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From Doon with Death was the debut novel of British writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1964. The story was later made into a movie in 1988.

From Doon with Death was the debut novel of British writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1964. The novel introduced her popular recurring character Inspector Wexford, who went on to feature in 24 of her novels. The police knew all about Margaret Parsons. She was a religious, old-fashioned and respectable woman, as unexciting and dependable as her marriage. But it wasn't her life that interested Wexford - it was her violent, passionate death.

From Doon With Death book. In From Doon with Death, Ruth Rendell instantly mastered the form that would become synonymous with her name

From Doon With Death book. Dazzling psychological suspense. Razor-sharp dialogue. In From Doon with Death, Ruth Rendell instantly mastered the form that would become synonymous with her name. Chilling, richly characterized, and ingeniously constructed, this is psychological suspense at its very finest.

To me ' From Doon With Death ', was thin needed more detail,fleshing ou.

To me ' From Doon With Death ', was thin needed more detail,fleshing out. However as a good author she does this in later books. I'm giving my current copy away for someone else to read. I rated this book as it compares with my exposure to literature in general, not, obviously, as it compares with other Rendell novels.

From Doon With Death. Since her first novel, From Doon With Death, published in 1964, Ruth Rendell has won many awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for 1976's best crime novel with A Demon in My View, and the Arts Council National Book Award - genre fiction for The Lake of Darkness in 1980. In 1985 Rum Rendell received the Silver Dagger for The Tree of Hands, and in 1987, writing as Barbara Vine, won her third Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America for A Dark-Adapted Eye. Imprint: Cornerstone Digital. An extraordinary death. The trampled grass led to the body of Margaret Parsons. Published: 26/01/2010. With no useful clues and a victim known only for her mundane life, Chief Inspector Wexford is baffled until he discovers Margaret's dark secret - a collection of rare books, each inscribed from a secret lover and signed only as 'Doon'. Who is Doon? And could the answer hold the key to Wexford solving his first case? 'Rendell was unequivocally the most brilliant mystery writer of our time.

Dazzling psychological suspense. There is nothing extraordinary about Margaret Parsons, a timid housewife in the quiet town of Kingsmarkham, a woman devoted to her garden, her kitchen, her husband. Except that Margaret Parsons is dead, brutally strangled, her body abandoned in the nearby woods.

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Dazzling psychological suspense. Razor-sharp dialogue. Plots that catch and hold like a noose. These are the hallmarks of crime legend Ruth Rendell, “the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world” (Time magazine). From Doon with Death, now in a striking new paperback edition, is her classic debut novel -- and the book that introduced one of the most popular sleuths of the twentieth century.There is nothing extraordinary about Margaret Parsons, a timid housewife in the quiet town of Kingsmarkham, a woman devoted to her garden, her kitchen, her husband. Except that Margaret Parsons is dead, brutally strangled, her body abandoned in the nearby woods. Who would kill someone with nothing to hide? Inspector Wexford, the formidable chief of police, feels baffled -- until he discovers Margaret's dark secret: a trove of rare books, each volume breathlessly inscribed by a passionate lover identified only as Doon. As Wexford delves deeper into both Mrs. Parsons’ past and the wary community circling round her memory like wolves, the case builds with relentless momentum to a surprise finale as clever as it is blindsiding. In From Doon with Death, Ruth Rendell instantly mastered the form that would become synonymous with her name. Chilling, richly characterized, and ingeniously constructed, this is psychological suspense at its very finest.“One of the most remarkable novelists of her generation.” —People“She has transcended her genre by her remarkable imaginative power to explore and illuminate the dark corners of the human psyche.” —P.D. James

Modimeena
I'm years behind,and have read other books by Ruth Rendell. This was my first Inspector Wexford. I am now on her fourth book in the series.
To me ' From Doon With Death ', was thin needed more detail,fleshing out. However as a good author she does this in later books. Gets to know her characters better . In reading a series from the beginning you grow with the characters and I like the gradual process. I'm liking the inspector more with each books. I look forward to going through the series.
Sorryyy
A perfectly serviceable Wexford, this novel betrays itself as the first of this notable and prolific series. Rendell has said that Wexford was a kind of accident of this story, breathed into existence by the simple necessity for a detective in a mystery. As such, he is far from fleshed out -- indeed in some ways Burden is more fully developed -- but even in this sketchy character we can see glints of the fulsome and complex person into whom he will evolve over the decades to come.

But, in the end, it is the story, even more, the psychology of the characters in it, which drove this first Kingsmarkham mystery. Rendell bravely, for the early 1960's in which she wrote this, explores the various faces of love experienced and love rejected, of lives twisted to constrain secrets. She writes confidently and forthrightly, exhibiting her abiding interest in the shaping of human lives and communities by personal and social forces, an interest which blossomed richly in her subsequent writings and public life.

If you, like me, have fallen happily into the moral and human exploration that Rendell and Wexford have given us, I think you will find this first Wexford mystery enjoyable in its own right, and fascinating as the jumping off point from which one of the late twentieth century's best writers developed her own powerful strain of a well-mined genre.
Malaunitly
It's far from the best of Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford novels, but it is an interesting introduction of the characters. Much easier to figure out than her later works, but I suspect that my 21st Century perspective made the issues of sexuality easier to see before the detectives AND no where near as shocking. LOL... not shocking at all. But this was 1964 and not 2017.
Felhann
Well written book, captures the interest at once but then it never gets any better, characters aren't fleshed out, no interesting secondary characters and no real interaction between the police characters. This was no "surprise ending" to me as I knew what was going on half way through the book. It was obvious. Some reviewer said Rendell is one of the best mystery writers in the world. Not so. She is so far behind M.C. Beaton that it's not even a contest.
lifestyle
Rendell is such a good writer one cannot go wrong here. I know I'll appreciate Wexford more now, because he has grown so in the subsequent books about him. Actually I've read nearly all Wexford books already a while ago, but I read at random and now I'm curious to see him develop, book by book. But Wexford is scarcely here this time, Burden only sketchily. I want to see Rendell put a background in for Wexford, Dora, the girls, all the little touches to make him a human and recognizable, and to develop that relationship with Burden who is so different from him.

Once more I saw the ending coming. But that's OK. I want to see the village, the characters, etc. I enjoyed this well-written mystery and look forward to continuing.
Watikalate
Randell has a beautiful way with words--a rich vocabulary mixed with education and culture. Yet she is an excellent storyteller and her novels are easy to read. It is fun to watch the detective, Wexford, find his murderer. I recommend Randell's books for those who like a good mystery and those who enjoy quality reading.
Dibei
It was a good story, but you couldn't guess the "who done it" until the very end. Sometimes I found the story hard to follow, don't know if it was me losing my concentration or the author losing hers. I had heard this was a good author so I will read another of her books. This is the first with this character.
Mystery writing is my favorite.
It has probably been over a decade since I read a mystery novel. The main fact that drew me to this title was that Douglas Adams, my favorite author, listed Ruth Rendell as one of his favorite authors. The general consensus seems to be that this is not one of Rendell's finer works (the biographical section at the end of my edition states as much), but that, being her debut in the series, this fact can be forgiven. Nonetheless, I admired this story. It served its purpose as a mystery, shifting my suspicions of guilt from one character to the next and forcing me to read slowly so as not to overlook a single detail.

What caught my attention more, though, was Rendell's writing style: her careful choice of words that was intelligent without seeming pompous, her attention to detail as she made this world appeal to--or offend, as the case may be--every sense, and the depth and perceptiveness she injected into her characters in realms ranging from love to literature to fashion. Inspector Wexford, himself, seems much more human, down-to-earth, and fallible than the stereotypical sleuth, and from what I've read about the series, Rendell was barely scratching the surface of his character at this point as she didn't yet clearly envision turning this into a series.

I just finished this book today and already decided to purchase the first four through Amazon, not just based on my enjoyment of this book (I really liked it but wasn't blown away), but because it sounds like there's a great leap in quality by book two, Wolf to the Slaughter. I'm giving my current copy away for someone else to read.

I rated this book as it compares with my exposure to literature in general, not, obviously, as it compares with other Rendell novels. Recommended.