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Ruth Rendell is widely considered to be crime fiction's reigning queen, with a remarkable career spanning more than forty years. Now, in "Portobello, "she delivers a captivating and intricate tale that weaves together the troubled lives of several people in the gentrified neighborhood of London's Notting Hill.
Walking to the shops one day, fifty-year-old Eugene Wren discovers an envelope on the street bulging with cash. A man plagued by a shameful addiction--and his own good intentions--Wren hatches a plan to find the money's rightful owner. Instead of going to the police, or taking the cash for himself, he prints a notice and posts it around Portobello Road. This ill-conceived act creates a chain of events that links Wren to other Londoners--people afflicted with their own obsessions and despairs. As these volatile characters come into Wren's life--and the life of his trusting fiancee--the consequences will change them all.
Portobello "is a wonderfully complex tour de force featuring a dazzling depiction of one of London's most intriguing neighborhoods--and the dangers beneath its newly posh veneer.
Title: Portobello: A Novel
Categories: Mystery HC,
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Scribner: September 2010
ISBN Number: 1439148511
ISBN Number 13: 9781439148518
Book Condition: Used - Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Item: 16.20 Item
Seller ID: 427309
Description: Light edgewear to dust jacket, binding sound/tight and pages unmarked. Domestic orders shipped with USPS tracking numbers.