When Reg Wexford is on the ferry going over to France, he is briefly seen reading a book by Barbara Vine. Barbara Vine is a pseudonym under which Ruth Rendell (creator of Wexford) has written some of her novels. See more »
I'm not a Ruth Rendell reader particularly but I have been taken by George Baker's cinematic gruff Inspector Reg Wexford. This tasty little morsel is all the more enhanced by a brief journey to France and an introduction to Oyster's on the half shell, washed down by brisk white wine and a brief introduction to the French laissez-faire attitude to less common sexual orientations. On the other hand, the repressed British stereotype never fails to provide a sad poignancy.An added treat is an altogether too brief appearance by Sylvia Syms.
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