Kissing the Gunner’s Daughter by Ruth Rendell

Read by……………… Robin Bailey
Total Runtime……… 12 Hours 3 Mins

Description: Investigating the murder of a socialite family, Inspector Wexford is forced to face his own deepest feelings. Called “one of Rendell’s darkest and most suble character studies” (SF Chronicle).

‘Kissing The Gunner’s Daughter’ is an old Naval expression from the by gone days of sailing ships. Whenever an able bodied seaman violated the Captain’s shipboard rules the punishment was cruel and severe. The guilty seaman was bent over a ship’s cannon and his legs and hands secured; his blouse was stripped to bare his back to the punishing
lashes of the whip or ‘Cat-O’-Nine’ tails.

Bombs, petrol fires, a lot of interesting facts about trees and coppicing, and Wexford works through his mid-life crisis. Significantly longer book than the previous books.

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* A Sleeping Life (Inspector Wexford, #10)
3* Put on by Cunning (Inspector Wexford #11)
1* Speaker of Mandarin (Inspector Wexford, #12)
3* An Unkindness of Ravens (Inspector Wexford, #13)
3* The Veiled One (Inspector Wexford, #14)
3* Kissing the Gunner’s Daughter (Inspector Wexford, #15)

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

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