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Dark Corners

(2015)
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A spectacularly compelling story of blackmail, murders both accidental and opportunistic, and one life's fateful unravelling from Ruth Rendell, writing at her most acute and mesmerising.

When his father dies, Carl Martin inherits a house in an increasingly rich and trendy London neighbourhood. Carl needs cash, however, so he rents the upstairs room and kitchen to the first person he interviews, Dermot McKinnon. That was colossal mistake number one. Mistake number two was keeping his father's bizarre collection of homoeopathic "cures" that he found in the medicine cabinet, including a stash of controversial diet pills. Mistake number three was selling fifty of those diet pills to a friend, who is then found dead.

Dermot seizes a nefarious opportunity and begins to blackmail Carl, refusing to pay rent and creepily invading Carl's space.

Ingeniously weaving together two storylines that finally merge in one shocking turn, Ruth Rendell describes one man's spiral into darkness - and murder - as he falls victim to a diabolical foe he cannot escape.

In Rendell's dark and atmospheric tale of psychological suspense, we encounter mistaken identity, kidnap, blackmail, and a cast of characters who are so real that we come to know them better than we know ourselves. Infused with her distinctive blend of wry humour, acute observation and deep humanity, this is Rendell at her most memorable and best.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Unequivocally the most brilliant crime writer of our time." - Patricia Cornwell


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Used availability for Ruth Rendell's Dark Corners

Hardback Editions

January 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Dark Corners
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-62899-819-9 / 978-1-62899-819-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dark Corners
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0-09-195924-1 / 978-0-09-195924-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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October 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dark Corners: A Novel
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-5011-1942-7 / 978-1-5011-1942-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dark Corners: A Novel
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-5011-1943-5 / 978-1-5011-1943-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dark Corners
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-78475-234-7 / 978-1-78475-234-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dark Corners
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-78475-235-5 / 978-1-78475-235-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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October 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dark Corners
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0-385-68585-8 / 978-0-385-68585-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dark Corners
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0-09-195925-X / 978-0-09-195925-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dark Corners
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dark Corners
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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October 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dark Corners
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Corners
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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October 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Corners: A Novel
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   


October 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Corners
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU