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Thirteen Steps Down by  Ruth RENDELL - First Edition - 2004 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 354717)

Thirteen Steps Down

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Thirteen Steps Down

by RENDELL, Ruth

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ISBN 10
1400098424
ISBN 13
9781400098422
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New York: Crown Publishers, 2004. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First American edition. Fine in a fine dustwrapper.

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
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
354717
Title
Thirteen Steps Down
Author
RENDELL, Ruth
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1400098424
ISBN 13
9781400098422
Publisher
Crown Publishers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2004
Keywords
Mystery, EnglishLiterature

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About Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., founded in 1985, specializes in first editions of 20th Century American and English fiction. Our inventory of over 75,000 first editions includes: African-American literature & history, Mysteries, Detective Fiction, Drama, Books into Film and Sports books. We routinely issue extensively illustrated color catalogs, available by subscription. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Tom Congalton, founder of Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., actively promotes the ethics and standards of these professional organizations and served as President of the ABAA from 2000 to 2002.

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