A Judgement in StoneUnknown - 1978
"A classic."--The London Times What on earth could have provoked a modern day St. Valentine's Day massacre? On Valentine's Day, four members of the Coverdale family--George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles--were murdered in the space of 15 minutes. Their housekeeper, Eunice Parchman, shot them, one by one, in the blue light of a televised performance of Don Giovanni. When Detective Chief Superintendent William Vetch arrests Miss Parchman two weeks later, he discovers a second tragedy: the key to the Valentine's Day massacre hidden within a private humiliation Eunice Parchman has guarded all her life. A brilliant rendering of character, motive, and the heady discovery of truth, A Judgement in Stone is among Ruth Rendell's finest psychological thrillers. "It will be an amazing achievement if [Rendell] ever writes a better book."--London Daily Express "Ruth Rendell is the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world."--Time
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1978, c1977.
Edition: 1st ed. in the U.S.A.
Branch Call Number: M REND
Characteristics: 188 p. ; 22 cm.