The first case for DCI Reg Wexford.
When Margaret Parsons disappears, it's assumed that she's run off with another man. But then the missing woman's body is found and a startling discovery is made when Mr. Parsons lets the police into his home .
About the Author
Ruth Rendell (1930-2015) won three Edgar Awards, the highest accolade from Mystery Writers of America, as well as four Gold Daggers and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre from England's prestigious Crime Writ-ers' Association. Her remarkable career spanned a half century, with more than sixty books published. A member of the House of Lords, she was one of the great literary figures of our time.
Terrence Hardiman has worked extensively in theater. He began at the Old Vic, went on to repertory at Bristol, and then spent five years as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has played the title role in BBC TV s "The Demon Headmaster", while other his other television appearances include major parts in "Secret Army", "Miss Marple", "Hannay", and "Inspector Morse". Among his film credits are "Mask of Murder", "Loophole", and "Gandhi".