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Collected Stories

Ruth Rendell: Collected Stories (UK 2007)

From the Publisher:
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

If the crime short story is an endangered species, Ruth Rendell is one of the few courageous environmentalists fighting for its survival. She presents irrefutable evidence that the genre deserves not merely to survive, but to flourish.' The Times

The Fallen Curtain and Other Stories was first published in 1976, the title story winning an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America. As The Times Literary Supplement observed, 'Here we have a natural storyteller.'

This was followed in 1979, with five classic Wexford cases. 'Means of Evil and Other Stories demonstrates that the classical short story is by no means dead. Ruth Rendell has given us five gems' - Daily Telegraph.

In 1982, The Fever Tree and Other Stories appeared. 'These stories can only add to her high standing in the world of crime writing... Ruth Rendell keeps us fascinated as she weaves her webs' - Woman and Home

Ruth Rendell: Collected Stories. Hutchinson, ISBN: 0091796784 (February, 2007), 406 p., £11.99.






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