Widely considered to be one of her greatest works, A Judgement In Stone is a 1977 novel by Ruth Rendell.
This is a psychological thriller that concerns the murder of four members of the Coverdale family. George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles all died in the space of fifteen minutes on the 14th February, St Valentine’s Day. They were shot down on a Sunday evening while they were watching opera on television.
Two weeks later the housekeeper, Eunice Parchman, was arrested for the crime.
But there is more to the story……
The thriller has also been made into a play. It was staged at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford by The Agatha Christie Theatre Company in September 2017. The star cast included Sophie ward, Shirley Anne Field, Chris Ellison, Antony Costa, Robert Duncan, Deborah Grant and Ben Nealon.