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One Across, Two Down - Ruth Rendell
1971 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Hutchinson in London
A VG++ book in unclipped dust jacket
Small neat owner name to endpaper, no stamps or dedications etc
The jacket shows sunning to spine and light rubs to extremities, clena and tidy

A solid copy of an title and priced well below retail value
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A Dark Adapted Eye - Barbara Vine
1986 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Viking, London
A near fine book in VG++ unclipped dustwrapper
The book has no names etc, clean and tight
The jacket has no loss or tears, light rubs to extremities

The authors first book under this name
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A Sight for Sore Eyes - Ruth Rendell
1998 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A fine book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper (£16.99)
No names etc, clean and tight, appears unread
The jacket has no loss but a rub to one foredege tip

A nice clean example
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Means of Evil - SIGNED - Ruth Rendell
1979 English hardcover first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dustcover
Signed on the title page by the author
A clean and tight book with a nice clean wrapper

A rare book signed
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Shake Hands for Ever - Ruth Rendell
1975 English hardcover first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust jacket
The book has no names or stamps etc, one light tape ghost mark to endpaper
The wrapper shows some shelf wear to edges, closed tear to foredege, still clean and bright
Wexford looks into the case of a body found strangled on the bed

A solid copy of a scarce early title and very much below market value
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A Judgement in Stone - Ruth Rendell
1977 British hardcover first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A VG++ book in VG++ unclipped dust jacket
There are no names or stampls in the book and it remains tight and square
Light ocassional tan to edges
The dust jacket is clean and bright with no loss or tears, hint of spine fade

A nice copy of an 'early title' and a rare book
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Adam and Eve and Pinch Me - SIGNED - Ruth Rendell
2001 English hardcover 1st edition, 1st impression, Hutchinson
Signed on the title page by the author
A fine book in fine unclipped dust jacket
No other names or dedications
The jacket is undamaged, clean and bright

No common signed and a nice copy
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The Blood Doctor - Barbara Vine
2002 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Viking, London
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dust wrapper
A scarce book due to a small print run

A nice copy
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The Keys to the Street
1996 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A fine book in fine unclipped dustwrapper
No names - tight and square
The jacket is clean with no loss or tears

A solid clean copy and a 1st edition delivered for half original cover price !
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The Fever Tree & Other Stories
1982 English hardcover first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dust wrapper
Previous owner name and initials to endpaper
Tight and square, jacket without loss or tears, hint of spine fade as ever with this title

A nice clean copy of short stories previously uncollected
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The Speaker of Mandarin
1983 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dust jacket
No previous owner names, tight and square
The wrapper has no loss or tears
Inspector Wexford goes to China

A nice clean copy
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The Tree of Hands - Ruth Rendell
1984 English hardback first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dust wrapper
No names or stamps etc
The wrapper has no loss or tears
A classic mystery which won the coveted CWA Silver Dagger Award

A tidy example
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The New Girl Friend and Other Short Stories
1985 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A fine book in fine unclipped dustwrapper
Clean and tight, jacket undamaged
No previous owner markings

Superb tales from the mistress of suspense
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Heartstones
1987 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dust wrapper
No names etc, clean tidy wrapper

A solid clean copy
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Collected Short Stories
1987 UK hardback first thus Hutchinson, London
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper
Clean and tight, jacket undamaged

A compendium containing the books - Fallen Curtain, Means of Evil, Fever Tree and New Girl Friend. 536 pages !
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The Fallen Curtain
1976 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A near fine book in VG++ unclipped dust wrapper
No names, inscriptions etc
The jacket shows no loss, clean and bright

A clean copy of a scarce early title
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The Lake of Darkness
1980 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A VG book in VG price clipped dustwrapper
NO names or inscriptions etc, tight and square
Jacket is lightly tanned, light spine fade, no loss or tears

A solid copy and a bargain !
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Simisola
1994 British hardback first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A fine book in near fine unclipped dust jacket
No names or stamps etc to book
The jacket is clean and bright with no loss or tears

A lovely clean copy of an Inspector Wexford mystery and a bargain !
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Piranha to Scurfy - Ruth Rendell
2000 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A fine unread book in fine unclipped dust jacket
NO names or stamps etc, tight and square
The wrapper has no loss or tears

A lovely clean 'as new' example
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The Killing Doll - Ruth Rendell
1984 English hardcover 1st edition, 1st impression, Hutchinson
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dust cover
No previous owner names, clean pages and tightly bound
The jacket is undamaged, clean and bright
No longer easy to find in this condition
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An Unkindness of Ravens
1985 British hardcover first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dust jacket
No names or stamps etc to book
The dustcover is clean and bright with no loss or tears
A lovely clean copy of an Inspector Wexford mystery and a bargain !
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Blood lines and Other Short Stories
1995 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper
Clean and tight, the jacket has minor unobtrusive wear to tips
A solid clean copy and a 1st edition delivered for half original cover price !
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The Face of Trespass - Ruth Rendell
1974 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust wrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket shows no loss or tears, just minor shelf rubbing
A very scarce title
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Some Lie and Some Die - SIGNED - Ruth Rendell
1973 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A VG++ book in VG++ unclipped dustwrapper
SIGNED on the title page by the author
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket shows no loss, clean and bright
A nice copy of a scarce early title priced well below market value
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Master of the Moor - SIGNED - Ruth Rendell
1982 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
Signed on the title page by the author
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dust jacket
No other names or stamps etc, tight and square
The wrapper has no loss or tears

A nice copy in collectable condition
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A Guilty Thing Surprised - Ruth Rendell
1970 British hardcover first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust cover
Tight and solid, light touch of tan
Neat name to endpaper but no inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket shows a bit of shelf rubbing to extremities

A nice copy of a scarce early title priced well below market value
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Shake Hands for Ever - SIGNED - Ruth Rendell
1975 English hardback first edition, first impression published by Hutchinson in London
Signed on the title page by the author
A VG++ book in VG+ unclipped dust jacket
No stamps, bookplates or names and the like
The wrapper is clean, no loss, very minor rubs to tips

A decent copy in collectable condition and not common signed
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The Lake of Darkness - SIGNED - Ruth Rendell
1980 British hardcover first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
Signed on the title page by the author
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper
Clean solid text block and boards
No inscriptions or stamps etc
The wrapper is clean and tidy with no chips or tears

A collectable copy
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Brief Biography
RENDELL, Ruth. British. Born in London, 17 February 1930. Educated at Loughton High School, Essex. Married Donald Rendell in 1950 (divorced); remarried in 1977; one son. Reporter and Sub-Editor, Express and Independent Newspapers, West Essex. 1948-52. Recipient; Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award, for short story, 1975, 1984; Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger, 1977; Arts Council National Book Award. 1981; Arts Council bursary, 1981; Popular Culture Association Award, 1983.

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