Four collections of Ruth Rendell stories, originally published separately - "'The Fallen Curtain' and other stories" (1976), "'Means of Evil' and other stories" (1979), "'The Fever Tree' and other stories" (1982), and "'The New Girlfriend' and other stories" (1985).
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"Wonderful at exploring the dark corners of the human mind, and the way private fantasies can clash and explode into terrifying violence" Daily Mail "Once her characters start twisting on every-tightening tracks, their fates are brilliantly sealed, and it's never obvouis who'll be the victim or the culprit. Rendell's greatest trick is making an unforeseen outcome feel predestined" Financial Times "There are quite a few Ruth Rendells: the doyenne of the traditional English detective novel; the queen of the psychological thriller; the celebrated author of the literary thriller" Mail on Sunday "Ruth Rendell is certainly one of the foremost of our writers of crime fiction... She's using the detective story to say things she thinks are important" P D James "Probably the greatest living crime writer in the world" Ian RankinAbout the Author:
RUTH RENDELL is crime fiction at its best. Her first novel, From Doon With Death, appeared in 1964, and since then her reputation and readership have grown steadily with each new book. She has received ten major awards for her work: three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America; the Crime Writers' Gold Dagger Award for 1976's best crime novel for A Demon In My View; the Arts Council National Book Award for Genre Fiction in 1981 for Lake of Darkness; the Crime Writers' Gold Dagger Award for 1986's best crime novel for Live Flesh; in 1987 the Crime Writers' Gold Dagger Award for A Fatal Inversion and in 1991 the same award for King Solomon's Carpet, both written under the name of Barbara Vine; the Sunday Times Literary Award in 1990; and in 1991 the Crime Writers' Cartier Diamond Award for outstanding contribution to the genre. Her books are translated into 21 languages.
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Book Description 1988-09-15., 1988. Book Condition: New. Arrow Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 546pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1595678