"Rendell’s psychological insights are so absorbing, it’s easy to forget what a superb plotter she is" (The Times
"The most brilliant mystery novelist of our time" (Patricia Cornwell
"One of the greatest novelists presently at work in our language... A writer whose work should be read by anyone who either enjoys a brilliant mystery – or distinguished literature" (Scott Turow
A collection of nine short crime and horror stories from the bestselling mystery writer Ruth Rendell, including an appearance by one of the crime genre's most popular characters: Detective Chief Inspector Reg Wexford. A chilling insight into the seemingly ordinary human mind and its potential for psychopathic violence.