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Thirteen Steps Down: A Novel by  Ruth Rendell - First US Edition - 2005 - from Resource Books, LLC (SKU: 028596)

Thirteen Steps Down: A Novel

Thirteen Steps Down: A Novel by  Ruth Rendell - First US Edition - 2005 - from Resource Books, LLC (SKU: 028596)

Thirteen Steps Down: A Novel

by Rendell, Ruth

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
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ISBN 10
1400098424
ISBN 13
9781400098422
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Crown Pub, 2005. Stated first American edition, first printing, very good in very good dustjacket. Very light shelf rubbing, tight binding with a very subtle slant when laid flat, very clean pages with no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped has some very light shelf soil to the white background.. First US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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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book dealer
Resource Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
028596
Title
Thirteen Steps Down: A Novel
Author
Rendell, Ruth
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
First US Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1400098424
ISBN 13
9781400098422
Publisher
Crown Pub
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.S.A.
Date Published
2005
Keywords
FICTION NOVEL WOMAN FEMALE AUTHOR
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction, Literature, Poetry, Literary History;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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