Crime Ruth Rendell Dark Corners

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Dark Corners

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When Carl sells a box of slimming pills to his close friend Stacey, inadvertently causing her death, he sets in train a sequence of catastrophic events which begin with subterfuge, extend to lies, and culminate in murder.

In Rendell’s dark and atmospheric tale of psychological suspense, we encounter mistaken identity, kidnap, blackmail, and a cast of characters who are so real that we come to know them better than we know ourselves.

Infused with her distinctive blend of wry humour, acute observation and deep humanity, this is Rendell at her most memorable and best.

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"Dark Corners is written in a deceptively simple manner, and at times it reads like a twisted fairytale.It leaves an uneasiness behind like a dark stain on the consciousness …The violence of Dark Corners is the violence that stems from the mundane and the ordinary, and it is all the more frightening because of that" ( The Independent)

"[A] mesmeric book. Carl Martin's ill-considered actions lead to a friend's death, blackmail and, ultimately, murder. It's a felicitous last hurrah for Rendell" ( The Independent)

"Everything that makes Rendell's work so memorable?gothic but believable people and plots, simple yet vivid prose, peerlessly rendered settings, and fear and despair as the twin ‘parents’ of violence?is in evidence here." ( Publishers Weekly)

"Another of Rendell’s penetrating studies of ordinary people trapped in extraordinary circumstances…her countless admirers will seize on it with delight" ( Literary Review)

"Cunningly wrought…a triumph… the ending is perfect – a fitting full stop at the end of a great career" ( Mail on Sunday)

"Her absence is keenly felt. But we do have this mesmeric book… It’s a felicitous last hurrah for Rendell" (Barry Forshaw Independent, Books of the Year)

"From the impressive variety of tones and styles to which she had access as a writer, Rendell chose for Dark Corners black comedy that echoes Muriel Spark...[Dark Corners] enjoyably and honourably concludes Rendell's six decades of exploring the death force that, as her last book demonstrates, may be triggered in unexpected people and places" ( Guardian)

"The late Ruth Rendell put a permanent stamp on crime fiction with 65 novels of screw-twisting suspense, written under both her own name and the pseudonym Barbara Vine. The posthumously published DARK CORNERS is a worthy final entry in her body of work" ( The Wall Street Journal)

"A gripping story…You will feel the authentic Rendell prickle of fear as you realise how easily a mis-step could plunge you into a situation like [the protagonist’s]" ( Daily Telegraph)

"It enjoyably and honourably concludes Rendell's six decades of exploring the death force that, as her last book demonstrates, may be triggered in unexpected people and places. - Mark Lawson" ( Guardian, Books of the Year)

Review:

"Her absence is keenly felt. But we do have this mesmeric book . . . It’s a felicitous last hurrah for Rendell" (Barry Forshaw Independent, Books of the Year)

"It enjoyably and honourably concludes Rendell's six decades of exploring the death force that, as her last book demonstrates, may be triggered in unexpected people and places. - Mark Lawson" (Guardian, Books of the Year)

"Dark Corners is written in a deceptively simple manner, and at times it reads like a twisted fairytale. It leaves an uneasiness behind like a dark stain on the consciousness . . . The violence of Dark Corners is the violence that stems from the mundane and the ordinary, and it is all the more frightening because of that." (Independent)

"Everything that makes Rendell's work so memorable - gothic but believable people and plots, simple yet vivid prose, peerlessly rendered settings, and fear and despair as the twin ‘parents’ of violence - is in evidence here." (Publishers Weekly)

"Another of Rendell’s penetrating studies of ordinary people trapped in extraordinary circumstances . . . her countless admirers will seize on it with delight." (Literary Review)

"Cunningly wrought . . . a triumph . . . the ending is perfect – a fitting full stop at the end of a great career." (Mail on Sunday)

"From the impressive variety of tones and styles to which she had access as a writer, Rendell chose for Dark Corners black comedy that echoes Muriel Spark . . . [Dark Corners] enjoyably and honourably concludes Rendell's six decades of exploring the death force that, as her last book demonstrates, may be triggered in unexpected people and places." (Guardian)

"The late Ruth Rendell put a permanent stamp on crime fiction with 65 novels of screw-twisting suspense, written under both her own name and the pseudonym Barbara Vine. The posthumously published DARK CORNERS is a worthy final entry in her body of work" (The Wall Street Journal)

"It’s a Rendell ‘stand-alone’ – a pitch-black thriller." (The Times)

"A gripping story . . . You will feel the authentic Rendell prickle of fear as you realise how easily a mis-step could plunge you into a situation like [the protagonist’s]." (Daily Telegraph)

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