A Sleeping Life (Paperback)

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Rhoda Comfrey's death seemed unremarkable; the real mystery was her life.

In A Sleeping Life, master mystery writer Ruth Rendell unveils an elaborate web of lies and deception painstakingly maintained by a troubled soul. A wallet found in Comfrey's handbag leads Inspector Wexford to Mr. Grenville West, a writer whose plots revel in the blood, thunder, and passion of dramas of old; whose current whereabouts are unclear; and whose curious secretary--the plain Polly Flinders--provides the Inspector with more questions than answers. And when a second Grenville West comes to light, Wexford faces a dizzying array of possible scenarios--and suspects--behind the Comfrey murder.

Brilliantly entertaining, exceptionally crafted, A Sleeping Life evokes the dark realities, half-truths, and flights of fancy that constitute a life.

About the Author


Ruth Rendell is the recipient of several awards, including three Edgars and four Gold Daggers from the UK s Crime Writers Association. Simisola, Blood Lines, Keys to the Street, and The Brimstone Wedding (written as Barbara Vine) are available from Brilliance Audio. She lives in England.

Praise For…


"Rendell is a master of the form." --The Washington Post Book World

"An unusual detective story. . .intelligent, well-written, with a surprising twist." --The Times Literary Supplement

"Ruth Rendell. . .retains her place of highest distinction in the field." --The New York Times Book Review

"The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world." --The Boston Globe

"No one can take you so totally into the recesses of the human mind as does Ruth Rendell." --The Christian Science Monitor

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375704932
ISBN-10: 0375704930
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: July 11th, 2000
Pages: 192
Language: English