A Judgement in Stone

A Judgement in Stone

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What on earth could have provoked a modern day St. Valentine's Day massacre?

On Valentine's Day, four members of the Coverdale family--George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles--were murdered in the space of 15 minutes. Their housekeeper, Eunice Parchman, shot them, one by one, in the blue light of a televised performance of Don Giovanni . When Detective Chief Superintendent William Vetch arrests Miss Parchman two weeks later, he discovers a second tragedy: the key to the Valentine's Day massacre hidden within a private humiliation Eunice Parchman has guarded all her life. A brilliant rendering of character, motive, and the heady discovery of truth, A Judgement in Stone is among Ruth Rendell's finest psychological thrillers.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2000
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780375704963
Branch Call Number: RENDELL R
PR6068.E63 J83 2000
Characteristics: 188 p. ; 21 cm

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Mar 08, 2010

Rendall is always a good read. However, she overdid the psychological profiling. It yawned a bit.

Dec 02, 2008

Definitely not sweet. My favorite Ruth Rendell novel. Great read.


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debwalker Oct 19, 2010

The opening line of Ruth Rendell's A Judgment in Stone: "Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write." It tells the reader the full unvarnished truth and yet raises an entire novel's worth of very complicated questions.


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