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House of Stairs

Vine, Barbara

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ISBN 10: 0517572524 / ISBN 13: 9780517572528
Published by Harmony Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First American Edition copy with black boards and bright metallic purple lettering on the grey spine. Bump tear at the bottom edge of the front board. Also affects several page bottom edges. Unclipped pictorial DJ is sharp and bright. Small nick bottom of the spine. SIGNED in person by Ruth RendelI. Sharp collectable copy for a Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine collector. DJ in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 001718

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Title: House of Stairs

Publisher: Harmony Books, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First American Edition

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Elizabeth Vetch and her recently widowed aunt Cosette move into the mysterious House of Stairs and find that troubled souls often come to roost there, and that murder lurks on the premises

About the Author:

Barbara Vine was the pen-name of Ruth Rendell, and Viking published all of her books under that name. Rendell was an exceptional crime writer, with worldwide sales of approximately 20 million copies, and regular Sunday Times bestsellers. Rendell won numerous awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for 1976's best crime novel with A Demon in My View, a Gold Dagger award for Live Flesh in 1986, and the Sunday Times Literary Award in 1990. In 2013 she was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in crime writing. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. Ruth Rendell died in May 2015.

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