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  • During one of his morning walks, he had found a corpse, Charlie Hatton, who was supposed to be the best man for his best friend
  • Besides the protagonists (Wexford and Burden), the lesser characters were an interesting lot

    • by Jacinth K Lee
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      (Ruth Rendell, published by Ballantine Books, 1975)

      Among Ruth Rendell works, my favorites are the Wexford series. In this book, dear ole Chief Inspector Wexford was in one of his grumbling moods. He had to deal with a slightly willful daughter as well as the more critical concerns of homicides


      at his doorstep. During one of his morning walks, he had found a corpse, Charlie Hatton, who was supposed to be the best man for his best friend. As Wexford and his assistant Inspector Burden conducted their queries, they encountered reluctance and animosity from the friends and relatives of the dead man. Meanwhile they were also investigating a car accident that had claimed the lives of two persons, a man and a young girl. The widow of the dead man who was the sole survivor of the accident, had insisted that the ...

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      dead girl was not her daughter – so who was she?

      Though old-fashioned, this story has its charms. It is a typical Ruth Rendell story, filled with plots and numerous twists and turns, in which two seemingly unrelated crimes cleverly converged. Besides the protagonists (Wexford and Burden),

      the lesser characters were an interesting lot. They were unpleasant people though - the bridegroom, his bride and the widow. The author described the antagonism of the lower classes through the bride, who was portrayed as a bitter ranting woman, filled with envy against the more privileged and suspicions towards the police.



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Andrew Leaither says :

I have not red or heard about this book, “The Best Man to Die.” I thought it sounds great, very interesting and worthwhile read and got suspense and a lot of interesting, and dynamic characters. If they have not yet turned this book into a movie, it sure will be a Box Office film.

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