Portobello : A Novel (Hardcover)

Author: Rendell, Ruth

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From Rendell, "reigning queen of crime fiction" ("Time Out"), comes a psychologically intense novel about a small crime and its devastating aftermath.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781439148518
SKU 212942831
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1439148511
Release Date 9/7/2010
Author Info
Ruth Rendell
Born Ruth Barbara Grasemann, Ruth Rendell began writing at an early age and finished her first novel at age 15. However, it took nearly 20 years before she published her first novel, "From Doon with Death", in 1964. This novel introduced the main character in what would become a series of mystery novels set in Sussex, England. These books star Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford of Scotland Yard, who uses keen psychological insight to ferret out the perpetrator of each crime he investigates. In recognition of her talent as one of England's most renowned and prolific crime writers, Rendell was named Baroness Rendell of Babergh and became a member of the House of Lords in 1997.
Praise
"[A] superlative suspense novel....Rendell...is particularly adept at portraying young people just a dole check away from homelessness as well as the carelessness and callousness of the book's upper-middle-class characters. Her style has become ever more spare while retaining its subtle psychology and vivid sense of place." (starred review)
"Applying her formidable skills as a puppeteer, Rendell encourages the members of this cast to indulge their various obsessions in a plot that unfolds with the bleak gravity of Greek drama while following the insane logic of French farce."
From the Publisher
Annotation The Portobello of Ruth Rendell's title of this psychological thriller is London's Portobello Street market, a major antiques fair. Rendell weaves a gripping story where events from the past resurface with bizarre coincidences from the present when the son of a successful art dealer finds a wallet.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0304
Publisher Scribner Book Company

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