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Portobello

Author: Ruth Rendell
Publisher: London : Hutchinson, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Portobello area of West London has a rich personality - vibrant, brilliant in colour, noisy, with graffiti that approach art, bizarre and splendid. An indefinable edge to it adds a spice of danger. There is nothing safe about Portobello. Eugene Wren inherited an art gallery from his father near an arcade that now sells cashmere, handmade soaps and children's clothes. But he decided to move to a more upmarket  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 9780091925840 0091925843 0091925851 9780091925857 9780099538639 0099538636
OCLC Number: 244314490
Description: 278 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Ruth Rendell.

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With this captivating novel, the reigning queen of crime fiction establishes that an unsolved murder is not a necessary ingredient of a suspense-filled mystery ... Her deft sculpturing of characters' Read more...

 
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A Gritty Page Turner

by RachelHM (WorldCat user published 2010-02-16) Very Good Permalink

I found this to be an atmospheric and cleverly plotted tale with persuasive characters, plenty of style and many a wry reflection on the human condition. Ruth Rendell's mastery of the thriller genre in my eyes is unsurpassed as she has a mesmerizing capacity to shock, chill and disturb - right up...
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