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Thirteen Steps Down by Ruth Rendell
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Apr 20, 15

This riff on the Christie case finds two delusional characters sharing a house in West London (in the shadow of the now demolished Rillington Place). A bloody murder occurs and the two of them are gradually drawn into confrontation.

There are a number of things about this book I didn't like - an overly pat ending, an unnecessary ghost and the fact that all the characters outside the house seem too inter-connected. However it does give a great sense of West London (although, despite what the text says, they don't publish the London Evening Standard on a Saturday) and some delicious lashings of dark humour.

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