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by Ruth Rendell

eBook One Across Two Down ePub
Author: Ruth Rendell
Language: English
ISBN: 055325975X
ISBN13: 978-0553259759
Publisher: Bantam (August 1, 1974)
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 364
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ePub file: 1138 kb
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Daily Telegraph (London). One Across, Two Down.

She is a writer whose work should be read by anyone who enjoys either brilliant mystery-or distinguished literature. Daily Telegraph (London). Ruth Rendell is the recipient of three Edgar Awards, four Gold Daggers, the Commander of the British Empire Award, and the most prestigious Edgar of them all, the Grand Master Award. Also by ruth rendell.

One Across, Two Down book. In One Across, Two Down, master crime writer Ruth Rendell describes a man whose strained sanity and stained reputation transform him from a witless loser into a killer afraid of his own shadow. Mischievously plotted, smart, maddeningly entertaining, One Across, Two Down is a dark delight-classic Rendell.

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Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE (née Grasemann; 17 February 1930 – 2 May 2015), was an English .

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE (née Grasemann; 17 February 1930 – 2 May 2015), was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries. Other adaptations are Diary of the Dead (1976), from the book One Across, Two Down; the 1997 Pedro Almodóvar film Live Flesh; The Tree of Hands, directed by Giles Foster for Granada with Lauren Bacall (. title: "Innocent Victim"); and another version of The Tree of Hands, Betty Fisher et autres histoires (2001, .

One across, two down. by. Rendell, Ruth, 1930-2015.

In One Across, Two Down, master crime writer Ruth Rendell describes a man whose strained sanity and stained reputation transform him from a witless loser into a killer afraid of his own shadow. About One Across, Two Down. Two things interest Stanley Manning: crossword puzzles, and the substantial sum his wife Vera stands to inherit when his mother-in-law dies. Otherwise, life at 61 Lanchester Road is a living hell

In One Across, Two Down, master crime writer Ruth Rendell describes a man whose strained sanity and stained reputation transform him from a witless loser into a killer afraid of his own shadow. Hardcover Paperback Kindle. At age 83, Ruth has already completed a vast library of books including 24 novels in the Inspector Wexford series, 26 standalone novels, two novellas, 14 novels written under the pen name Barbara Vine, nine short-story collections, one uncollected short story, one children’s fiction, and three nonfiction novels.

Vera, who lives with her invalid mother and idle husband, struggles to find peace amid domestic strife
Jonariara
Stanley Manning is a lazy good-for-nothing with a shady past, who can’t hold on to a job and whose only interest is crossword puzzles and whose dream is to get rich. He lives with his downtrodden wife, Vera and her wealthy mother, Maud, a recent stroke victim who despises Stanley as much as he does her.
After Stanley realizes that his wife stands to inherit a large sum of money when Maud dies, the wheels begin to turn in his nasty little mind.
This often humorous novel is, as is typical of Rendell’s work, a suspenseful psychological study, replete with her trademark ironies.
Keel
I can't really add to those excellent reviews already written but to say I had great difficulty putting this book down. This 1971 novel of Rendell's is somewhat different than her later works -- perhaps due to more (albeit, dark) humor injected, as we laugh at the bumbling, evil, greedy, and stupid Stanley Manning. There were a few twists which were foreshadowed early in the story. I thought the ending appropriate and fairly satisfying.
Brialelis
Once again Rendell has given us what we have come to expect from her: this time a character with no redeeming qualities unless we count the ability to construct crossword puzzles in his head! In the end, however even this ability contributes to his downfall. Here we find another reason we like Rendell's books: the "bad guys" always get their comeuppance. Another good read...
Erennge
Thought I'd read all of Ruth Rendell's novels but recently stumbled upon this one. SO good!
Thetalas
Such enjoyment of every book Rendell wrote. I get sad as each one ends. Stanley Manning was a rich and selfish character. He reminded me of Trump - no redeeming values!
Dranar
This is one of Ruth Rendell's early novels (first published in 1971), a bleak foray into greed and despair. Stanly and Vera live in a North London suburd along with Vera's mother, the caustic Maud, who hates her deadbeat son-in-law with a passion. The feelings are mutual from Stanley, who is constantly planning Maud's demise when he is not obsessed with his favorite hobby - crossword puzzles. As in most Rendell novels, there are few likable characters here with the exception of Vera, the long-suffering wife. In a way, each character gets what they want, but the hands of fate have ways of playing them out in unexpected ways. There is a pervailing atmosphere of doom and gloom that gets darker as the novel progresses and Rendell may get the reader to gain a little sympathy toward Stanley, which is quite an accomplishment.
Bukelv
This author ALWAYS creates a mental picture of the crime and does it so well that the reader suffers along with the miscreant.
Ruth Rendell knows how to create characters, take the reader through a maze of plot lines and by the end of the novel leaves you satisfied with having been teased, tortured and transported.
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