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King Solomon's Carpet By Barbara Vine

King Solomon's Carpet
by Barbara Vine

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Jarvis Stringer lives in a crumbling schoolhouse overlooking a tube line. His strange house draw a band of misfits into his orbit: young Alice, who has run away from her husband and baby; Tom, busker who rescues her; truant Jasper who gets his kicks on the tube; and mysterious Axel, whose dark secret later casts a shadow over all of their lives.
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King Solomon's Carpet by Barbara Vine

King Solomon's Carpet is a prize-winning crime classic from bestselling author Barbara Vine

Winner of the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award

'The tension grows ... an overwhelming sense of foreboding ... when the unravelling takes place, it is brilliantly unexpected and original' The Times

Jarvis Stringer lives in a crumbling schoolhouse overlooking a tube line, compiling his obsessive, secret history of London's Underground. His presence and his strange house draw a band of misfits into his orbit: young Alice, who has run away from her husband and baby; Tom, the busker who rescues her; truant Jasper who gets his kicks on the tube; and mysterious Axel, whose dark secret later casts a shadow over all of their lives.

Dispossessed and outcast, those who come to inhabit Jarvis's schoolhouse are gradually brought closer together in violent and unforeseen ways by London's forbidding and dangerous Undergound . . .

'I longed to know what would happen next. Towards the end the tension fairly gets you by the throat' Sunday Express

'Vine arouses a genuine fear that all that is normal is in danger of being lost' Sunday Times

King Solomon's Carpet is a modern masterpiece of the crime genre and will leave you gripped from the first page to the last. If you enjoy the novels of P.D. James, Ian Rankin and Scott Turow, you will love this book.

Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fifteen novels using this pseudonym, including A Fatal Inversion and King Solomon's Carpet which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Her other books include: A Dark Adapted Eye; The House of Stairs; Gallowglass; Asta's Book; No Night Is Too Long; In the Time of His Prosperity; The Brimstone Wedding; The Chimney Sweeper's Boy; Grasshopper; The Blood Doctor; The Minotaur; The Birthday Present and The Child's Child.

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King Solomon's Carpet Reviews


'The most brilliant novelist writiing in English today' Daily Telegraph 'The tension grows... an overwhelming sense of foreboding... when the unravelling takes place, it is brilliantly unexpected and original' The Times 'I longed to know what would happen next. Towards the end the tension fairly gets you by the throat' Sunday Express

About Barbara Vine


Barbara Vine was the pen-name of Ruth Rendell, and Viking published all of her books under that name. Rendell was an exceptional crime writer, with worldwide sales of approximately 20 million copies, and regular Sunday Times bestsellers. Rendell won numerous awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for 1976's best crime novel with A Demon in My View, a Gold Dagger award for Live Flesh in 1986, and the Sunday Times Literary Award in 1990. In 2013 she was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in crime writing. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. Ruth Rendell died in May 2015.

Additional information

GOR003868078
King Solomon's Carpet by Barbara Vine
Barbara Vine
Used - Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2009-05-07
368
0141040432
9780141040431
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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