Synopses & Reviews
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 Rottweiler's 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.
The first girl had a bite mark on her neck, but the police traced the DNA to her boyfriend. Nevertheless, when the tabloids got hold of the story, they called the killer 'The Rottweiler', and the name stuck.
Rendell's latest novel - a compelling and disturbing psychological thriller - was widely acknowledged as one of her best when published in hardback last year: a recommendation made greater by the fact that her writing career spans more than forty years and upwards of that number novels.