This collection includes the first Wexford long short story that has appeared since MEANS OF EVIL (published in 1979)
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Hailed by Patricia Cornwell as "unequivocally the most brilliant mystery writer of our time, " Ruth Rendell now delivers an all-new collection of long- and short-story mysteries. As always with Rendell, these stories of mystery and wrongdoing shine their light into the dark places of the human psyche.About the Author:
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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Book Description Hutchinson. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, Edgewear, 288 pages. "The words dropped, very precisely, like pebbles into a pool. They spread ripples of menace and foreboding . . . Ruth Rendell hasd the extraordinary faculty of summing up life in a single phraseor sentence . . . A mesmeric collection" (Daily Telegraph)"Disturbing, atmospheric, inventive and surprising . . . Rendell's capacity to enter the souls of the emotionally bruised is a marvel" (The Times)"Rendell's consistent talent for creating plot, combined with her uncanny grasp of contemporary experience, makes this a winning volume" (Mail on Sunday)"Wonderful at exploring the dark corners of the human mind, and the way private fantasies can clash and explode into terrifying violence" (Daily Mail)"Chief Inspector Wexford is Rendell's most enduring and best creation" (Daily Telegraph) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. This collection of long and short stories probes the patterns of everyday life to pinpoint the frailties, the desires of deception, and the guilty secrets of human beings. It ends with "The Strawberry Tree", a novella-length tale of lost innocence set on the island of Majorca. Bookseller Inventory # 10815
Book Description Hutchinson, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091791863
Book Description Hutchinson, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 91791863