The Best Man to Die - Ruth Rendell

The Best Man to Die

By Ruth Rendell

  • Release Date: 1981-05-12
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings


The stag party was terrific. The incident that followed was terrifying. . . .

“The best mystery writer anywere in the English-speaking world.”—The Boston Globe

Who could have suspected that the exciting stag party for the groom would be a prelude to the murder of his close friend Charlie Hatton? But it was—and Charlie's death sentence was only the first in a string of puzzling murders involving small-time gangsters, cheating husbands, and loose women.

Suspense is spiced with ironic twists as Chief Inspector Wexford and his assistant join forces with the groom to track down a killer. . . .

Praise for The Best Man to Die

“You cannot afford to miss Ruth Rendell!”The New York Times Book Review

“For readers who have almost given up mysteries . . . Rendell may be just the woman to get them started again.”—Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

“First-rate entertainment.”Saturday Review