The Girl Next Door

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Product Details

Price
$26.00
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.1 X 9.3 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781476784328

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About the Author

Ruth Rendell (1930-2015) won three Edgar Awards, the highest accolade from Mystery Writers of America, as well as four Gold Daggers and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre from England's prestigious Crime Writยญers' Association. Her remarkable career spanned a half century, with more than sixty books published. A member of the House of Lords, she was one of the great literary figures of our time.

Reviews

"If you're unfamiliar with Ruth Rendell, if you've somehow managed to miss her sixty or so books ... then, congratulations: Your reading life is about to get infinitely richer."--Jonathan Shapiro "Los Angeles Times "
"No one surpasses Ruth Rendell when it comes to stories of obsession, istability, and malignant coincidence."--Stephen King
"Unequivocally the most brilliant mystery writer of our time.--Patricia Cornwell
"Ruth Rendell is my dream writer. Her prose style...has the disquieting intimacy of an alien touch in the dark."--Marilyn Stasio "The New York Times Book Review "
"'Subtle' is an inadequate word for Ruth Rendell. So are 'crafty, ' 'cunning, ' 'clever' and 'sly.'"--Marilyn Stasio "New York Times Book Review "
"A novel by Ruth Rendell is like none other..... The results are seldom what we expect them to be, and that is part of this author's special genius."--Robert Croan "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "
"Rendell has for years, along with her friend P.D. James, been bringing new sophistication and psychological depth to the traditional English mystery."--Washington Post
"It's a pleasure to report that Ruth Rendell, at the age of 82 and after publishing more than 60 books, has given us yet another gem. A pleasure but not a surprise, since Rendell has for years, along with her friend P.D. James, been bringing new sophistication and psychological depth to the traditional English mystery."--Washington Post
"The characters jump off the page. The page-to-page surprises are so clever that the reader is left agape at each twist and turn. The pieces fit together brilliantly.--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Refined, probing, and intelligent.... The book is never less than a pleasure."--USA Today
"A Joy to read."--The Evening Standard (London)
"What I love about the prolific Rendell is her adherence to the elegant traditions of British mysteries without ignoring modern life."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Using her customary spare yet decorous style and measured pace, Rendell, now in her 80s, beautifully and carefully individualizes each member of her ensemble cast, at the same time creating not a grim reminder of mortality but a picture of moribund lives renewed. A special book by a special writer."--Booklist (starred review)
"[Rendell] creates another riveting story with her sharp characterizations and keen sense of irony that will keep readers engaged from start to finish. Fans of psychological suspense, along with Rendell's loyal following, will love this complex story."--Library Journal (starred review)
"[Rendell] has always been at her heart-stopping best when she pushes the reader out of the comfort zone with her stand-alone psychological thrillers...The Girl Next Door is vintage Rendell and a perfect celebration of her half-century...This novel reminded me of the singularity of Ruth Rendell's talent, her effortless mastery of language and her uncanny genius for mapping a criminal mind."--Kate Saunders, The Times (U.K.)
"This book is extraordinarily courageous, a demonstration that fiction can take us where reportage dares not go."--The Independent (U.K.)