King Solomon's Carpet: Psychological Thriller

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King Solomon's Carpet is a prize-winning crime classic from bestselling author Barbara Vine

Winner of the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award

'The tension grows ... an overwhelming sense of foreboding ... when the unravelling takes place, it is brilliantly unexpected and original' The Times

Jarvis Stringer lives in a crumbling schoolhouse overlooking a tube line, compiling his obsessive, secret history of London's Underground. His presence and his strange house draw a band of misfits into his orbit: young Alice, who has run away from her husband and baby; Tom, the busker who rescues her; truant Jasper who gets his kicks on the tube; and mysterious Axel, whose dark secret later casts a shadow over all of their lives.

Dispossessed and outcast, those who come to inhabit Jarvis's schoolhouse are gradually brought closer together in violent and unforeseen ways by London's forbidding and dangerous Undergound . . .

'I longed to know what would happen next. Towards the end the tension fairly gets you by the throat' Sunday Express

'Vine arouses a genuine fear that all that is normal is in danger of being lost' Sunday Times

King Solomon's Carpet is a modern masterpiece of the crime genre and will leave you gripped from the first page to the last. If you enjoy the novels of P.D. James, Ian Rankin and Scott Turow, you will love this book.

Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fifteen novels using this pseudonym, including A Fatal Inversion and King Solomon's Carpet which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Her other books include: A Dark Adapted Eye; The House of Stairs; Gallowglass; Asta's Book; No Night Is Too Long; In the Time of His Prosperity; The Brimstone Wedding; The Chimney Sweeper's Boy; Grasshopper; The Blood Doctor; The Minotaur; The Birthday Present and The Child's Child.

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'The most brilliant novelist writiing in English today' Daily Telegraph 'The tension grows... an overwhelming sense of foreboding... when the unravelling takes place, it is brilliantly unexpected and original' The Times 'I longed to know what would happen next. Towards the end the tension fairly gets you by the throat' Sunday Express

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Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fourteen novels using this pseudonym, including A Fatal Inversion and King Solomon's Carpet which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. All her books are available in Penguin. Ruth Rendell sits in the House of Lords as a Labour peer. She lives in Maida Vale, London.

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. reiss.. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. King Solomon s Carpet is a prize-winning crime classic from bestselling author Barbara Vine Winner of the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award The tension grows .an overwhelming sense of foreboding .when the unravelling takes place, it is brilliantly unexpected and original The Times Jarvis Stringer lives in a crumbling schoolhouse overlooking a tube line, compiling his obsessive, secret history of London s Underground. His presence and his strange house draw a band of misfits into his orbit: young Alice, who has run away from her husband and baby; Tom, the busker who rescues her; truant Jasper who gets his kicks on the tube; and mysterious Axel, whose dark secret later casts a shadow over all of their lives. Dispossessed and outcast, those who come to inhabit Jarvis s schoolhouse are gradually brought closer together in violent and unforeseen ways by London s forbidding and dangerous Undergound . I longed to know what would happen next. Towards the end the tension fairly gets you by the throat Sunday Express Vine arouses a genuine fear that all that is normal is in danger of being lost Sunday Times King Solomon s Carpet is a modern masterpiece of the crime genre and will leave you gripped from the first page to the last. If you enjoy the novels of P.D. James, Ian Rankin and Scott Turow, you will love this book. Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fifteen novels using this pseudonym, including A Fatal Inversion and King Solomon s Carpet which both won the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award. Her other books include: A Dark Adapted Eye; The House of Stairs; Gallowglass; Asta s Book; No Night Is Too Long; In the Time of His Prosperity; The Brimstone Wedding; The Chimney Sweeper s Boy; Grasshopper; The Blood Doctor; The Minotaur; The Birthday Present and The Child s Child. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141040431

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. reiss.. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. King Solomon s Carpet is a prize-winning crime classic from bestselling author Barbara Vine Winner of the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award The tension grows .an overwhelming sense of foreboding .when the unravelling takes place, it is brilliantly unexpected and original The Times Jarvis Stringer lives in a crumbling schoolhouse overlooking a tube line, compiling his obsessive, secret history of London s Underground. His presence and his strange house draw a band of misfits into his orbit: young Alice, who has run away from her husband and baby; Tom, the busker who rescues her; truant Jasper who gets his kicks on the tube; and mysterious Axel, whose dark secret later casts a shadow over all of their lives. Dispossessed and outcast, those who come to inhabit Jarvis s schoolhouse are gradually brought closer together in violent and unforeseen ways by London s forbidding and dangerous Undergound . I longed to know what would happen next. Towards the end the tension fairly gets you by the throat Sunday Express Vine arouses a genuine fear that all that is normal is in danger of being lost Sunday Times King Solomon s Carpet is a modern masterpiece of the crime genre and will leave you gripped from the first page to the last. If you enjoy the novels of P.D. James, Ian Rankin and Scott Turow, you will love this book. Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fifteen novels using this pseudonym, including A Fatal Inversion and King Solomon s Carpet which both won the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award. Her other books include: A Dark Adapted Eye; The House of Stairs; Gallowglass; Asta s Book; No Night Is Too Long; In the Time of His Prosperity; The Brimstone Wedding; The Chimney Sweeper s Boy; Grasshopper; The Blood Doctor; The Minotaur; The Birthday Present and The Child s Child. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141040431

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, King Solomon's Carpet: Psychological Thriller, Barbara Vine, "King Solomon's Carpet" is a prize-winning crime classic from bestselling author Barbara Vine. This is the winner of the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award. "The tension grows .an overwhelming sense of foreboding .when the unravelling takes place, it is brilliantly unexpected and original". ("The Times"). Jarvis Stringer lives in a crumbling schoolhouse overlooking a tube line, compiling his obsessive, secret history of London's Underground. His presence and his strange house draw a band of misfits into his orbit: young Alice, who has run away from her husband and baby; Tom, the busker who rescues her; truant Jasper who gets his kicks on the tube; and mysterious Axel, whose dark secret later casts a shadow over all of their lives. Dispossessed and outcast, those who come to inhabit Jarvis' schoolhouse are gradually brought closer together in violent and unforeseen ways by London's forbidding and dangerous Undergound."I longed to know what would happen next. Towards the end the tension fairly gets you by the throat". ("Sunday Express"). "Vine arouses a genuine fear that all that is normal is in danger of being lost". ("Sunday Times"). "King Solomon's Carpet" is a modern masterpiece of the crime genre and will leave you gripped from the first page to the last. If you enjoy the novels of P.D. James, Ian Rankin and Scott Turow, you will love this book. Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fifteen novels using this pseudonym, including "A Fatal Inversion" and "King Solomon's Carpet" which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Her other books include: "A Dark Adapted Eye"; "The House of Stairs"; "Gallowglass"; "Asta's Book"; "No Night Is Too Long"; "In the Time of His Prosperity"; "The Brimstone Wedding"; "The Chimney Sweeper's Boy"; "Grasshopper"; "The Blood Doctor"; "The Minotaur"; "The Birthday Present" and "The Child's Child". Bookseller Inventory # B9780141040431

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Book Condition: New. 2009. Paperback. Jarvis Stringer lives in a crumbling schoolhouse overlooking a tube line. His strange house draw a band of misfits into his orbit: young Alice, who has run away from her husband and baby; Tom, busker who rescues her; truant Jasper who gets his kicks on the tube; and mysterious Axel, whose dark secret later casts a shadow over all of their lives. Num Pages: 368 pages. BIC Classification: FF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 195 x 125 x 24. Weight in Grams: 244. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141040431

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