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Speaker of Mandarin: Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery Series, Book 12

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The suspects in the murder of wealthy Adela Knighton are the group of travellers with whom, along with Inspector Wexford, the dead woman had recently toured mainland China
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display_description "The heiress apparent to Agatha Christie."—Los Angeles Times
Chief Inspector Wexford is in China, visiting ancient tombs and palaces with a group of British tourists. Is he hallucinating, or does a bent old woman with bound feet follow him everywhere?
Back in England, he is called to a nearby village where a wealthy woman has been found with a bullet in her head. Murdered. He identifies her as one of the China tourists, and soon decides to question the other members of the group. When he discovers the secrets they are hiding—greed, treachery, theft, adultery—he is forced to ask not who is innocent but who is the least guilty.
"[Ruth] Rendell in top form, applying subtle psychological tints to the familiar mechanics of the police procedural . . . handsomely sculpted . . . Rendell proves once again her awesome skill at probing the criminal mind and conscience. . . . Handled with great originality."—Philadelphia Inquirer
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