First Edition of Ruth Rendell's The Best Man to Die; Signed by Her
The Best Man to Die.
Item Number: 61004
London: John Lang, 1969.
First edition of the fourth Inspector Wexford novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ruth Rendell on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Jacket design by William Randell.
Edgar Award–winning author Ruth Rendell wrote more than seventy books and sold more than twenty million copies worldwide. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she was the recipient of the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers’ Association. Rendell’s award-winning novels include A Demon in My View (1976), A Dark-Adapted Eye (1987), and King Solomon’s Carpet (1991). Her popular crime stories featuring Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford were adapted into a long-running British television series (1987–2000) starring George Baker.