Thirteen Steps Down (Paperback)Ruth Rendell (author)
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A classic Rendellian loner, Mix Cellini is superstitious about the number 13. Living in a decaying house in Notting Hill, Mix is obsessed with 10 Rillington Place, where the notorious John Christie committed a series of foul murders. He is also infatuated with a beautiful model who lives nearby - a woman who would not look at him twice.
Mix's landlady, Gwendolen Chawcer is equally reclusive - living her life through her library of books.
Both landlady and lodger are caught up in their own psychologically twisted parallel worlds. But when reality intrudes into Mix's life, a long pent-up violence explodes.
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 178 x 110 x 24 mm
Rendell's eerie capacity to comprehend disturbed criminal minds continues to astonish. * The Times *
It's impossible to read the terrors abroad in her shabby streetscapes without total emotional involvement. * Sunday Times *
One of her darkest and best. * Literary Review *
If Ruth Rendell were not slotted into the category of writer of mystery novels, she would have won the Booker long ago * Books of the Year, Evening Standard *
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