cerkalo
» » Some Lie and Some Die (New Portway Reprints)

Some Lie and Some Die (New Portway Reprints) download ebook

by Ruth Rendell

Some Lie and Some Die (New Portway Reprints) download ebook
ISBN:
0851192114
ISBN13:
978-0851192116
Author:
Ruth Rendell
Publisher:
Chivers Press (March 15, 1983)
Language:
Pages:
264 pages
ePUB:
1296 kb
Fb2:
1737 kb
Other formats:
lit lrf rtf docx
Category:
Mystery
Subcategory:
Rating:
4.4

Mostly they wore jeans. Through the gates came a thin but steady stream of new arrivals, on foot, in cars and on motor-cycles

Some Lie and Some Die. Ruth Rendell is the author of Road Rage, The Keys to the Street, Bloodlines, Simisola, and The Crocodile Bird. Her most recent novel is A Sight for Sore Eyes. Mostly they wore jeans. Not long since they had been at school-some still were-and they had protested hotly at the enforced wearing of uniforms. And yet now they had their own, voluntarily assumed, the uniform of denims and shirts, long hair and, in some cases, bare feet. Through the gates came a thin but steady stream of new arrivals, on foot, in cars and on motor-cycles. Wexford jerked his head in the direction of the quarry and walked down the steps.

Ruth Rendell has written some really good books but, IMO, this is not one of them. This story is not long at all as was thr other book in this series. The premise (rock concert) would have been a mystery I would have ordinarily avoided but since it was an Inspector Wexford I gave it a try on CD.

As usual from Ruth Rendell the book is well written and well paced. I find most of her stories are bit hard to swallow. The plot usually starts well but always ends up being quite unbelievable which is disappointing. Generally I didn't mind reading it but will see if it improves on a second reading.

Women queued up outside the Baptist church hall to view the dress as they might have queued on the first day of a significant sale. Public-spirited? Wexford thought their enthusiasm sprang more from. a need to seem for a little while important. People like to be caught up in the whirlwind of something sensational and they like it even more if, instead of being part of a crowd, each can for a brief moment be an individual, noticed, attended to, taken seriously. They like to leave their names and addresses, see themselves recorded.

People Who Read Some Lie and Some Die Also Read

People Who Read Some Lie and Some Die Also Read. Inspired by Your Browsing History. a phenomenon Since that first novel, Ruth Rendell has also demonstrated a keen fascination with the collision between society and the individual, particularly where circumstances drive the individual to behaviour that society regards as somehow abnormal. Stable structures have only limited interest; what is gripping is where things start to fall apart, and that is the area where Ruth Rendell excels. Never content with mere description, she illuminates the human condition in a style that is invariably clear and compelling.

Finding books BookSee BookSee - Download books for free. Some Lie and Some Die (An Inspector Wexford Mystery). 194 Kb. Speaker of Mandarin: An Inspector Wexford Mystery.

Some Lie And Some Die is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1973. It is the 8th entry in her popular Inspector Wexford series. Kingsmarkham doesn't have too many complaints about its first annual rock festival, but. Kingsmarkham doesn't have too many complaints about its first annual rock festival, but then in a nearby quarry two lovers find a body that makes even Reg Wexford's stomach lurch. All he can discover is that there is a strange connection with the star of the festival.

Some Lie and Some Die (An Inspector Wexford Mystery). Ruth Rendell - Wexford 03 - A New Lease Of Death. Download (EPUB). Читать. 216 Kb, en. Ruth Rendell - Wexford 04 - The Best Man To Die. Rendell Ruth.

Ruth Rendell died in May 2015. Her final novel, Dark Corners, is scheduled for publication in October 2015 show more. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Reviews:
  • Alien
For several years I've been a fan of the stand-alone novels of Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine but I only recently started reading her Inspector Wexford series, and so far, I'm enjoying following the investigations of Wexford and his partner, Mike Burden. In "Some Lie and Some Die", first published in 1973, a major rock festival is headed to Kingsmarkham. Sponsoring the festival is filthy rich Martin Silk, who longs to be a peer of the young, free-spirited fans rather than the 60+ year old he actually is. As busloads of youthful attendees disembark on Silk's land, the progressive, collected Wexford is full of optimism while prissy, old-fashioned Burden expects the worst. They make a good pair, these two, with one counterbalancing the other, sometimes with good-natured jabs and at other times, testy assertions; theirs is a comfortable friendship with enough longevity and professionalism to prevent their disagreements from devolving into downright hostility.

The festival's headliner is local boy turned music god, Zeno Vedast, formerly known as Harold Goodbody, who's also looking for a house in the area. Aiding his efforts and tending to his every need are the mysterious and beautiful Nell, and her alcoholic husband, Godfrey Tate. Once the festival gets underway, however, things turn sour when the body of a blonde is found in a quarry separating Martin Silk's property (and the site of the music festival) from a group of modern houses. With murder most foul being obvious, Wexford, Burden and their team are rapidly summoned to investigate a crime that is very wicked, indeed.

At 181 pages, this book is a very quick read. Normally, I wouldn't expect such a short novel to offer much in the way of character development and plot detail, but Rendell does a fine job fleshing out her mangy, colorful lot, with equal care given to both victim, suspects and even some festival-goers. She also includes a bit of recently widowed Burden's family life as he struggles to be both mother and father to his two teenage children. Of course, this necessarily precludes Rendell's normal ventures into Wexford's domestic situation but there are satisfactory allusions to it. Besides, Burden's concern for his children (and vice versa) seems authentic and natural, and their scenes together are both funny and moving.

As far as mystery novelists go, Rendell has few equals in probing the psyches and inner workings of her characters. Her consistently delving into their psychological makeup adds an extra layer of informed literacy that keeps me coming back to her work.

In "Some Lie and Some Die", the crime is less about the killer's identity--not too difficult to spot if you pay attention--than the motive, which is what kept me guessing until the very end. Rendell plays fair with the reader although I must confess that I found the explanation offered to be somewhat improbable. Not my favorite Wexford mystery but a good one, nonetheless.
  • Ynneig
Inspector Wexford is still Inspector Wexford. A plodder, he finally figures out who's the bad guy/gal. His Sergeant at Arms Burden, like his name, carries a burden of a motherless family he has to try and keep together. Good story, the line loosely based on 1970's outdoors rock concerts and the personalities of the "stars" and their line of followers. Kind of nostalgic for me.
  • Ishnllador
A typical Ruth Rendell murder mystery. I do love the Inspector Wexford books. You should be happy with this one.
  • Wizard
I found this book very different from the others this book didn't.have the different people in it to dissect as the others I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series I recommend this series to all people who really like serious plots
  • Ucantia
I've just finished the 3rd mystery in a row with detective Wexford and am hooked. I like him and his partner. I like the flaws and intelligence Wexford brings to the job, the story and the compassion he feels.
  • skyjettttt
As usual from Ruth Rendell the book is well written and well paced. I find most of her stories are bit hard to swallow. The plot usually starts well but always ends up being quite unbelievable which is disappointing. Generally I didn't mind reading it but will see if it improves on a second reading.
  • porosh
This is a reprint of one of Rendell's vintage stories. I'd either already read it or watched the TV show, but I enjoyed it again. I consider Rendell a master of the psychological suspense, particularly in the British arena.
inspector Wexford as always wonderful