfamiliar with Ruth Rendell, if you’ve somehow managed to miss her sixty or so books . . . then, congratulations: Your reading life is about to get infinitely richer.” —Jonathan Shapiro, Los Angeles Times   “Rendell has for years, along with her friend P. D. James, been bringing new sophistication and psychological depth to the traditional English mystery.” —The Washington Post   “Ruth Rendell is my dream writer. Her prose style . . . has the disquieting intimacy of an alien touch in the dark.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review “Ruth Rendell has created, in canny Wexford and naïve Burden, one of the genre’s most durable, complex, and affecting human misalliances.” —The New York Times Book Review“It’s a spellbinder.” —Publishers Weekly'
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller ISBN: 9781453210796 Pages: 278