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Thirteen Steps Down by Ruth Rendell - Hardcover - Reprint - 2004 - from Manyhills Books (SKU: 13050127)

Thirteen Steps Down

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Thirteen Steps Down

by Ruth Rendell

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ISBN 13
9780091799755
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Hutchinson, UK, 2004. Reprint. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Condition. Hardcover. 314 pages. *** PUBLISHING DETAILS: Hutchinson, UK, 2004. Reprint. *** CONDITION: Fine book with Fine Condition dust jacket ... Boards have no wear, rubbing or soiling. Dust jacket is in excellent condtion. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. *** ABOUT THIS BOOK: A classic Rendellian loner, Mix Cellini is superstitious about the number 13. Living in a decaying house in Notting Hill, Mix is obsessed with 10 Rillington Place, where the notorious Christie committed a series of foul murders. He is also infatuated with a beautiful model who lives nearby - a woman who would not look at him twice. Mix's landlady, Gwendolen Chawcer is equally reclusive - living her life through her library of books. Both landlady and lodger inhabit weird worlds of their own. But when reality intrudes into Mix's life, a long pent-up violence explodes. *** Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Crime; ISBN: 0091799759. ISBN/EAN: 9780091799755. Inventory No: 13050127.. 9780091799755

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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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Bookseller’s Inventory #
13050127
Title
Thirteen Steps Down
Author
Ruth Rendell
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine Condition
Quantity available
1
Edition
Reprint
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0091799759
ISBN 13
9780091799755
Publisher
Hutchinson
Place of Publication
UK
Date Published
2004
Keywords
BZDB5 Fiction; Thirteen Steps Down
Bookseller catalogs
Crime; Fiction;

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