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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,431 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Rendell Narrator: Ric Jerrom Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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Mix Cellini (which he pronounces with an S rather than a C) is superstitious about the number 13 and has always felt dogged by ill-luck. In the house where he lives, there are 13 steps down to the landing below his rooms. His landlady lives her life almost exclusively through her library, blind to the neglect and decay around her. However, Mix is obsessed with the life of the notorious John Christie, who lived in the same Notting Hill neighbourhood at 10 Rillington Place, and Mix has developed a passion for a beautiful woman who lives nearby.... Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/12/2014

    " I just re-read this, as I was trapped in the house without a book...Rendell is just fabulous. She's one of the true masters of the genre, and like Highsmith, a master of creeping dread and a sickening feeling that all is about to go off-kilter. With a few brushstrokes, she breathes life into very minor characters--in this case, Queenie, Olive, Tom, Darel, etc.--and lavishes attention on her major ones. I finished the book with a profound sense of just how quickly things can go horribly wrong when one lacks even an iota of self-awareness. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laudy Issa | 2/5/2014

    " I enjoyed this book, to a certain extent. What I liked about it was the insight it gave me on a distured pyschopath's mind and the eerie tone that set up the right mood! What I didn't enjoy, though, was the slow pace that the events progressed at and at some point, I got really bored... But then again, Rendell got the hair on my head to stand up by the end! It isn't the best book I've read so far, but it isn't the worst either. Despite the great pyschological analysing done, and the good aspects that make this book a thriller, I wouldn't recommend it for Reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lili | 2/2/2014

    " 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 Rheba Smith | 2/2/2014

    " This was an interesting read. It really got into the minds of the characters. I can't go into detail, although it isn't really a mystery. The ending is very ironic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Boyles | 1/21/2014

    " I enjoy Ruth Rendell's Brittish crime novels, and this is one of my favorites. It is creepy and keeps you guessing. Another great vacation read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 1/12/2014

    " Ms. Rendell had ticked all the boxes again. Creepy and atmospheric. She is so good at setting the stage. While her characters are not at all lovable, she lets you know how they got there. I don't think I would ever say no to another Rendell book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzie | 1/7/2014

    " Young man on his own in London is obsessed by a supermodel, and by the killer Christie. What could possibly go wrong? Another satisfying Rendell mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sadie | 1/7/2014

    " Fun mystery book. Rendall is famous for her dark humor and her deft handling of the British murder mystery. A good read for anyone interested in this genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 11/30/2013

    " Rendell delivers another fine story. Much of the action takes place inside the characters heads where fantasies and superstitions prevail. Also emphasizes the multi-culturalism of modern London, a theme of many of her recent works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/16/2013

    " Oh, Ruth Rendell, you are one of my favorite British mystery authors. You are so deliciously creepy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alison | 8/4/2013

    " Sorry, I'm abandoning this one. I think I've become spoiled by reading all these literary masterpieces. I can't get into this one. I've read 100 of about 300 pages. I may come back to it later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 7/10/2013

    " What happens when someone's on the edge of sanity, is obsessed with a serial killer who lived (and killed) in his neighborhood 50 years before, and a gorgeous supermodel whose path crosses his just enough that he thinks he has a chance with her?? Creepy but good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 sheila | 4/13/2013

    " all ruth rendell books are great. they are british mysteries which sometimes feature a particular detective, but most are phycological thrillers/mysteries. she is a prolific writer who has written tons of books and my goal is to read all of them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Phil Griffin | 2/23/2013

    " Just finished listening on the commute back and forth to the Capitol. Good reading, but the story was not up to Rendell's best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pete Loveday | 1/10/2013

    " This is a most peculiar book and not at all what I expected from this author. The main character, Cellini, is obsessed with historic gruesome murders and the story depicts his ultimate journey into madness. I felt for Chawcer and her end, but in all not a nice read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maria Kinsley | 11/29/2012

    " I really hated this book. It was creepy at first, but mostly it was incredibly dull. I could not wait for it to be over. I think I should stick to actual mysteries rather than psychological suspense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 10/27/2012

    " I really like Ruth Rendell's work, but this was not one of her better books. Maybe because it was an e-book, the formatting was off, but there was a lot of head-hopping. The pace was much slower than I usually like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 10/16/2012

    " Stand-alone mystery (not part of series). Very dark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda S. | 9/27/2012

    " Nobody gets into the psychology of a murderer like Ruth Rendell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 9/13/2012

    " Excellent thriller. When true love isn't...ghosts...serial murderers....what's not to like? "

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About the Author
Author Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell (1930–2015) wrote more than sixty novels in a career spanning fifty years. She won numerous awards for her writing, including three Edgars—the highest accolade from Mystery Writers of America—as well as four Gold Daggers and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre from England’s prestigious Crime Writer’s Association. She was also the winner of the MWA Grand Master Award. A longtime member of the House of Lords, she lived in London.

About the Narrator

Ric Jerrom is an actor, writer, and director. He has also narrated audiobooks in genres from classics to romantic fiction to suspense, winning three AudioFile Earphones Awards and placing as a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.