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Means of Evil and Other Stories

Means of Evil and Other Stories

A Wexford short story collection published by Hutchinson in

Each story is a case for Chief Inspector Wexford and each is intended as part of the chronicles of Kingsmarkham. The events related in the personal lives of Wexford and Burden and their families are as ‘true’ as any circumstances in the Wexford novels. The stories should be read as if each was a little novel in the series.

Ruth Rendell

What connects a kidnapped baby, a woman’s body left to rot in a cove in Yugoslavia, a suspicious suicide and the century-old case of a wife who poisons her husband? The answer: British crime fiction’s favourite detective, DCI Reg Wexford.


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  1. Confessions of a Crime Writer. Interview with Anthea Davey for Red Pepper Magazine, 1996, pp. 14-15. ↩︎

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