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A New Lease of Death

A New Lease of Death

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A New Lease of Death

by Rendell, Ruth

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Comments: Spine cocked. Ink marks on top edge. Minor indentation on bottom of front cover. A little tanning on inside cover and FFEP. Cloth on back cover has two spots that are raised but don't look bad. D-j pc'd, has shelf wear and slight chipping to spine.

Synopsis: Chief Inspector Wexford had every reason to remember the Painter case – it was the first murder he'd ever handled on his own. There had been no doubts about the case, until now. Someone wants the case reopened, and they want Wexford proved wrong.


A New Lease of Death is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1967. it is the 3rd entry in her popular Inspector Wexford series. (The novel was titled "The Sins of the Fathers" in the USA.)


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Encanto Books US (US)
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A New Lease of Death
Rendell, Ruth
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
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Very Good
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First Edition
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
0.00 lbs
A New Lease Of Death, Inspector, Murder, Mystery, Ruth Rendell, Suspense
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About Encanto Books

Encanto Books represents a collection of approximately 5,000 first edition books, comprised primarily of hardcover fiction, but includes a sizable number of 1950s and 1960s pulp paperback publications as well. Spanning a timeframe from the 1930s Depression era all the way to the present day, the collection has something of interest for virtually any serious antiquarian. A majority of the books for sale are true first editions; many of these are signed editions, too. Encanto books has succeeded in collecting virtually the entire output from some of the greatest American mystery writers ever.


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