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Publisher Description

INCLUDES AN EXCERPT OF RENDELL’S FINAL NOVEL, DARK CORNERS

Is it dangerous to know too much about your neighbors?

When Stuart Font throws a housewarming party, he invites all the residents of his new building—among them, three flippant young girls, a lonely spinster, a man with a passion for classical history, and a woman determined to drink herself to death. He definitely does not want his girlfriend, Claudia, in attendance, as he would also have to invite her lawyer husband. But careful planning can only get a person so far. As it turns out, this party will be one everyone remembers.

Meanwhile, living in a town house opposite Stuart’s building, in reclusive isolation, is a young, beautiful Asian woman known as Tigerlily. As though from some strange urban fairy tale, she emerges infrequently to exert a terrible spell.

In Tigerlily’s Orchids, Ruth Rendell has written a darkly humorous and psychologically thrilling novel about the eccentric inhabitants of a London terrace—about the secrets they keep, and what they will do to hide them.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2011
June 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
3.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Opinionated in NY ,

Most enjoyable

Rendell writes intelligently and wittily. Usually, I have no patience with the backing and filling with inconsequential detail common to most crime/ mystery literature. There is none if that here. Rather, Rendell portrays a complex set of personalities and psyches. She shows rather than tells.

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