The Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Season 5

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  • From Doon with Death, Part One
    11/10/91
    9.0
    Respectable housewife Margaret Parsons is reported missing and is later found strangled in a wood. But then, as the facts unfold, everyone is left wondering what type of woman she really was. In her attic, Wexford finds books with inscriptions by the mysterious Doon.
  • A New Lease of Death, Part One
    9/29/91
    9.0
    A local clergyman is anxious to re-open a thirty-year-old murder case, which resulted in Harry Painter being hanged for the axe-murder of an elderly woman. Wexford himself, as a young detective sergeant, helped to convict Painter, and he has to face the possibility that the wrong man was hanged.
  • Achilles Heel
    Achilles Heel
    Episode 11
    12/26/91
    9.0
    Wexford goes on holiday to Corsica and on arriving home receives a call from a man he met there who claims his wife has been kidnapped. Wexford investigates and finds that the missing woman is in fact dead.
  • Means of Evil, Part One
    11/24/91
    8.0
    Wexford's friend Hannah Kingman falls to a horrible death. As he investigates the case, Wexford discovers a number of other suspicious accidents which failed to kill...
  • Murder Being Once Done, Part One
    10/20/91
    0.0
    Wexford is staying in London with his nephew Howard, a police superintendent, convalescing from over-work and under doctor's orders to drink only water. He is supposed to be resting, but he is bored, and his nephew is dealing with a fascinating murder case. The body of a young woman, Loveday Morgan, was found in Kenbourne Vale Cemetery, strangled with a silk scarf, and the only things in her handbag were a photograph and two telephone numbers. It appears that she had no money and was living under a false name. Wexford, keen to get out and about, is drawn to the case. His unofficial investigation uncovers a story of adoption and parental love.moreless
  • Murder Being Once Done, Part Two
    10/27/91
    0.0
    Wexford is staying in London with his nephew Howard, a police superintendent, convalescing from over-work and under doctor's orders to drink only water. He is supposed to be resting, but he is bored, and his nephew is dealing with a fascinating murder case. The body of a young woman, Loveday Morgan, was found in Kenbourne Vale Cemetery, strangled with a silk scarf, and the only things in her handbag were a photograph and two telephone numbers. It appears that she had no money and was living under a false name. Wexford, keen to get out and about, is drawn to the case. His unofficial investigation uncovers a story of adoption and parental love.moreless
  • A New Lease of Death, Part Three
    10/13/91
    0.0
    A local clergyman is anxious to re-open a thirty-year-old murder case, which resulted in Harry Painter being hanged for the axe-murder of an elderly woman. Wexford himself, as a young detective sergeant, helped to convict Painter, and he has to face the possibility that the wrong man was hanged.
  • A New Lease of Death, Part Two
    10/6/91
    0.0
    A local clergyman is anxious to re-open a thirty-year-old murder case, which resulted in Harry Painter being hanged for the axe-murder of an elderly woman. Wexford himself, as a young detective sergeant, helped to convict Painter, and he has to face the possibility that the wrong man was hanged.
  • Murder Being Once Done, Part Three
    11/3/91
    0.0
    Wexford is staying in London with his nephew Howard, a police superintendent, convalescing from over-work and under doctor's orders to drink only water. He is supposed to be resting, but he is bored, and his nephew is dealing with a fascinating murder case. The body of a young woman, Loveday Morgan, was found in Kenbourne Vale Cemetery, strangled with a silk scarf, and the only things in her handbag were a photograph and two telephone numbers. It appears that she had no money and was living under a false name. Wexford, keen to get out and about, is drawn to the case. His unofficial investigation uncovers a story of adoption and parental love.moreless
  • From Doon with Death, Part Two
    11/17/91
    0.0
    Respectable housewife Margaret Parsons is reported missing and is later found strangled in a wood. But then, as the facts unfold, everyone is left wondering what type of woman she really was. In her attic, Wexford finds books with inscriptions by the mysterious Doon.
  • Means of Evil, Part Two
    12/1/91
    0.0
    Wexford's friend Hannah Kingman falls to a horrible death. As he investigates the case, Wexford discovers a number of other suspicious accidents which failed to kill...