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A stranger lures a child into his car with the promise of sweets. A young man spots his fiancee's double in a public park of ill repute. Anexecutive visits the secluded home of a former employee whose intentions are frightfully unclear. A modest soul weds the woman he rescues from suicide--only to fall victim to an unfathomable form ofpossessiveness...

In the eleven tales gathered in The Fallen Curtain, Ruth Rendell--the grande dame of the literary mystery--lays barethe twisted inner workings of the unbalanced mind. Here are eleven tales of haunting psychological accuracy: the gesture that betrays a parent's madness, the childhood memory clouded with denial, the utterancethat introduces the threat of violence in a situation as benign as a dinner date. Instantly engaging, maddeningly addictive, The Fallen Curtain testifies to the enduring talents of a master ofthe genre.

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Synopsis:

Psychological insights are shared in an Edgar Award-winning collection of tales about guilt and recrimination, obsessive fears, mental derangement, and the macabre. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Synopsis:

A stranger lures a child into his car with the promise of sweets. A young man spots his fianc??s double in a public park of ill repute. An executive visits the secluded home of a former employee whose intentions are frightfully unclear. A modest soul weds the woman he rescues from suicide--only to fall victim to an unfathomable form of possessiveness?. In the eleven tales gathered in The Fallen Curtain, Ruth Rendell lays bare the twisted inner workings of the unbalanced mind.

About the Author

Ruth Rendell is the author of Road Rage, The Keys to the Street, Bloodlines, Simisola, and The Crocodile Bird. She is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. She is also the recipient of three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America and four Gold Daggers from Great Britain’s Crime Writers Association. In 1997, she was named a life peer in the House of Lords. Ruth Rendell also writes mysteries under the name of Barbara Vine, of which A Dark Adapted Eye is the most famous. She lives in England.

Table of Contents

The fallen curtain — People don't do such things — A bad heart — You can't be too careful — The double — Venus' fly-trap — His worst enemy — The vinegar mother — The fall of a coin — Almost human — Divided we stand.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307556059
Subtitle:
Stories
Publisher:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Author:
Rendell, Ruth
Author:
Rendell Ruth
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Short Stories (Single Author)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, English
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Short Stories
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010109
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
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The Fallen Curtain: Stories
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Product details 208 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307556059 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Psychological insights are shared in an Edgar Award-winning collection of tales about guilt and recrimination, obsessive fears, mental derangement, and the macabre. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , A stranger lures a child into his car with the promise of sweets. A young man spots his fianc??s double in a public park of ill repute. An executive visits the secluded home of a former employee whose intentions are frightfully unclear. A modest soul weds the woman he rescues from suicide--only to fall victim to an unfathomable form of possessiveness?. In the eleven tales gathered in The Fallen Curtain, Ruth Rendell lays bare the twisted inner workings of the unbalanced mind.
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