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The Copper Peacock by [Rendell, Ruth]
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3.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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"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)

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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 369 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital; New Ed edition (31 Oct. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0047DVUK0
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #275,052 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
In these short stories Rendell shows her great ability to create memoravble characters from mad, cat loving women to condescending writers who irk the reader.  I found this particular collection of nine stories mostly predictable, unsettling and the ending of some left open ended.  I am currently discouraged in reading further novels by this author.  However if you were a fan of the eighties show Tales of The Unexpected   
I am sure you will enjoy these stories.  
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By A Customer on 18 July 2001
Format: Paperback
Ruth Rendell is a truely gifted crime fiction writer and when reading her books you always feel as if there is going to be a twist in the tale. The nine short stories in this book are not, in my opinion, among her best. However, after reading them you do begin to think about how ordinary events can have a significant impact on your life. The story which gives it's name to the title of the book is an example of this. A tale of how a man's opinion of another human being can change so completely due to one action, the gift of a copper peacock, leaves you feeling uneasy.
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Format: Paperback
uhm...usually I like Ruth Rendell but in this book I had just found 1 novel that was quite ok..the others..no way. they were soooo strange....
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