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Rendell, Ruth. THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN - Hutchinson 2004

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Thirteen Steps Down by Ruth Rendell. 2004 - Hutchinson. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Thirteen Steps Down by Ruth Rendell, published in 2004 by Hutchinson.

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Title Thirteen Steps Down
Author Ruth Rendell
Publisher Hutchinson
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2004
ISBN 0091799759
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 314
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.63

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell has won many awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for 1976's best crime novel with A Demon in My View; a second Edgar in 1984 from the Mystery Writers of America for the best short story, The New Girl Friend; a Gold Dagger award for Live Flesh in 1986. She was also the winner of the 1990 Sunday Times Literary award, as well as the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer.

Synopsis of this title

A classic Rendellian loner, Mix Cellini is superstitious about the number 13. Living in a decaying house in Notting Hill, Mix is obsessed with 10 Rillington Place, where the notorious John Christie committed a series of foul murders. He is also infatuated with a beautiful model who lives nearby - a woman who would not look at him twice. Mix's landlady, Gwedolen Chawcer is equally reclusive - living her life through her library of books. Both landlady and lodger inhabit weird worlds of their own. But when reality intrudes into Mix's life, a long pent-up violence explodes.

Reviews of this title


‘Rendell knows how to make your hair stand up straight on your head’ Maeve Binchy

‘Rendell’s eerie capacity to comprehend disturbed criminal minds continues to astonish’ The Times

‘Rendell is unrivalled at depicting psychologically warped people and at creating unease through the simplest things. This is another triumph’ Observer

‘Ruth Rendell is back to her creepy best’ Daily Mail

‘One of her darkest and best’ Literary Review

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