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by Ruth Rendell

  • ISBN: 0553148656
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Ruth Rendell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam; 4th THUS edition (1980)
  • ePub book: 1390 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1831 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 655

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SHAKE HANDS FOR EVER by Ruth Rendell ARROW BOOKS Arrow Books Limited 3 Fitzroy Square, London WIP 6JD An imprint of the Hutchinson Publishing Group London Melbourne Sydney.

SHAKE HANDS FOR EVER by Ruth Rendell ARROW BOOKS Arrow Books Limited 3 Fitzroy Square, London WIP 6JD An imprint of the Hutchinson Publishing Group London Melbourne Sydney. Shake hands for ever. Arrow Books Limited 3 Fitzroy Square, London WIP 6JD. An imprint of the Hutchinson Publishing Group. London Melbourne Sydney Auckland Wellington Johannesburg and agencies throughout the world. A) Ruth Rendell 1975.

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, (born 17 February 1930), who also writes under the pseudonym .

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, (born 17 February 1930), who also writes under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, is an English best-selling mystery and psychological crime writer. In many of these books the protagonists are severely socially isolated and disadvantaged and the writer explores the ways in which their circumstances adversely impact on them as well as their victims in a vivid, convincing and spellbinding manner. These books include "A Judgement In Stone", "The Face of Trespass", "Live Flesh", "Talking to Strange Men", "The Killing Doll", "Going Wrong" and "Adam and Eve and Pinch Me".

Shake Hands Forever (1988) Director: Don Leaver Producer: Neil Zeiger . 49 Responses to SHAKE HANDS FOREVER (1975) by Ruth Rendell. Rendell was very gracious. I told her I loved her books especially her darker Barbara Vine novels.

Shake Hands Forever (1988) Director: Don Leaver Producer: Neil Zeiger Screenplay: Clive Exton Cinematography: Art Direction: Christine Ruscoe Music: Brian Bennett Cast: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Tom Wilkinson, Margery Mason, Michael Byrne, Bernard Holley, June Ritchie, Geoffrey Beevers.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Of the Rendell books, my favourites are the Inspector Wexfords

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Of the Rendell books, my favourites are the Inspector Wexfords. I never tire of reading about him. I am also drawn to, and saddened by, the loss of some of the English words and phrases that have been lost to us; we just don't hear them spoken in ordinary discourse anymore.

Not yet. But I’ll tell you about it, shall I? Funny, isn’t it, the way I said I didn’t suppose I’d ever have to identify him? But I did identify him last night. On the previous evening, Howard had attempted to call his uncle at seven but the line had been engaged.

About Shake Hands Forever. The bed was neatly made, and the woman on top neatly strangled. Maddeningly addictive, smart and surprising, Shake Hands Forever showcases Ruth Rendell at the height of her storytelling powers. About Shake Hands Forever. So who managed to gain entry and strangle her without a struggle? That is the problem facing Inspector Wexford in Shake Hands Forever.

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE (née Grasemann; 17 February 1930 – 2 May 2015), was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries.

Shake Hands Forever book.

by. Rendell, Ruth, 1930-. Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana.

Novel from 1980.

Comments

Dolid Dolid
Inspector Wexford is a nice man. He is smart and he proudly speaks of his recent weight loss. His new case deals with some pretty unpleasant people, but that's what makes it interesting. Everyone is trying to avoid revealing some secret. A few red herrings are thrown in for good measure, The deceased was a woman who was the "other woman". Once she marries her lover, she keeps a low profile, not working, although she and her husband have little money since it goes to alimony for his first wife. Surprisingly, they seems to be able to afford a few luxuries. She is found in a spotless house (not normal for her). Only one fingerprint is found. A neighbor (gorgeous and tempting to Wexford) is introduced but actually provides little insight into the murder. I think she was just forbidden fruit in the path of a complacent Wexford. I did look forward to picking up the book for my late night read. Ruth Rendell is a super writer and so versatile.
Musical Aura Island Musical Aura Island
Even though this is not one of the best Inspector Wexford mysteries, it is still pretty good. The mystery itself here is not as well-plotted and full of fascinating twists as in most other books in the series. Another feature of Rendell's novels, a collection of quirky, unusual characters, is also absent. SHAKE HANDS FOREVER is thin on psychological insights into the minds of its characters but it does offer an unusually profound understanding of the psyche of Inspector Wexford himself. In this novel, we see him in some very unusual situations and get to know him a lot better than before. For this reason, I believe that this is a crucial novel to read if you want to gain a deeper understanding of the series.

In this novel, Wexford believes he knows who the murderer is almost from the very start of his investigation. The only problem, though, is that nobody else shares his conviction that the person in question is guilty. The suspect has an unshakeable alibi and isn't averse to complaining to Wexford's authorities that he is being persecuted unjustly by Wexford. As a result, Wexford has to stop the official inquiry into this murder. When he finds out that the person he suspects is about to emigrate to another country, Wexford becomes obsessed with bringing his suspect to justice before the day of the departure.

We get to see Wexford in a situation where the power to conduct an investigation is stripped away from him. Nobody except his nephew Howard shares his conviction in the suspect's guilt and is willing to help. Wexford goes to extreme length to bring the suspected murderer to justice. In many of Rendell's novels we read masterful psychological descriptions of various characters falling apart or coming to the brink of insanity. In SHAKE HANDS FOREVER, Wexford is the person who goes through that process. It's fascinating to observe a character who is known so well by the fans of the series gradually lose his calm self-assurance and all of the values he has lived by his entire life. This is the dark side of Wexford that even the hardcore lovers of these series will find quite unexpected.

I wouldn't suggest this as the first Inspector Wexford mystery to read. Unless you are pretty familiar with the series, I believe this novel will leave you cold and wondering why so many people go crazy about Ruth Rendell.

A couple of words need to be added about the Kindle edition of this book. It saddens me to report that the Kindle version of this novel is extremely poor and is plagued with typos. "I'm" appears, more often than not, as "Fm." The last name "Hathall" is often given as "HathaU." There were several words in the text I didn't even manage to decipher, even though I had read the novel before in paper format. Among all books by Rendell that have appeared in Kindle format so far, this one is of the poorest quality.
Kamick Kamick
Of the Rendell books, my favourites are the Inspector Wexfords. I never tire of reading about him. I am also drawn to, and saddened by, the loss of some of the English words and phrases that have been lost to us; we just don't hear them spoken in ordinary discourse anymore. Ruth Rendell keeps them in our minds. I learn a new word or two with every book she writes.

Wexford is complex, flawed and true to life. He is dogged and intuitive, seeing every case to the end, even if it takes over a year to solve as 'Shake Hands Forever' does.

This one wasn't my favourite of her Wexford mysteries, since the killer's identity was no surprise, although it seems to be for others, and for other reasons, but no matter the book, Rendell's writing is a pure joy to read.

I highly recommend this to those who enjoy British village mysteries and / or police procedurals at their absolute best. For sheer delight, no one really compares to Agatha, but Rendell is peerless in her time. Highly recommended.
Irostamore Irostamore
Inspector Wexford is the coolest character. Rendell writes wonderful mysteries he solves, where unrelated people all come together near the end. I was so surprised on this whodunnit - in the last few pages. Now, off to the next irresistible story of Inspector Wexford! Can't wait!
Kann Kann
Ruth Rendell was one of the best mystery writers ever! She went to writer's heaven this last year. I always loved the Reg Wexford stories and am now reading them all again in the order they were written - and I get to keep the books and read them again and again. Very well written with wonderful prose. She was one of the best! Thanks. I love used books as I have the feeling someone else has enjoyed them.
Hasirri Hasirri
Knowing who did it but not how kept me tuning pages eagerly until late. Ruth never disappoints me. No superhero, Wexford is about as real as a fictional character can be.
Manesenci Manesenci
First class writing - Ruth Rendell is one of the best writers of this genre. Great plot, truly believable characters and despite being written decades ago, it still rings true to today's world. Rendell's characters are real people in life-like situations and Wexford is one of the most down to earth detectives ever imagined who comes to life on the page with a humanity that we should all strive to achieve in reality.
I recommend this book to all readers who appreciate great writing, great characters, intricate plotting and an author who understands the frailty of human existence and the nuances of human interaction, both intellectual and emotional, in our daily lives.
LR
As always with Ruth Rendell the writing is outstanding. She does not waste words and every scene has an important purpose. Each sentence is well-written. Inspector Wexford is worth spending time with because he comes across like a real person. Indeed, he always seems human when some of his ideas are proven wrong. He has persistence and determination.

This mystery has an excellent ending that surprised me. The ending was plausible and the plot makes sense.