Piranha to Scurfy

Piranha to Scurfy

And Other Stories

eBook - 2002
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Random House, Inc.
Nine deliciously frightening and exquisitely crafted tales of psychological terror from Ruth Rendell.

A self-appointed critic reads books only to catch out their errors of fact and usage, which he points out to their authors in vicious letters: Then one day he comes upon a book that attacks him. An elderly woman finally avenges herself on the man who raped her sixty years before. An idyllic village in the English countryside offers newcomers its own peculiar kind of hospitality and exacts a terrible price on those who reject it. Delivering high-voltage shocks with the elegance of a Henry James, Piranha to Scurfy is further evidence of Ruth Rendell’s mastery of any form she puts her hand to.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Baker & Taylor
A lonely man spends his time writing scathingly critical letters to newly published authors in memory of his mother, buried in his garden, in the title story in a collection of short fiction that also includes "The Wink" about a woman who waits a lifetime for revenge, "Catamount," and "High Mysterious Union," a gripping tale of obsession and violence. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2002, c2000
Edition: 1st Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard ed
ISBN: 0307427269 (electronic bk.)
9780307427267 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC RENDELL
Characteristics: 1 online resource (186 p.)


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