London's wealthiest, poorest, kindest, and most vicious citizens all cross paths in Regents Park. Quiet, pretty Mary Jago could never have suspected that a series of unspeakable murders in the park contained threads that tangled around her simple, ordinary life.
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For the snobbish, upper-crust that live around London's Regent's Park, the homeless are an eye-sore and a nuisance. Only Mary Jargo, a meek, sensitive young woman who has recently moved into the neighborhood to house-sit shows compassion. She often shares food and conversation with the unfortunates, particularly Effie, Dill, Roman, and Pharaoh. When someone starts murdering members of Regent's homeless community and lancing them on the spiked fencing that encloses the park, only Mary seems to notice or care. Through her quest to discover the murderer, she embarks on a journey to overcome what she perceives to be her own insecurities and passivity.About the Author:
Ruth Rendell is the Queen of British crime writing. The author of over 50 novels, she has won many significant crime fiction awards. 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 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, A Demon in My View; the Arts Council National Book Award for Genre Fiction in 1981 for The Lake of Darkness; the Crime Writer's Gold Dagger Award for 1986's best crime book for Live Flesh; in 1987 the Crime Writer's Gold Dagger Award for A Fatal Inversion and in 1991 the same award for King Solomon's Carpet, both written under the pseudonym Barbara Vine; the Sunday Times Literary Award in 1990; and in 1991 the Crime Writer's Cartier Diamond Award for outstanding contribution to the crime fiction genre. Her books are translated into 21 languages. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer.
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Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. Reprint. 310 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. Mary Jago Had Donated Her Own Bone Marrow To Save The Life Of Someone She Idn't Know. And This Generous Act Led Directly To The Bitter Break-up Of Her Affair With Alistair. For Him, It Was As Though Her Beauty Had Been Plundered. The Man Whose Life She Had Saved Should Change Mary's Wifee In A Way She Could Never Have Imagined. Located In The Area Around Regent's Park, Ruth Rendell Creates An Atmospherically Charged Universe, Where A Young Woman's Life Is In Danger Both From The Middle-class World She Knows And Another World Of The Dispossessed And Deranged. Mysterious, Complex, Dangerously Inventive, South Rendell's New Novel May Well Be Her Finest Achievement. Bookseller Inventory # 083641