Kissing the Gunner's Daughter Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Kissing the Gunner's Daughter

In perhaps her most exciting Inspector Wexford mystery, English writer Ruth Rendell
Click here to see the rest of this review

provides great fare in “Kissing the Gunner's Daughter.”   Three bodies are discovered on a
country estate and one survivor lives to report the crime to the police. It is a bloody and
sordid mess and it takes Wexford and his right hand assistant Mike Burden and all their
resources to figure this one out. Somehow, things just don't add up with this crime and
Wexford, with his methodical, and intuitive, mindset sets out to test each of the clues, each
of the theories. By the time this crime is all wrapped up, Rendell has given us additional
insight into her central characters, and she has provided us with an outstanding mystery.

The review of this Book prepared by Bill Hobbs

Chapter Analysis of Kissing the Gunner's Daughter

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   40's-50's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

Books with storylines, themes & endings like Kissing the Gunner's Daughter

Ruth Rendell Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian