My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A very well structured mystery with more psycological depth to it than most cozies. I didn't figure out the mystery until the very end, but all the clues were there. I'm looking forward to reading more of the Wexford novels.
"In the hated Agatha one finds a lot of normal, law-abiding people living ordinary, blameless lives, who suddenly decide to murder their aunt. Well, I don't believe that." -- Ruth Rendell (p. 217)This edition has a bit in the back by Daniel Mallory about Rendell and her place in the literary world which was quite interesting, especially the failings she found in Agatha Christie's work. I like Christie's books, but I think Rendell's observation is correct.