Couldn t be pleased with itRuth Rendell s crafted realistic stories dig
down deep into "Average Men And Women S Daily Problems "men and women s daily problems neurotic deep into the average men and women s daily problems their neurotic their multi layered relationships A master in creating suspense as well as revealing the worst in all of us And she does all this without wasting a single word like a sculptor rids of the unnecessary marble leaving only all that mattersHighly recommended to anyone those are brilliant short stories for any taste Short stories can either be a hit or a total miss for the reader and the author It is like treading on thin ice if one may say Personally I have never been a fan of short stories especially those with a loose end where the reader is kept guessing as to what really happened at the end Hence it was with much trepidation that I started reading this book by Ruth Rendell To say that the stories were good would be an understatement They were excellent dark malicious revengeful hateful and suspenseful with slight undertones of humor A total of 22 enjoyable short stories and 5 classic Inspector Wexford cases Though some of these stories were written way back in the 70s and 80s they are far from boring and as good as her novels A few of the stories that i really enjoyed reading are You Can t Be Too Careful Almost Human Divided We Stand Ginger and the Kingsmarkham Chalk Circle A Glowing Future A needle for the Devil Recommended for anyone with an interest in short stories Looking forward to reading up some of Rendell s other novels to. EvilThe Fever Tr. ,
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I don t know how many times I ve written this but I adore Ruth Rendell and every word she writes Loved reading so many of her stories in a row they really show off her range and her deep and startling knowledge of human psychology A fabulous collection of some of Ruth Rendell s very best short stories She has written many short stories over the years and she is one of the very best
It s a real discipline a highly skilled craft to writes a real discipline a highly skilled craft to write good short story and Rendell really knows how to do it With such a large collection of stories some are bound to be better than others but all of them a readable and many are thought provoking This is probably the book I d take to a desert island Koplowitz 2010 I have been reading these stories off and on for months very good I am sure I had read each before in Rendell s individual books but really didn t remember them so an excellent reread A huge and varied selection of short stories by a crime master Some short Wexford gems along with other new characters up to nefarious activities These are getting a little dated now but still fun summer reading Ruth Rendell s short fiction is every bit as good as her novel length work and "there are several superb examples in this collection previously published in three separate volumesMeans of Evil is "are several superb examples in this collection previously published in three separate volumesMeans of Evil is collection of Inspector Wexford stories while the other two sets feature Rendell s darker and fascinating suspense pieces The award winning story The Fallen Curtain is one of her most powerful and effective piece.
ContentsThe Falle. S A Case of Coincidence The Double and You #Can t Be too Careful are other standouts but these are all great storiesIf you haven t read Rendell #t Be too Careful are other standouts but these are all great storiesIf you haven t read Rendell this is an excellent introduction to her work And if you re already a Rendell fan you probably have these stories already These are tales to be read and reread and enjoyed endlessly very good short stories collected herei find most of the stories unpredictable and theyContentsThe Falle.
satisfy myselfand i do the second collection Means of Evil or should I say Inspector Wexford A true Mastress of short storiesSo far readPart 1 The Fallen Curtain The Fallen Curtain People Don t Do Such Things A Bad Heart You Can t Be Too Careful The Double The Venus Fly Trap The Clinging Woman The Vinegar MotherTo read The Fall o a Coin Almost Human Divided We StandPart 2 Means of Evil Means of Evil Old Wives Tales Ginger and the Kingsmarkham Chalk Circle Achilles Heel When the Wedding Was OverPart 3 The Fever Tree The Fever Tree The Dreadful Day of Judgement A Glowing Future An Outside Interest A Case of Coincidence Thornapple May and June A Needle for the Devil Front Seat Paintbox Place The Wrong CategoryPart 4 The New Girl Friend The New Girl Friend A Dark Blue Perfume The Orchard Walls Harte s House Bribery and Corruption The Whistler The Convolvulus Clock Loopy Fen Hall Father s Day The Green Road to uephanda This collectionReally Satisfy Myselfand I Do
of short stories are all involve murders many a case of they got their ust desserts I foundshort stories are all involve murders many a case of they got their ust desserts I found this book literally by accident and N CurtainMeans of.