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The first victim had bite marks on her neck so the London papers nicknamed her killer, “the Rottweiler.” He has been stalking the small and diverse London community of Lisson Grove, where Inez Ferry runs an antique shop frequented by a motley collection of eccentric individuals. When the Rottweilers trinkets start showing up in the shop, suddenly, everyone Inez knows is a suspect, and the killer feels all too close. Enthralling and deeply unsettling, The Rottweiler alternates expertly between the mind of a psychopath and the daily affairs of those living in his shadow. It is a transfixing mystery that only Ruth Rendell could write.

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A series of apparently motiveless murders disrupts the lives of some very different people in Rendell's darkly atmospheric London.

The first victim was discovered with a bite on her neck. The police traced the DNA to the girl's boyfriend, but the tabloids had already dubbed the murderer "The Rottweiler," and the name stuck. The latest body was found near Inez Ferry's shop in Marylebone. Someone spotted a figure fleeing into the shadows, but couldn't say even if it was man or woman. The only other clues are the murderer's penchant for strangling his prey, and for then removing a small token — a necklace, a lighter.

To make ends meet, widowed Inez Ferry takes in tenants above her antique store. The unpredictable and obsessive acts of the serial murderer begin profoundly to disturb the lives of the heterogeneous little community of lodgers, especially when suspicion grows that one of them might be "The Rottweiler."

"From the Hardcover edition.

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Ruth Rendell has been awarded three Edgars for best novel from the Mystery Writers of America, as well as the Grand Master Award. In England, the Crime Writers Association has honored her with three Gold Daggers for best novel, a Silver Dagger, and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre. She lives in London.

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sarah e, September 6, 2011 (view all comments by sarah e)
This wasn't the book I expected it to be, but I should know by now to expect a surprise from Ruth Rendell. The Rottweiler isn't really about a serial killer and it isn't a murder mystery - it feels more like an expanded set of short stories that are all linked together. I would call it a 'motive mystery.' I don't mind knowing who the killer is early on - being in that character's head or having that piece of information usually makes the story a bit creepier than a regular mystery. This wasn't as creepy as I wanted it to be, but a dark mood pervades the story in a different way. I disliked all the characters and suspected them of keeping horrible secrets or sinister motives. I am not satisfied with the resolution - I wish the last chapter hadn't been there at all, to leave an unsettled feeling after the end of the book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400095889
Author:
Rendell, Ruth
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
A.&quot; --<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>&quot;Clever
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.98x5.28x.77 in. .58 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9781400095889 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A series of apparently motiveless murders disrupts the lives of some very different people in Rendell's darkly atmospheric London.

The first victim was discovered with a bite on her neck. The police traced the DNA to the girl's boyfriend, but the tabloids had already dubbed the murderer "The Rottweiler," and the name stuck. The latest body was found near Inez Ferry's shop in Marylebone. Someone spotted a figure fleeing into the shadows, but couldn't say even if it was man or woman. The only other clues are the murderer's penchant for strangling his prey, and for then removing a small token — a necklace, a lighter.

To make ends meet, widowed Inez Ferry takes in tenants above her antique store. The unpredictable and obsessive acts of the serial murderer begin profoundly to disturb the lives of the heterogeneous little community of lodgers, especially when suspicion grows that one of them might be "The Rottweiler."

"From the Hardcover edition.

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