Shake Hands Forever by Ruth Rendell

Read by……………. Nigel Anthony
Total Runtime……… 6 Hours 43 Mins

Description: The bed was neatly made, and the woman on top neatly strangled.

According to all accounts, Angela Hathall was deeply in love with her husband and far too paranoid to invite an unknown person into their home. So who managed to gain entry and strangle her without a struggle? That is the problem facing Inspector Wexford in Shake Hands Forever. Perhaps it was the mystery woman who left her fingerprints on the Hathall’s bathtub? Perhaps it was Angela’s husband who lied about a stolen library book? And why was the Hathall home, usually so unkempt, exqisitely clean the day of Angela’s death? Then a neighbor–friendly, knowing, disarmingly beautiful–offers Wexford her assistance. And what begins as a rather tricky case turns into an obsession that threatens to destroy the Inspector’s career–as well as his marriage.

Did Charles Lamb say, as per this story, that he would rather see a theatre queue than all the sheep on Epsom Downs? No sheep there when and since I was born!

'Virtue is its own reward'

'Sic transit gloria mundi'

3* From Doon With Death (Inspector Wexford, #1)
3* A New Lease of Death (Inspector Wexford, #2)
3* Wolf to the Slaughter (Inspector Wexford, #3)
2* The Best Man to Die (Inspector Wexford, #4)
3* A Guilty Thing Suprised #5
3* No More Dying Then (Inspector Wexford, #6)
3* Murder Being Once Done (Inspector Wexford, #7)
3* Some Lie and Some Die (Inspector Wexford, #8)
3* Shake Hands Forever (Inspector Wexford, #9)

3* Not in the Flesh (Inspector Wexford, #21)
2* The Vault (Inspector Wexford, #23)

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