From the author of A DEMON IN MY VIEW, SIMISOLA and BLOOD LINES, a mystery novel in which a young woman donates her bone marrow to save a person she does not know. But soon the grateful recipient will arrive on the woman's doorstep and change her life forever.
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Discovering Ruth Rendell late must be like discovering Mozart late: any regrets for time wasted are overwhelmed by the pleasure of having so many treats to choose from. She writes mysteries about Inspector Wexford and suspense thrillers about what happens when people's lives accidently collide. This new book falls into the thriller category: in the first few pages we meet a large group of people living in and around London's Regents Park. There are the homeless, whose hardships are added to when a murderer begins to decimate their ranks; a barely-restrained lunatic who works as a dog-walker; a drug dealer and his violent helper; and Rendell's central character, Mary Jago, a gentle young woman whose courageous charity brings her lots of trouble. The best recent Wexford mystery is Simisola; other recommended Rendells include: From Doon With Death, The Tree of Hands, An Unkindness of Ravens and The Brimstone Wedding (written under her Barbara Vine alter ego).Review:
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.
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Book Description Hutchinson Of London, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091791901
Book Description Hutchinson. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0091791901
Book Description Hutchinson Of London, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 91791901