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by Ruth Rendell

ISBN: 0753151650
ISBN13: 978-0753151655
Language: English
Publisher: Compass Press; Large Print Ed edition (March 1997)
Pages: 224
Subategory: Thriller

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Vanity Dies Hard (1966) was an early Ruth Rendell novel in which the future mystery writing superstar shows she was not averse to thinking outside the box even just out of the gate.

Vanity Dies Hard (1966) was an early Ruth Rendell novel in which the future mystery writing superstar shows she was not averse to thinking outside the box even just out of the gate. While her investigator, a nearly middle aged woman, sounds like a typical lady mystery writer’s protagonist, Alice Whittaker is not exactly a Miss Marple style inveterate snoopster. For fans of Rendell who admire her books, the way she turns the genre on its head, this is another brilliant example of Rendell's ingenuity.

Vanity Dies Hard book. Ruth Rendell died a few months ago, but I still have a number of her books on my to-read list, including Dark Corners, set to come out next month

Vanity Dies Hard book. Wealthy Alice Whittaker - now Alice Fielding - is known for her. Ruth Rendell died a few months ago, but I still have a number of her books on my to-read list, including Dark Corners, set to come out next month. Vanity Dies Hard is one of her early thrillers, and it’s a good one. Alice, recently married to a younger man, is worried about her friend, Nesta, who seems to have vanished.

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.

The second book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford. Gossip in tiny Linchester is raised to new heights when young Patrick Selby dies on the night of his beautiful wife's birthday party

The second book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford. It's impossible to forget the violent bludgeoning to death of an elderly lady in her home. Even more so when it's your first murder case. Gossip in tiny Linchester is raised to new heights when young Patrick Selby dies on the night of his beautiful wife's birthday party. The whole neighborhood was there, witness to the horrible attack of wasps Peter suffered at the end of the evening. But did Peter die of the stings? Dr. Greenleaf thinks not. After all, wasps aren't the only creatures that kill with poison.

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. At age 83, Ruth has already completed a vast library of books including 24 novels in the Inspector Wexford series, 26 standalone novels, two novellas, 14 novels written under the pen name Barbara Vine, nine short-story collections, one uncollected short story, one children’s fiction, and three nonfiction novels.

Wealthy Alice Whittaker - now Alice Fielding - is known for her generosity, and when her friend Nesta vanishes Alice is determined to find her and help her. If that means money, well, Alice has plenty of i. hen Alice starts to feel sick - a virus perhaps, something she just can't shake.

by. Rendell, Ruth, 1930-2015. tight gutters throughout the book. urn:acs6::pdf:a30-ebf1be10cacc urn:acs6::epub:99d-8dbf3dc62e25 urn:oclc:record:1036906429.

Title: Vanity Dies Hard: Part 1 (15 Oct 1994). The wonderful Leslie Philips head a first rate cast. It's really not as bad as they both make out. Actually, because of the cast, the story and the leisurely pace, this is still perfectly watchable 25 years on.

Love me. Ruth Rendell.

Classic British crime fiction is the best in the world-and Ruth Rendell is crime fiction at its very best. Love me.

Wealthy Alice Whittaker -- now Alice Fielding -- is known for her generosity, and when her friend Nesta vanishes Alice is determined to find her and help her. If that means money, well, Alice has plenty of it.Then Alice starts to feel sick -- a virus perhaps, something she just can't shake. Her handsome husband, who is ten years younger than she is, seems determined to keep her at home. Does he just want her to feel better? Or is he trying to keep her from finding Nesta?Ill though she is, Alice can't help asking questions. And the more she learns about Nesta's disappearance, the more certain she becomes that her own life is in peril....
Comments:
Onath
Ok

OCARO
Not the best, but it was early in Ruth Rendell's career. It was still a good read and had a good ending. Now, I have read all of her books and I will miss her genius. I will read them again in the years to come.

Thetalas
Great book!

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Alice is very happy in her new marriage, although she is very conscious of the fact that, at 38, she is 9 years older than her husband. A very wealthy woman, Alice becomes worried when she is unable to contact a younger, more glamorous friend; she finds her attempts to locate the young woman thwarted time and time again, not least because she suddenly finds herself quite unwell, a new situation for this woman who has always been completely healthy. As time passes and the mystery of her friend’s disappearance deepens, she begins to wonder if her younger, very handsome husband might somehow be involved…."Vanity Dies Hard" is, I think, only Ruth Rendell’s third novel, and the reader can sense the way she is becoming more assured at handling her characters and, especially, their interactions. I figured out the solution to Alice’s situation quite early on, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the way the author took the reader through to the end. It’s odd to think that this book, published in 1966, is some 50 years old; our current world is utterly changed from the one she describes! Quite enjoyable.

Ceroelyu
Vanity Dies Hard (1966) was an early Ruth Rendell novel in which the future mystery writing superstar shows she was not averse to thinking outside the box even just out of the gate. While her “investigator,” a nearly middle aged woman, sounds like a typical lady mystery writer’s protagonist, Alice Whittaker is not exactly a Miss Marple style inveterate snoopster. In fact, she’s a bundle of nerves who only looks into the mysterious disappearance of her younger friend Nesta with great reluctance and constant self-questioning. She badly fumbles several investigative attempts and threatens to unravel psychologically the deeper she gets.

This state of affairs does allow Rendell to experiment with writing a psychological thriller, something she would eventually be noted for. This early effort though is a bit hit and miss as the narrative, given from Alice’s perspective, veers from sharply observed to semi-coherent. The big twist is the ending, which I won’t give away but which I thought was Rendell’s way to trying to make an early-career impact a la Agatha Christie with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

Fearlessrunner
For fans of Rendell who admire her books, the way she turns the genre on its head, this is another brilliant example of Rendell's ingenuity. For new reader who like the conventional boundaries of the genre, this may not be quite so satisfying a book...
Suffice to say, it is well-written, engaging, with a set of interesting and well-developed character. Too, here Rendell really her theme (i.e. vanity, what it can lead to, what it can cause, how it expresses itself in people) and runs with it! This is a marvellous exploration of vanity, she probes deeply into each of her characters with this interesting theme in mind.
With Vanity Dies Hard, she really confounds expectations. She turns everything we expect, everything we and the charachters assume, on its head, so that we can be sure nothing in the world of Rendell is certain...And it all makes such beautiful sense. This novel of hysteria and vanity is a unique gem from RR

Abuseyourdna
Spoiler alert** Finished this book late last night and was disappointed with the ending. Then, this morning after "sleeping on it" and re-thinking the plot, I was satisfied that it ended just right. After most of the story takes you where you just know what is going to happen, you are abruptly turned 180 degrees and you are not where you thought you would be. This may not be her best work, but Rendell is just so very good, most of her work is very satisfying. She is IMO never less than 3 stars and sometimes much more than 5 stars.

Alice begged a ride from her brother to visit Nesta Drage in Orphingham, (Constable had painted the river). Alice is unable to find her. She goes to ask someone named Daphne about her. It seems that Alice has married Andrew who is considerably younger than she is. They do not have children for reason of her age. Alice is a sort of heiress and so there is a suggestion that Andrew did well monetarily in the match, although Alice's better nature wants to insist upon the existence of love. She finds out there is a redirection notice on Nesta's address of Saulsby. It seems that new address is 193 Dorcas Street, Paddington.

Andrew tells her she is an innocent and he'd rather she not pursue Nesta at the new place. Alice becomes sick with a virus. Her brother Hugo refuses to accompany her to London. Hugo feels that Nesta is manic-depressive. At the address in Paddington, the Endymion Hotel, Nesta has not been seen for three months. A so-called Mr. Drage, Nesta was supposed to have been a widow, had just come to collect her mail it is learned. Andrew calls Alice, Bell. He commiserates with her.

A for-hire car firm asks Alice about Nesta Drage. Alice pays the bill for her. Nesta has left a wooden trunk with Daphne and her father. Daphne and Alice open the trunk and find there nearly all of Nesta's belongings. Alice goes to the police. The official says he will not list Nesta as a missing person yet, but he will keep her circumstances in mind.

Her doctor, Harry, lets it slip to Alice, that somehow Andrew and Nesta were involved with each other. Andrew claims that Nesta was repulsive to him. Alice discovers that Saulsby is an address used in Trollope-- it is made-up. Andrew is a fervid Trollope reader.

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