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No Man's Nightingale

(2012)
(Book 24 in the Chief Inspector Wexford series)
A novel by

 
 
From crime legend Ruth Rendell, the gripping new novel in her "beloved" (USA Today) Inspector Wexford series, which will soon mark its fiftieth anniversary

A female vicar named Sarah Hussain is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham vicarage. Maxine, the gossipy cleaning woman who finds the body, happens to also be in the employ of former Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford and his wife. When called on by his old deputy, Wexford, who has taken to reading The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire as a retirement project, leaps at the chance to tag along with the investigators. Wexford is intrigued by the unusual circumstances of the murder, but he's also desperate to escape the chatty Maxine.

A single mother to a teenage girl, Hussain was a woman working in a male-dominated profession. Of mixed race and an outspoken church reformer, she had turned some in her congregation against her, including the conservative vicar's warden. Could one of her enemies in the church have gone so far as to kill her? Or could it have been the elderly next-door gardener with a muddled alibi?

As Wexford searches the vicar's house alongside the police, he sees a book, Newman's Apologia Pro Vita Sua, lying on Hussain's bedside table. Inside it is a letter serving as a bookmark. Without thinking much, Wexford puts it into his pocket. Wexford soon realizes he has made a grave error - he's removed a piece of evidence from the crime scene. Yet what he finds inside begins to illuminate the murky past of Sarah Hussain. Is there more to her than meets the eye?

No Man's Nightingale is Ruth Rendell's masterful twenty-fourth installment in one of the great crime series of all time.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : UK Hardback

Title: No Man's Nightingale
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-4448-2133-4 / 978-1-4448-2133-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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January 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: No Man's Nightingale (An Inspector Wexford)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-61173-953-5 / 978-1-61173-953-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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November 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: No Man's Nightingale: An Inspector Wexford Novel
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-4767-4448-3 / 978-1-4767-4448-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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July 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: No Man's Nightingale: (A Wexford Case)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0-09-195384-7 / 978-0-09-195384-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: No Man's Nightingale (Inspector Wexford)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0-385-68174-7 / 978-0-385-68174-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: No Man's Nightingale: An Inspector Wexford Novel
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-4767-4713-X / 978-1-4767-4713-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: No Man's Nightingale: (A Wexford Case)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0-09-958585-5 / 978-0-09-958585-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: No Man's Nightingale: (A Wexford Case)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0-09-958586-3 / 978-0-09-958586-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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November 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: No Man's Nightingale (Inspector Wexford)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0-385-68172-0 / 978-0-385-68172-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: No Man's Nightingale: (A Wexford Case)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0-09-195385-5 / 978-0-09-195385-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Audio Editions

February 2014 : USA Audio CD

Title: No Man's Nightingale
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-4703-7859-0 / 978-1-4703-7859-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: No Man's Nightingale: An Inspector Wexford Novel
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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August 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: No Man's Nightingale (Audiogo)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-4713-4395-2 / 978-1-4713-4395-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
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August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: No Man's Nightingale: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 24 (Unabridged)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: No Man's Nightingale: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 24 (Unabridged)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: No Man's Nightingale (Inspector Wexford series Book 24)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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November 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: No Man's Nightingale: An Inspector Wexford Novel
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Scribner
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August 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: No Man's Nightingale: (A Wexford Case) (Inspector Wexford series Book 24)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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