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The Vault

Ruth Rendell

From "the reigning queen of crime fiction" (Time Out), a sequel to A Sight for Sore Eyes, one of Rendell's most beloved novels—featuring the retired Inspector Wexford. In the stunning climax to Rendell's classic A Sight for Sore Eyes, three bodies—two dead, one living—are entombed in an underground chamber beneath a picturesque London house. Twelve years later, when a manhole cover is pulled back, the house's new owner makes a grisly discovery. Only now, the number of bodies is four. How did somebody else end up in the chamber? And who knew of its existence? With their own detectives at an impasse, police call on former Chief Inspector Wexford, now retired and living with his wife in London, to advise them on the unsolved murders. Wexford, missing the thrill of a good case, jumps at the chance to sleuth again. His dogged detective skills and knack for figuring out the criminal mind take him to London neighborhoods, posh and poor, as he follows a complex criminal trail back to the original murders. But just as Wexford's case gets hot, a devastating family tragedy pulls Wexford back to Kingsmarkham, and for the first time in his life, Wexford finds himself transforming from investigator into victim. Masterfully plotted, The Vault will satisfy both longtime Wexford fans and new Rendell readers.

From "the reigning queen of crime fiction" (Time Out), a sequel to A Sight for Sore Eyes, one of Rendell's most beloved novels—featuring the retired Inspector Wexford. In the stunning climax to Rendell's classic A Sight for Sore Eyes, three bodies—two dead, one living—are entombed in an underground chamber beneath a picturesque London house. Twelve years later, when a manhole cover is pulled back, the house's new owner makes a grisly discovery. Only now, the number of bodies is four. How did somebody else end up in the chamber? And who knew of its existence? With their own detectives at an impasse, police call on former Chief Inspector Wexford, now retired and living with his wife in London, to advise them on the unsolved murders. Wexford, missing the thrill of a good case, jumps at the chance to sleuth again. His dogged detective skills and knack for figuring out the criminal mind take him to London neighborhoods, posh and poor, as he follows a complex criminal trail back to the original murders. But just as Wexford's case gets hot, a devastating family tragedy pulls Wexford back to Kingsmarkham, and for the first time in his life, Wexford finds himself transforming from investigator into victim. Masterfully plotted, The Vault will satisfy both longtime Wexford fans and new Rendell readers.
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From "the reigning queen of crime fiction" (Time Out), a sequel to A Sight for Sore Eyes, one of Rendell's most beloved novels—featuring the retired Inspector Wexford. In the stunning climax to Rendell's classic A Sight for Sore Eyes, three bodies—two dead, one living—are entombed in an underground chamber beneath a picturesque London house. Twelve years later, when a manhole cover is pulled back, the house's new owner makes a grisly discovery. Only now, the number of bodies is four. How did somebody else end up in the chamber? And who knew of its existence? With their own detectives at an impasse, police call on former Chief Inspector Wexford, now retired and living with his wife in London, to advise them on the unsolved murders. Wexford, missing the thrill of a good case, jumps at the chance to sleuth again. His dogged detective skills and knack for figuring out the criminal mind take him to London neighborhoods, posh and poor, as he follows a complex criminal trail back to the original murders. But just as Wexford's case gets hot, a devastating family tragedy pulls Wexford back to Kingsmarkham, and for the first time in his life, Wexford finds himself transforming from investigator into victim. Masterfully plotted, The Vault will satisfy both longtime Wexford fans and new Rendell readers.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven Crossley

Length:

8h 37m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:56