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The Resource A spot of folly : ten and a quarter new tales of murder and mayhem, Ruth Rendell

A spot of folly : ten and a quarter new tales of murder and mayhem, Ruth Rendell

Label
A spot of folly : ten and a quarter new tales of murder and mayhem
Title
A spot of folly
Title remainder
ten and a quarter new tales of murder and mayhem
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Rendell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A spine-tingling anthology by the New York Times-bestselling author and master of "psychological insight . . . and, not infrequently, teeth-chattering terror" (The New York Times). These never-before-collected stories by Ruth Rendell-the three-time Edgar Award-winning mistress of dark suspense and one of the most celebrated thriller writers of the twentieth century-are "deliciously riveting, all the more so because Rendell's extraordinary ability to delve coolly and forensically into the dustiest nooks of the human psyche is amplified, not diminished, by the short story form. . . . Often the reader is taken by the throat" (The Guardian). In "The Thief," a chance encounter with a stranger triggers the most destructive impulses in a vindictive pathological liar. A family shares an unnamable feeling of dread and a necessary denial to make it through the night in "Trebuchet." In the title story, a caddish boor can't help but boast of his infidelities. A historic murder weighs heavy on the unholy reputation of a quaint local landmark in "The Haunting of Shawley Rectory." And in "Never Sleep in a Bed Facing a Mirror," Rendell delivers a masterstroke of gasp-inducing brevity. Here are tales of mystery, madness, terrible crimes, and chilling perdition, all dispatched with a wit so knife-edged and deviousness, so impeccably cool that it's little wonder Joyce Carol Oates hails Ruth Rendell as "one of the finest practitioners of her craft."
Cataloging source
PABRO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rendell, Ruth
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6068.E63
LC item number
S66 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Adultery
  • Suspense fiction
Label
A spot of folly : ten and a quarter new tales of murder and mayhem, Ruth Rendell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Never sleep in a bed facing a mirror -- A spot of folly -- The price of joy -- The irony of hate -- Digby's wives -- The haunting of Shawley Rectory -- A drop too much -- The thief -- The long corridor of time -- In the time of his prosperity -- Trebuchet
Control code
BRDBD18330082
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781504054829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057859629
Label
A spot of folly : ten and a quarter new tales of murder and mayhem, Ruth Rendell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Never sleep in a bed facing a mirror -- A spot of folly -- The price of joy -- The irony of hate -- Digby's wives -- The haunting of Shawley Rectory -- A drop too much -- The thief -- The long corridor of time -- In the time of his prosperity -- Trebuchet
Control code
BRDBD18330082
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781504054829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057859629

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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