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Thirteen Steps Down (Signed) by Ruth Rendell - Signed First Edition - 2004 - from Books-and-records.com, IOBA (SKU: 5055)

Thirteen Steps Down (Signed)

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Thirteen Steps Down (Signed)

by Ruth Rendell

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ISBN 10
0091799759
ISBN 13
9780091799755
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First printing. Book has no wear to speak of. Unclipped DJ has a light folding crease to the top corner of the front inner flap. Signed to a previous owner by Rendell on the title page. Mix Cellini is a lonely, maladjusted young man who works for a company that repairs exercise equipment, and lives in the upstairs apartment of an old Victorian house on Notting Hill. While his reclusive landlady, Gwendoline Chawcer, spends her time reading and pondering lost loves, Mix grows dangerously obsessed with serial killer John Christie and a local model, Nerissa Nash, despite the fact that she hardly even acknowledges his existence.

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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 #
5055
Title
Thirteen Steps Down (Signed)
Author
Ruth Rendell
Format/binding
No significant wear.
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0091799759
ISBN 13
9780091799755
Publisher
Hutchinson
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
2004
Pages
314
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