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Is it dangerous to know too much about your neighbors? In "Tigerlily's Orchids," Diamond Dagger Award-winning Ruth Rendell has written psychologically thrilling novel about the eccentric inhabitants of a London terrace--about the secrets they keep, and what they will do to hide them.
When Stuart Font decides to throw a housewarming party in his new flat, he invites all the people in his building--three flippant young girls, a lonely spinster, a man with a passion for classical history, and a woman determined to drink herself to death. After some deliberation, he even includes the unpleasant caretaker and his wife. He considered inviting a few other friends, but he definitely does not want his girlfriend, Claudia, in attendance, as he would also have to invite her lawyer husband. As it turns out, the party will be one everyone remembers.
Living in a townhouse opposite Stuart's building, in reclusive isolation, is a young, beautiful Asian woman known as Tigerlily. As though from some strange urban fairytale, she emerges infrequently to exert a terrible spell. And Stuart's parents, always worried about their handsome, hopelessly naive, and undermotivated son, have even more cause for concern.
Darkly humorous, piercingly insightful about human behavior, Ruth Rendell, whom "People" magazine calls "one of the most remarkable novelists of her generation," has created an extraordinarily compelling story of our lives and crimes.
Title: TIGERLILY'S ORCHIDS
Categories: Mystery & Thriller,
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Scribner: 2011
ISBN Number: 1439150346
ISBN Number 13: 9781439150344
Book Condition: New in New dust jacket
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 107486
Description: As New, Unread with remainder mark on bottom edge. Scan shows actual book. ; 257 pages
Keywords: Contemporary Mystery,