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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407089706
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
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Collected Stories




The New Collection from Ruth Rendell

Three classic Ruth Rendell stories: MEANS OF EVIL, THE FALLEN CURTAIN and THE FEVER TREE.
Ruth Rendell is unequalled in her ability to weave stories that challenge our preconceptions and prejudices. From Wexford and Burden's investigation of a wife's apparent suicide, with all the evidence pointing to the husband in MEANS OF EVIL to the unsettling psychology behind a man's friendship with a boy in THE FALLEN CURTAIN and the paranoia that plagues two people out of love, terrified of being rejected in THE FEVER TREE.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407089706
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the Author

Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell was an exceptional crime writer, and will be remembered as a legend in her own lifetime. Her groundbreaking debut novel, From Doon With Death, was first published in 1964 and introduced the reader to her enduring and popular detective, Inspector Reginald Wexford, who went on to feature in twenty-four of her subsequent novels.

With worldwide sales of approximately 20 million copies, Rendell was a regular Sunday Times bestseller. Her sixty bestselling novels include police procedurals, some of which have been successfully adapted for TV, stand-alone psychological mysteries, and a third strand of crime novels under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. Very much abreast of her times, the Wexford books in particular often engaged with social or political issues close to her heart.

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. Her final novel, Dark Corners, was published in October 2015.

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Praise for Collected Stories

“Each [story] is like a condensed, polished Rendell novel.”

Daily Telegraph

“Rendell understands the nature of evil... Her gimlet intelligence eschews compassion; reading this collection is similar to being harangued by one of her unstable creations who behind your back, sharpens the knitting needle.”

The Guardian


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