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The Vault by Ruth Rendell
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Sep 20, 2011

did not like it

Oh dear.Ruth Rendell, I love, but what is it with Inspector Wexford? Is it because George Baker destroyed the character in the TV series, or does she does this for money only? This is yet another Wexford procedural, with the added "bonus" of the fact that Wexford has retired and now lives in London with his wife.Yet here he is again plowing into people's lives and taking the piss out of the Met.Poor old Burden, he is just a blip in this book.Thank God he escaped the excesses of Wexford as the good ex-Inspector tries to solve the problem of four bodies in a coal scuttle in an upmarket suburb of London. Plod, plod, plod we go as Wexford makes some quite amazing leaps of faith including a coincidence that is so unbelievable you will have to reread it to think, "hmm, Lady Rendell is getting very bored with this book"..Oh well, we need only wait for her next psychological thriller
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Richard Hard to put one body in a coal scuttle, let alone four. It is, after all, a small bucket that holds an immediate supply of coal, not a vast storeroom.

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