Dark Corners

Dark Corners

by Ruth Rendell and Ric Jerrom

CD-Audio Publication Date: 22/10/2015

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A spectacularly compelling story of blackmail, murders both accidental and opportunistic, and of one life's fateful unraveling from Ruth Rendell, writing at her most acute and mesmerising.When his father dies, Carl Martin inherits a house in an increasingly rich and trendy London neighbourhood. Carl needs cash, however, so he rents the upstairs room and kitchen to the first person he interviews, Dermot McKinnon. That was colossal mistake number one. Mistake number two was keeping his father's bizarre collection of homoeopathic "cures" that he found in the medicine cabinet, including a stash of controversial diet pills. Mistake number three was selling fifty of those diet pills to a friend, who is then found dead.Dermot seizes a nefarious opportunity and begins to blackmail Carl, refusing to pay rent, and creepily invading Carl's space. Ingeniously weaving together two storylines that finally merge in one shocking turn, Ruth Rendell describes one man's spiral into darkness - and murder - as he falls victim to a diabolical foe he cannot escape.In Rendell's dark and atmospheric tale of psychological suspense, we encounter mistaken identity, kidnap, blackmail, and a cast of characters who are so real that we come to know them better than we know ourselves. Infused with her distinctive blend of wry humour, acute observation and deep humanity, this is Rendell at her most memorable and best.
ISBN:
9781489017543
9781489017543
Category:
Crime & criminology
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
22-10-2015
Publisher:
BOLINDA PUBLISHING PTY LTD
Weight:
0.5kg
Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell was one of the great crime writers.

Her books -notable for their careful psychological observation, as well as their gripping plots - have sold over 20 million copies worldwide, and she won numerous awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in crime writing.

In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. Ruth Rendell died in May 2015

Ric Jerrom

Ric Jerrom is an actor, writer and highly established audiobook narrator. He is a leading performer and director with the UK comedy theatre ensemble, Natural Theatre Company.

He has narrated a number of titles from big-name authors including Ruth Rendell, Patrick O’Brian and Barbara Taylor Bradford.

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