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by Ruth Rendell

Free eBook 13 Steps Down. Ruth Rendell download ISBN: 0099580039
Author: Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Arrow; TV Tie-In edition (August 1, 2012)
Language: English
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Mystery
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Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE (née Grasemann; 17 February 1930 – 2 May 2015), was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries.

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE (née Grasemann; 17 February 1930 – 2 May 2015), was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries.

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.

SUMMARY: Chief Inspector Wexford is in China, visiting ancient tombs and palaces with a group of British tourists. After their return to England, one of his fellow tourists is found murdered. SUMMARY: Sir Manuel Camargue's death was ruled Misadventure, yet in spite of himself, Chief Inspector Wexford has niggling doubts. Sir Manuel Camargue, one of the greatest flautists of his time, was dead. An old man, ankle-deep in snow, he lost his foothold in the dark, slipping into water to be trapped under a lid of ice.

Thirteen Steps Down book He indulg Ruth Rendell has written many books.

Thirteen Steps Down book. Thirteen (13) Steps Down is a stand-alone psychological thriller that for me began very slowly. My patience was rewarded as I delved further into the story. He indulg Ruth Rendell has written many books. She has won more awards than The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy managed at this year’s Oscars. King Solomon’s Tapestry is a must.

During her career as a news writer, Ruth met her husband, Don Rendell. After getting married at the age of twenty, they had a son, named Simon

During her career as a news writer, Ruth met her husband, Don Rendell. After getting married at the age of twenty, they had a son, named Simon. In 1975, after 25 years of marriage, they divorced only to remarry two years later.

Ruth Rendell was an exceptional crime writer, and will be remembered as a legend in her own lifetime. Her groundbreaking debut novel, From Doon With Death, was first published in 1964 and introduced the reader to her enduring and popular detective, Inspector Reginald Wexford, who went on to feature in twenty-four of her subsequent novels. With worldwide sales of approximately 20 million copies, Rendell was a regular Sunday Times bestseller

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.

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. l 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. Chapter 1 Mix was standing where the street should have been

A Psychological Thriller. Intricately plotted and brilliantly written, 13 Steps Down enters the minds of these disparate people as they move inexorably toward its breathtaking conclusion.

A Psychological Thriller. Category: Suspense & Thriller. Mix Cellini has just moved into a flat in a decaying house in Nottinghill, where he plans to pursue his two abiding passions–supermodel Nerissa Nash, whom he worships from afar, and the life of serial killer Reggie Christie, hanged fifty years earlier for murdering at least eight women.

Thirteen Steps Down
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Coiriel
I think I may be the only reader to find this book humorous (VERY humorous). The characters are unbelievably funny. First, the deranged main character, Mix Cellini (definitely a "loser" type with laughable and grandiose delusions); Mix idolizes notorious serial killer Christie (hanged 50 years ago), while he simultaneously stalks Nerissa, a stunning super-model who is the key to his imagined future fame.

Mix's 80-year old landlady is as 'bonkers' as he is; she's a haughty book-worm who harbors strange delusions of her own, while she lets a once grand London Manor House deteriorate around her.

Other characters include a music-loving "ghost" who terrifies Cellini; a turbaned Mr. Singh next door who keeps geese and twinkle lights in his yard, and several old lady "busy-bodies" who enter/leave the premises continually, and unite in total befuddlement over the curious discovery of a "thong" - being a word they "associate with sandals." Some of the dialog made me laugh out loud. (Mix's expression of love to Nerissa is a riot - definitely NOT romantic poetry, but he did establish that he was YONKS for her...)

We can't forget Otto the cat, who also has his own interesting moments and is quite adept at giving Cellini the evil eye.

Yes, of course there is a murder - you can't have a mystery without a dead body or two. And there is the reference to the horrid & despicable John Reginald Christie - not a character in the book per se, but an object of Mix's admiration in Mix's mixed-up mind.

I've read everything by Ruth Rendell (except the Inspector Wexford Series), and to me this is not typical of her writing. I could see this book adapted for the British stage (think "Mousetrap). To people who found it frightening and disturbing, or perhaps a study in delusion, or perhaps a Gothic thriller (the old mansion is up to the gothic task) - well, I think that's FINE also. For everyone reading a book, there could be a different ways to enjoy it - particularly when it is by The Grand Dame of English Mystery. For me, this was DARK humor, typically British, and filled with zany characters. My only criticism: Perhaps a bit too long. This book may have been more interesting and less repetitious with at least 50 less pages. Still - a pleasure to read!
Enalonasa
I read this book in two sittings. The characters were typical Rendell misfits. Just strange enough to be not quite normal. The setting was an old house in London which was falling apart because of neglect. The owner was an elderly woman who let out an apartment on the third floor because she needed the money. There's a big cat named Otto who fits right in. I liked the ending.
Pemand
Ruth Rendell excels at mystery novels with psychological twists and turns, and Thirteen Steps Down is a work to rival her very best.

There are three major characters, all with love fantasies based only loosely on reality. Mix Cellini is a former abused child with the attendant potential for violence. He is obsessed with mass murderer Reggie Christie (who really did live in Notting Hill) and with supermodel Nerissa Nash. Nerissa has her own fantasies about the boy next door. Gwendolyn Chawcer, an octogenarian who rents a flat to Mix Cellini, constantly remembers her own great love, a doctor who attended her dying mother fifty years earlier. The plot interweaves between these characters and their obsessions, finally culminating in a tragic but satisfying ending for two characters and greater maturity and self-knowledge for the third.

The settings add to the pleasure of the plot twists. London's Notting Hill is a crowded, cosmopolitan area with many neighborhoods ranging from posh to slum, and Gwendolyn Chawcer's crumbling, dust-filled mansion is an appropriately creepy, even haunted, center for the mystery's unfolding. There are also many lesser characters whose personalities and observations add to the story and help illuminate the main plot.

Thirteen Steps Down is Rendell at her finest.
Danskyleyn
Thank you. As stated. Good service.
Not-the-Same
While the characters were well developed and there was plenty of background, there was very little dialog. Also not sure if the jumping from character to character with just a paragraph change was presentation on the kindle or the way the book was written but I found it hard to keep up when it changed. Two lines of spacing to indicate this would have helped immensely. Also, don't think it needed the very last part about the doctor. I don't think it added that much.
Kulabandis
I had read a recommendation on this about it being a great read but I was quite disappointed in it. Almost like a variation on Hitchcock's "Frenzy" with the actual crime not to mention some stalker movies/books I've read. Not a bad read, just disappointed (I guess you could call this a so-so review due to a backlash from having read such a glowing recommendation).
I like Martha Grimes, Michael Connelly, T.Jefferson Parker & Robert Crais. I also have read all of Dame Agatha and Marsh.
Went Tyu
Purchased as gift and person was pleased with it.
Said good mystery.
This is an excellent novel. Once again Ms. Rendell delivers.I stayed up late into the night to finish it. I couldn't put it down.