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The Third Wexford Omnibus: Some Lie and Some Die + Shake Hands Forever + A Sleeping Life by  Ruth Rendell - Hardcover - Reprint - 1989 - from Barter Books Ltd (SKU: ren78)

The Third Wexford Omnibus: Some Lie and Some Die + Shake Hands Forever + A Sleeping Life

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The Third Wexford Omnibus: Some Lie and Some Die + Shake Hands Forever + A Sleeping Life

by Rendell, Ruth

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  • hardcover
Condition
VG : in very good condition with dust jacket
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London: Guild Publishing. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket. 1989. Reprint. Black hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 543pp. .

Synopsis

From the multi-award-winning author of The Babes in the Wood and The Rottweiler, a chilling new novel about obsession, superstition, and violence, set in Rendell's darkly atmospheric London.Mix Cellini (which he pronounces with an 'S' rather than a 'C') is superstitious about the number 13. In musty old St. Blaise House, where he is the lodger, there are thirteen steps down to the landing below his rooms, which he keeps spick and span. His elderly landlady, Gwendolen Chawcer, was born in St. Blaise House, and lives her life almost exclusively through her library of books, so cannot see the decay and neglect around her.The Notting Hill neighbourhood has changed radically over the last fifty years, and 10 Rillington Place, where the notorious John Christie committed a series of foul murders, has been torn down.Mix is obsessed with the life of Christie and his small library is composed entirely of books on the subject. He has also developed a passion for a beautiful model who lives nearby -- a woman who would not look at him twice.Both landlady and lodger inhabit weird worlds of their own. But when reality intrudes into Mix's life, a long pent-up violence explodes.From the Hardcover edition.

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Details

book dealer
Barter Books Ltd GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
ren78
Title
The Third Wexford Omnibus: Some Lie and Some Die + Shake Hands Forever + A Sleeping Life
Author
Rendell, Ruth
Format/binding
Black hardback cloth cover
Book condition
second hand - VG : in very good condition with dust jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
Reprint
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Guild Publishing
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1989
Keywords
Crime Fiction

Terms of Sale

Barter Books Ltd

We run a 'no quibble' returns policy. If we have made any error of collation or missed any significant flaw, or if we have failed to describe the condition honestly and accurately, we refund the cost of the book in full, plus the cost of outward shipping, plus the cost of your return shipping.

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Barter Books Ltd

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About Barter Books Ltd

Since its opening in 1991 within the premises of a small model factory at Alnwick Station, Barter Books has grown well beyond original expectations. Starting off in what was the ticket and parcel office of the original Station, the bookshop has expanded down the platforms and through the waiting rooms, until it now covers over one-quarter of the whole Station site. This translates into an area exceeding 8000 square feet and containing over 350,000 books on more than three miles of shelving. Also the Famous Writers Mural - 40 feet long by 18 feet high, the similarly sized Railway Mural and the Tennyson Installation. The bookshop also sells secondhand videos and music (CDs, LPs, cassettes, sheet music), as well as a small but growing section of artists' prints. And then there are the shop's many extra features! These include an open fire in the winter, coffee and cookies, a model railway running above the book columns, a mini-cybercafe, generous seating and browsing areas, a children's room, and dozens of glass cases containing many of the more interesting antiquarian books. The latest feature is the Station Buffet with hot and cold food and a fine selection of coffees and teas. A final note: during the enlargement process the owners took (and are taking!) particular pleasure in restoring, as they can, various features of the Station. This so far includes the original North Eastern Railway cast iron fireplaces, two of the Station clocks, a drinking fountain, and various waiting rooms. Most dramatic of all, however, was the restoration of part of the glass roof. That was when we all stood about watching as the sun came streaming in for the first time in many years to bring the wonderful old Station visually back to life.

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VG
Very Good condition can describe a used book that does show some small signs of wear - but no tears - on either binding or... [more]
reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
jacket
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Cloth
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