Set 1 DVD
In addition her popular Inspector Wexford stories, "Queen of Crime" Ruth Rendell authored numerous beguiling one-off mysteries, four of which are featured in this three-disc set. First, Stephen Whalby (Colin Firth) finds his enjoyable walks on the moor taking a sinister turn when he is implicated in a series of murders, in "Master of the Moor" (1994). Robert Urquhart, Emma Croft co-star. Next, "Vanity Dies Hard" (1995) for a lonely and aging heiress (Eleanor David) whose desires yield dramatic consequences. Mark Frankel, Peter Egan also star. Then, try as she might to mind her own business, a woman finds her life turned upside down after finding murdered lovers next door, in "The Secret House of Death" (1996). Amanda Redman, Owen Teale star. Finally, when a man has an affair with a woman who is "The Double" (1997) of his betrothed, a deadly superstition plagues everyone involved. Camilla Power, Jason Flemyng star. 7 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; biographies.