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The Ribs of Death

The Ribs of Death

(1967)
(The Crystal Crow)
(The first book in the Ribs of Death series)
A novel by

 
My worst nightmare, which I get every two or three years, originated, I believe, when some well-meaning adult took me at the age of three for a ride in a fairground bumper-car. The nightmare consists of an endless, helpless ride, culminating in a crash from which, of course, I wake. As it was, when I came to, I thought that I was asleep and dreaming.I rolled back in my seat and watched the landscape hurtle towards me, in a state of dreamy euphoria. I was, positively enjoying my nightmare, quite sorry to think that in the end I'd have to wake.The awakening came rather sooner than I expected. "Coming around, are you?""Ummm," I croaked through the wide piece of surgical plaster which bound my, jaws together."I'm so glad to hear it.. Do you, know, my father - who was a complete megalomaniac - used to make my mother go out with him on his rounds. He was always slightly drunk, and a reckless driver at best. She was sick with terror every time . . . I used to promise myself that once, just once, I'd take him out and scare him sick. But of course I never got the chance. He did it once too often and killed them both. Still, it's some compensation to do it now to you."

 
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Hardback Editions

March 1985 : UK Hardback
Title: Ribs of Death
Author(s): Joan Aiken
ISBN: 0-86025-255-8 / 978-0-86025-255-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ian Henry Publications Ltd
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February 1975 : UK Hardback
Title: Ribs of Death ([Gollancz vintage thriller])
Author(s): Joan Aiken
ISBN: 0-575-01915-8 / 978-0-575-01915-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Ribs of Death
Author(s): Joan Aiken
ISBN: 1-4719-1677-4 / 978-1-4719-1677-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Murder Room
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May 1975 : USA Paperback
Title: The Crystal Crow
Author(s): Joan Aiken
ISBN: 0-671-78956-2 / 978-0-671-78956-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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Audio Editions

April 1992 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Ribs of Death: Unabridged (Soundings/6 Audio Cassettes)
Author(s): Joan Aiken
ISBN: 1-85496-583-2 / 978-1-85496-583-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

December 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Ribs of Death
Author(s): Joan Aiken
Publisher: Orion
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December 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Ribs of Death
Author(s): Joan Aiken
Publisher: The Murder Room
Availability: Amazon UK   



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