A Judgement in Stone

A Judgement in Stone

Paperback - 1994
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NOW A THEATRE PRODUCTION PRODUCED BY BILL KENWRIGHT, STARRING ANDREW LANCEL, SOPHIE WARD, DEBORAH GRANT AND SHIRLEY ANNE FIELD It seems to be a straightforward, if bloody, crime. Four members of one family murdered by their housekeeper in a modern St. Valentine's Day massacre. But the tragedy neither began nor ended there.A critically acclaimed novel from the author of bestselling crime thrillers including Thirteen Steps Down and the world-famous Detective Chief Inspector Wexford series.

Four members of the Coverdale family - George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles - died in the space of fifteen minutes on the 14th February, St Valentine's Day.

Eunice Parchman, the illiterate housekeeper, shot them down on a Sunday evening while they were watching opera on television. Two weeks later she was arrested for the crime.

But the tragedy neither began nor ended there.
Publisher: London, Eng. : Arrow Books, 1994, c1977.
Edition: Arrow edition
ISBN: 9780099171409
Characteristics: 190 pages ;,18 cm.


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Feb 29, 2020

I'm a huge Rendell fan and this is one of my favorites. The mystery is not about solving who or how but about why. Great psychological page turner.

Mar 08, 2010

Rendall is always a good read. However, she overdid the psychological profiling. It yawned a bit.

Dec 02, 2008

Definitely not sweet. My favorite Ruth Rendell novel. Great read.


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debwalker Oct 19, 2010

The opening line of Ruth Rendell's A Judgment in Stone: "Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write." It tells the reader the full unvarnished truth and yet raises an entire novel's worth of very complicated questions.

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