One Across, Two Down

One Across, Two Down

Book - 2001 | 1st Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard ed
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Two things interest Stanley Manning: crossword puzzles and the substantial sum his wife stands to inherit when his mother-in-law dies. Otherwise, life at 61 Lanchester Road is a living hell, for she lives with them now and will stop at nothing to tear their marriage apart. One afternoon, Stanley lends death a helping hand. But very soon after the deed is done, he finds that his actions may cost him.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2001, c1971
Edition: 1st Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard ed
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY REN PBK
Characteristics: 192 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780375704949
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acseligman Jun 02, 2014

I've been on a Ruth Rendell kick lately. I like the Inspector Wexford novels, but actually like the others better, as well as the one book of short stories that I've tried. But of all of them, this is the best! If you're a Patricia Highsmith fan, you'll love this. I couldn't put it down, while it was simultaneously excruciating. And an excellent (I thought) ending, which can be hard to pull off.

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