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A Sleeping Life ***SIGNED***

Ruth Rendell

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ISBN 10: 0385132247 / ISBN 13: 9780385132244
Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., NY, 1978
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First American Edition, First Printing. Signed, without inscription, by author on the full title page. Near Fine book with light foxing to edges, lightly bruised spine ends in Very Good Plus dust jacket with light shelf wear to corners. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in protective clear wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 011138

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Title: A Sleeping Life ***SIGNED***

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc., NY

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus

Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page

Edition: First Edition Stated.

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Synopsis:

Rhoda Comfrey's death seemed unremarkable; the real mystery was her life.

In A Sleeping Life, master mystery writer Ruth Rendell unveils an elaborate web of lies and deception painstakingly maintained by a troubled soul. A wallet found in Comfrey's handbag leads Inspector Wexford to Mr. Grenville West, a writer whose plots revel in the blood, thunder, and passion of dramas of old; whose current whereabouts are unclear; and whose curious secretary--the plain Polly Flinders--provides the Inspector with more questions than answers. And when a second Grenville West comes to light, Wexford faces a dizzying array of possible scenarios--and suspects--behind the Comfrey murder.

Brilliantly entertaining, exceptionally crafted, A Sleeping Life evokes the dark realities, half-truths, and flights of fancy that constitute a life.

About the Author:

Ruth Rendell is the author of Road Rage, The Keys to the Street, Bloodlines, Simisola, and The Crocodile Bird. She is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. She is also the recipient of three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America and four Gold Daggers from Great Britain?s Crime Writers Association. In 1997, she was named a life peer in the House of Lords. Ruth Rendell also writes mysteries under the name of Barbara Vine, of which A Dark Adapted Eye is the most famous. She lives in England.

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