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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (498 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Rendell Narrator: Julian Glover Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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In a gloomy cellar, the figure of a palely beautiful woman makes no move when the man advances on her from the shadows, puts his hands around her neck and strangles her....

Two men rent flats in the same house, but their paths rarely cross. Arthur Johnson is quiet, 50 and a bachelor. No-one knows of the dark lusts that bind Arthur to the pale lady in the cellar, that compel him to kill again and again. Anthony Johnson is a young student studying psychopathic tendencies, going to lectures and writing a thesis. His lover is trying to make up her mind whether she wants to stay with her husband or leave him to be with Anthony....

In 1976 this acclaimed novel by Ruth Rendell was the winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jumanah Sa | 12/10/2013

    " Shit on a stick! Terrible i truly hated it! Dont read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 11/15/2013

    " A standard suspense novel made more interesting in that it's told from the perspective of the killer. The final twist at the end was a nice touch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/11/2013

    " As usual, the author creates a suspenseful scenario and people it with characters that are lifelike in their eccentricities and problems. An intense story that is absorbing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Biddy | 9/25/2013

    " Interesting to read a book that is from inside the killers mind rather than the cop solving it. Made me think of an old landlord of mine back in the 80's who lived at the top of the house and was rather creepy too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ray Hewitt | 7/10/2013

    " First one i read. Typical "Psycho"-ization. They only got better from this point on! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pete Hansen | 6/11/2013

    " i started this but did not finish. Subject too creepy for me... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 4/10/2013

    " so far, very very creepy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ange | 2/11/2013

    " Delightful. Just a thriller. Fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 1/13/2013

    " This is my favorite work of Rendell's (probably her shortest book as well). She creates a very creepy portrayal of the main protagonist Arthur Johnson, who has more than a few skeletons in his closet. If you are looking for a quick and thrilling read, this comes highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerald | 3/6/2012

    " Rendell violates many of the "rules" about mysteries, but she's a writer who can do this and make it work, and work exceptionally well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 2/19/2012

    " A page-turner but very creepy. I'm guessing it's not her best, but her writing is so good, I want to read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lili | 2/11/2012

    " I have yet to read a poor Ruth Rendell mystery. in fact I have enjoyed reading them all. Not all at once but over the years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/9/2011

    " Even in this early novel, Rendell's brilliance shines. She is the master of psychological suspense and that creepy feel of foreboding throughout! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stven | 11/26/2011

    " This is not the best of Ruth Rendell's many excellent novels, but neither is it at all a poor novel. From 1976, it shows its age a bit. Perhaps it is only the absence of a compelling sympathetic character that leaves it feeling less than top-drawer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 11/13/2011

    " I need to stop reading Ruth Rendell books at bedtime. I can't put them down til I have read them cover to cover in one go, and it is ruining my sleep patterns. :P "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 7/25/2011

    " Creepy. A great quick read when you want something disturbing without too much gore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 6/16/2011

    " Coldhearted, strict aunties are as much to blame for killings in some Rendell books as the killers themselves. Good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisette | 5/2/2011

    " I have only read two of Ruth Rendell books. This was a short one with a great story and really neat resolution. As always it was a bit dark but not too disturbing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim Bailey | 4/29/2011

    " Starts out very slowly. Finely gathers a little steam. Ironic twist at end. My overall feeling after reading the book was disappointment. Not that great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerald | 3/27/2011

    " Rendell violates many of the "rules" about mysteries, but she's a writer who can do this and make it work, and work exceptionally well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ray | 3/17/2011

    " First one i read. Typical "Psycho"-ization. They only got better from this point on! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pete | 10/14/2010

    " i started this but did not finish. Subject too creepy for me... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 8/9/2009

    " Starts out very slowly. Finely gathers a little steam. Ironic twist at end. My overall feeling after reading the book was disappointment. Not that great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisette | 11/20/2008

    " I have only read two of Ruth Rendell books. This was a short one with a great story and really neat resolution. As always it was a bit dark but not too disturbing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 10/14/2008

    " so far, very very creepy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 9/13/2008

    " Creepy. A great quick read when you want something disturbing without too much gore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laila | 9/3/2008

    " Rendell is SO GOOD! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stven | 5/28/2008

    " This is not the best of Ruth Rendell's many excellent novels, but neither is it at all a poor novel. From 1976, it shows its age a bit. Perhaps it is only the absence of a compelling sympathetic character that leaves it feeling less than top-drawer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 5/25/2008

    " This is my favorite work of Rendell's (probably her shortest book as well). She creates a very creepy portrayal of the main protagonist Arthur Johnson, who has more than a few skeletons in his closet. If you are looking for a quick and thrilling read, this comes highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Uma | 4/24/2008

    " An interesting page turner, the story of the mannequin victim..........but I was rather stabbed with dissapointment when I got to page 59 and found that the body of a mouse was referred to as a corpse!
    Despite that, a light quick read that was entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 3/18/2007

    " A standard suspense novel made more interesting in that it's told from the perspective of the killer. The final twist at the end was a nice touch. "

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About the Author
Author Ruth RendellRuth Rendell has been awarded three Edgars for best novel by the Mystery Writers of America, as well as the Grand Master Award. In England, the Crime Writers’ Association has honoured her with two Gold Dagger Awards for best novel, a Silver Dagger, and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer.