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THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN by  Ruth Rendell - First Edition - from The Book Scouts (SKU: sku520002280)

THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN

THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN by  Ruth Rendell - First Edition - from The Book Scouts (SKU: sku520002280)
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THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN

by Rendell, Ruth

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
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ISBN 10
038566074X
ISBN 13
9780385660747
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Doubleday. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. ~ Canadian first edition, first printing. Published by Doubleday Canada in 2004. Contains numberline 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Jacket is in Near Fine condition. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Fine condition with no bumps or marks. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. Oversize and heavy items may require additional postage.We are always buying collectible book collections. Contact us for details. We're happy to provide pictures of any and all books for you, please just ask!

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
The Book Scouts CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
sku520002280
Title
THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN
Author
Rendell, Ruth
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
038566074X
ISBN 13
9780385660747
Publisher
Doubleday
Place of Publication
Toronto
This edition first published
2004

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