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