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THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN by  Ruth Rendell - First Printing, First U.S. Edition.  - 2004 - from H.W. Gumaer, Bookseller (SKU: 004409)

THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN

THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN by  Ruth Rendell - First Printing, First U.S. Edition.  - 2004 - from H.W. Gumaer, Bookseller (SKU: 004409)
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THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN

by Rendell, Ruth

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  • hardcover
  • First
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ISBN 10
1400098424
ISBN 13
9781400098422
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New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 2004. First Printing, First U.S. Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The fifty-second novel in the Mystery Grand Master's long career as one of the great writers of psychological suspense and one of her best. It features Mix Cellini, a man stalking a young supermodel. Mix is a man obsessed with the life history of Reginald Christie the serial killer who used murder to solve his problems and then found he had a real appetite for the solution. Bottom end of spine bumped, lower edge of front board shows wear, o/w boards and text are clean, unmarked, tight and square. The dustjacket shows only minor edgewear, no tears or chipping, not price-clipped or remaindered.

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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
H.W. Gumaer, Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
004409
Title
THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN
Author
Rendell, Ruth
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Printing, First U.S. Edition.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1400098424
ISBN 13
9781400098422
Publisher
Crown Publishers, Inc.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2004
Keywords
MYSTERY, FIRST EDITION, CRIME, ENGLAND, SERIAL KILLER, SUSPENSE,
Bookseller catalogs
Suspense; Crime; England;

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About H.W. Gumaer, Bookseller

H.W. Gumaer, Bookseller, has been serving customers on the internet since 2003. We specialize in modern American and English fiction and in mystery and detective thrillers, as well as art and art history. We also have a growing selection of mid-to-late 19th century history and literature. Nearly all our modern and contemporary books are first editions or otherwise collectable.

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