"The Beach Butler / The Professional (Storycuts)"

♥ Book Title : The Beach Butler / The Professional (Storycuts)
♣ Name Author : Ruth Rendell
∞ Launching : 2011-11-17
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781448108954
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1448108950
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : vttQjaOREWYC

Summary
"In 'The Beach Butler' Alison's holiday is proving underwhelming. She has had to take her holiday on her own, and finds the seaside a bore - except for the attentions of the remarkably handsome 'beach butler'. A chance discovery, however, radically alters the atmosphere. In 'The Professional' a young man has a menial job in the department store which is not particularly fulfilling, although it pays a wage and provides a chance to talk to the pretty shop-girls. But when a woman is murdered in the store, far more profound truths surface than would otherwise have been suspected. Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were previously published in the collection Piranha To Scurfy. "Scripts of | Random House | Argument ..."

"Make Death Love Me"

♥ Book Title : Make Death Love Me
♣ Name Author : Ruth Rendell
∞ Launching : 2010-08-03
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781407070827
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1407070827
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
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Summary
"A Ruth Rendell mystery, first published in 1979 and shortlisted for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best crime novel in 1980. Alan Groombridge is trapped. Husband to a woman he doesn't like, father to two children he never wanted, and manager of a tiny branch of the Anglian-Victoria bank, he is doomed to a life of domestic boredom and tedious routine. All that keeps him afloat is his one fantasy: stealing enough of the bank's money to allow him just one year of freedom - one year in which to live a different sort of life. But one day the bank is robbed, the manager and cashier disappear and what was once a place of dull and dreary repetition becomes the scene of a brutal, chilling nightmare that might never end... "Scripts of | Random House | Argument ..."

"The Thief"

♥ Book Title : The Thief
♣ Name Author : Ruth Rendell
∞ Launching : 2009-11-24
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781409068877
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1409068870
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
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Summary
"What you do in childhood may come back to haunt you. Stealing things from people who had upset her was something Polly did quite a lot. There was her Aunt Pauline; a girl at school; a boyfriend who left her. And there was the man on the plane . . . Humiliated and scared by a total stranger Polly does what she always does. She steals something. But she never could have imagined that her desire for revenge would have such terrifying results. "Scripts of | Random House | Argument ..."

"Tigerlily's Orchids"

♥ Book Title : Tigerlily's Orchids
♣ Name Author : Ruth Rendell
∞ Launching : 2011-06-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781439154380
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1439154384
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
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Summary
"INCLUDES AN EXCERPT OF RENDELL’S FINAL NOVEL, DARK CORNERS Is it dangerous to know too much about your neighbors? When Stuart Font throws a housewarming party, he invites all the residents of his new building—among them, three flippant young girls, a lonely spinster, a man with a passion for classical history, and a woman determined to drink herself to death. He definitely does not want his girlfriend, Claudia, in attendance, as he would also have to invite her lawyer husband. But careful planning can only get a person so far. As it turns out, this party will be one everyone remembers. Meanwhile, living in a town house opposite Stuart’s building, in reclusive isolation, is a young, beautiful Asian woman known as Tigerlily. As though from some strange urban fairy tale, she emerges infrequently to exert a terrible spell. In Tigerlily’s Orchids, Ruth Rendell has written a darkly humorous and psychologically thrilling novel about the eccentric inhabitants of a London terrace—about the secrets they keep, and what they will do to hide them. "Scripts of | Simon and Schuster | Argument ..."

"A New Lease Of Death"

♥ Book Title : A New Lease Of Death
♣ Name Author : Ruth Rendell
∞ Launching : 2010-02-23
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781409067894
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1409067890
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : 1bog3TBT5xwC

Summary
"The second book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford. Some cases are impossible to bury. It's impossible to forget the violent bludgeoning to death of an elderly lady in her home. Even more so when it's your first murder case. Wexford believed he'd solved Mrs Primero's murder fifteen years ago. It was no real mystery. Everyone knew Painter, her odd-job man, had done it. There had never been any doubt in anyone's mind. Until now... Henry Archery's son is engaged to Painter's daughter. Only Archery can't let the past remain buried. He wants to prove Wexford wrong, and in probing into the lives of the witnesses questioned all those years ago, he stirs up more than old ghosts. "Scripts of | Random House | Argument ..."

"Portobello"

♥ Book Title : Portobello
♣ Name Author : Ruth Rendell
∞ Launching : 2011-07-26
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781439150405
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1439150400
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : YVWAMOF6XIQC

Summary
"After he finds an envelope full of cash, fifty-year-old Eugene Wren, who is plagued by a shameful addiction, posts a notice about the find around Portobello Road, and soon he is connected to other Londoners, all with their own obsessions and despairs. "Scripts of | Simon and Schuster | Argument ..."

"The Secret House Of Death"

♥ Book Title : The Secret House Of Death
♣ Name Author : Ruth Rendell
∞ Launching : 2010-09-30
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781409068815
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1409068811
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : FUIs2kdAztAC

Summary
"It was his third visit to the gloomy house on Orchard Drive. Each time, he parked in the same place. Each time, he carried a briefcase. And each time, Louise North greeted him at the door. Susan Townsend was the only resident with no interest in the affair going on next door, or in the neighbourhood gossip about it. Yet it was Susan who found the murdered bodies of the lovers, locked not in passion, but in death. And it was Susan whose own life would be imperilled by a monstrous crime far beyond the imaginings of the vilest gossiping tongues. A classic Rendellian murder mystery. "Scripts of | Random House | Argument ..."

"Going Wrong"

♥ Book Title : Going Wrong
♣ Name Author : Ruth Rendell
∞ Launching : 2010-12-28
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781453211076
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1453211071
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : 27FckCDylZgC

Summary
"From a New York Times–bestselling author: A chilling psychological thriller about one man’s murderous obsession with his childhood sweetheart. Growing up in the roughest part of London, Guy Curran never imagined he would fall in love with a rich girl. But from the moment he meets Leonora Chisholm, he knows it’s their destiny to be together. They have a short, passionate teenage fling—over almost before it begins. Leonora moves on, but Guy never will. His love for her is dangerous, and it will destroy them both. Over the next ten years, Guy becomes a millionaire, selling hard drugs and bad art to the jet set of Western Europe. He and Leonora remain friends, sharing weekly lunches—until the day he learns she’s fallen in love with someone else. Seized by murderous jealousy, Guy is about to embark on a mad quest to claim the woman he desires—or die trying. “Rendell is a master of depicting the long, slow slide into madness” and Going Wrong shows her brilliant ability to walk the line between elegance and terror (Publishers Weekly). "Scripts of | Open Road Media | Argument ..."

"A Sight For Sore Eyes"

♥ Book Title : A Sight For Sore Eyes
♣ Name Author : Ruth Rendell
∞ Launching : 2010-09-30
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781409006688
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1409006689
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : RKj404_tJnoC

Summary
"In traditional fairy tales the handsome prince rescues the beautiful princess from her wicked stepmother, and the couple live happily ever after. But in Ruth Rendell's dark and damaged contemporary universe, innocent dreams can turn into the most terrible living nightmares. Teddy Brex emerges from a loveless, isolated childhood as a handsome but autistic young man. Francine Hill, emotionally and mentally scarred by the murder of her mother, grows into a beautiful young woman, who must endure the overprotectiveness of an increasingly obsessive stepmother. Teddy Brex does ride to her rescue, but he is a man who has already committed two murders. In Rendell's dark criminal London, can anyone be trusted? "Scripts of | Random House | Argument ..."

"Dark Corners"

♥ Book Title : Dark Corners
♣ Name Author : Ruth Rendell
∞ Launching : 2016-11-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781501119439
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1501119435
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : qvF1DQAAQBAJ

Summary
""When his father dies, Carl Martin inherits a house in an increasingly rich and trendy London neighborhood. Carl needs cash, however, so he rents the upstairs room and kitchen to the first person he interviews, Dermot McKinnon. That was colossal mistake number one. Mistake number two was keeping his father's bizarre collection of homeopathic "cures" that he found in the medicine cabinet, including a stash of controversial diet pills. Mistake number three was selling fifty of those diet pills to a friend, who is then found dead. Dermot seizes a nefarious opportunity and begins to blackmail Carl, refusing to pay rent, and creepily invading Carl's space. Ingeniously weaving together two story lines that finally merge in one shocking turn, Ruth Rendell describes one man's spiral into darkness-- and murder-- as he falls victim to a diabolical foe he cannot escape" "Scripts of | Simon and Schuster | Argument ..."