Espionage Ruth Rendell The Killing Doll

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The Killing Doll

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In a shabby London suburb, sixteen-year-old Pup Yearman dabbles in magic. But for Pup's older sister Dolly, the magic is more than dabbling. Deformed by a facial birthmark, Dolly desperately wants to be cured, and her obsession with Pup's magic sends her on a dangerous downward spiral into confusion, madness, and possibly murder. And meanwhile, in a squalid boardinghouse not far away, a young Irishman sharpens a set of butcher knives . . .

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Ruth Rendell is the recipient of several awards, including three Edgars and four Gold Daggers from the UK’s Crime Writers’ Association. Simisola, Blood Lines, Keys to the Street, and The Brimstone Wedding (written as Barbara Vine) are available from Brilliance Audio. She lives in England.

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Ric Jerrom brings the hovering terror of Ruth Rendell's THE KILLING DOLL perfectlyŠalmost too perfectlyŠto life. Not one of Rendell's comforting Inspector Wexford series, this is a story of the unexpected effect that "playing with magic" has on one English family and those around them. Jerrom gives the characters individual and gritty regional accents, which serve to emphasize the ordinariness of the people involved; they could be your slightly odd neighbors. In addition, he ends most sentences on a lifting note instead of a downbeat, inviting youŠnay, trapping youŠin the unfolding horror. Do not listen to this tape late at night in the dark . . . unless, of course, you like to be scared. A.C.S. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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