Master of the Moor

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Master of the Moor
First edition (UK)
Author Ruth Rendell
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Crime, Mystery novel
Publisher Hutchinson (UK)
Pantheon Books (US)
Publication date
April 5, 1982
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 192 pp
ISBN 0-09-146930-9
OCLC 8735473

Master of the Moor (1982) is a crime novel by Ruth Rendell.[1]


Columnist Stephen Walby, known as the Voice of Vangmoor, often goes on long walks through the countryside that lies outside his window. However, events take on a sinister turn when he stumbles across the body of a young woman, whose face has been badly disfigured and her hair shaven. After another corpse surfaces he finds himself under suspicion from the local police, and when he then goes on to discover that his wife has been having an affair, tragedy ensues...