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Thirteen Steps Down by  Ruth RENDELL - Hardcover - Limited - 2004 - from Longland Books (SKU: 80086)

Thirteen Steps Down

Thirteen Steps Down by  Ruth RENDELL - Hardcover - Limited - 2004 - from Longland Books (SKU: 80086)
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Thirteen Steps Down

by RENDELL, Ruth

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ISBN 10
0091799759
ISBN 13
9780091799755
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2004 A numbered [39/150] signed limited edition proof in a pristine pictorial slipcase.. Signed by Author. Limited. As New. Illus. by Hutchinson.

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
Longland Books GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
80086
Title
Thirteen Steps Down
Author
RENDELL, Ruth
Illustrator
Hutchinson
Book condition
New As New
Edition
Limited
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0091799759
ISBN 13
9780091799755
Publisher
Hutchinson
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
2004
Keywords
FICTION_MYSTERY & DETECTIVE_TRADITIONAL BRITISH SERIAL

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