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The Resource Thirteen steps down : a novel, Ruth Rendell

Thirteen steps down : a novel, Ruth Rendell

Label
Thirteen steps down : a novel
Title
Thirteen steps down
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Rendell
Title variation
13 steps down
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mix Cellini is superstitious about the number 13. In musty old St. Blaise House, where he is the lodger, there are thirteen steps down to the landing below his rooms, which he keeps spick and span. His elderly landlady, Gwendolen Chawcer, was born in St. Blaise House, and lives her life almost exclusively through her library of books, so cannot see the decay and neglect around her. The Notting Hill neighbourhood has changed radically over the last fifty years, and 10 Rillington Place, where the notorious John Christie committed a series of foul murders, has been torn down. Mix is obsessed with the life of Christie and his small library is composed entirely of books on the subject. He has also developed a passion for a beautiful model who lives nearby -- a woman who would not look at him twice. Both landlady and lodger inhabit weird worlds of their own. But when reality intrudes into Mix's life, a long pent-up violence explodes
Summary
Mix Cellini is superstitious about the number 13. In musty St. Blaise House, there are thirteen steps down to the landing below his rooms, which he keeps spick and span. His elderly landlady, Gwendolen Chawcer, was born in St. Blaise House, and lives her life through her library, so she cannot see the decay and neglect around her. The Notting Hill neighborhood has changed radically over the last fifty years, and 10 Rillington Place, where the notorious John Christie committed a series of murders, has been torn down. Mix is obsessed with the life of Christie; both landlady and lodger inhabit weird worlds of their own. But when reality intrudes into Mix's life, a long pent-up violence explodes
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
135452
Cataloging source
TEFBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rendell, Ruth
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murderers
  • Serial murders
  • Landlord and tenant
Target audience
adult
Label
Thirteen steps down : a novel, Ruth Rendell
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14333780
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781400098422
Lccn
2005000750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (PPL)8878184FC170435F8F7E834DDBA491CC
  • (OCoLC)ocm57506832
  • (OCoLC)57506832
Label
Thirteen steps down : a novel, Ruth Rendell
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14333780
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781400098422
Lccn
2005000750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (PPL)8878184FC170435F8F7E834DDBA491CC
  • (OCoLC)ocm57506832
  • (OCoLC)57506832

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