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 has 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 Writers' Association. Her remarkable career has spanned more than fifty years, with more than sixty books published. A member of the House of Lords, she lives in London.
Terrence Hardiman has worked extensively in theatre. He began at the Old Vic, went on to repertory at Bristol, and then spent five years as a member of the RSC. He has played the title role in BBC TV's The Demon Headmaster, while other television appearances include major parts in Secret Army, Miss Marple, Hannay, and Inspector Morse.