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
Edgar Award winning author Ruth Rendell (b. 1930) has written more than seventy books and sold more than twenty million copies worldwide. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (London), she is the recipient of the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers Association. Rendell s award-winning novels include "A Demon in My View" (1976), "A Dark-Adapted Eye "(1987), and "King Solomon s Carpet "(1991). Her popular crime stories featuring Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford were adapted into a long-running British television series (1987 2000) starring George Baker.
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".