A Spot of Folly : Ten and a Quarter New Tales of Murder and Mayhem Hardback
by Ruth Rendell
New and uncollected tales of murder, mischief, magic and madness.
Ruth Rendell was an acknowledged master of psychological suspense: these are ten (and a quarter) of her most chillingly compelling short stories, collected here together for the first time. In these tales, a businessman boasts about cheating on his wife, only to find the tables turned.
A beautiful country rectory reverberates to the echo of a historical murder.
A compulsive liar acts on impulse, only to be lead inexorably to disaster. And a wealthy man finds there is more to his wife's kidnapping than meets the eye. Atmospheric, gripping and never predictable, this is Ruth Rendell at her inimitable best.
The stories are: Never Sleep in a Bed Facing a Mirror; A Spot of Folly; The Price of Joy; The Irony of Hate; Digby's Wives; The Haunting of Shawley Rectory; A Drop Too Much; The Thief; The Long Corridor of Time; In the Time of his Prosperity; and Trebuchet. Introduction from Sophie Hannah.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/10/2017
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781788160148
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