Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 978-0-385-66888-0 (0-385-66888-0)
Pub Date: December 28, 2010
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From the incomparable, award-winning Ruth Rendell — "the grand dame of British crime fiction" (The Gazette) —comes her latest psychological thriller.
When Stuart Font decides to throw a house-warming party in his new flat he invites everyone in his building. The party will be one everyone remembers. But not for the right reasons....
Living opposite, in reclusive isolation, is a young, beautiful Asian woman, christened Tigerlily by Stuart. As though from some strange urban fairytale, she emerges to exert a terrible spell on the occupants of Lichfield House.
Praise for Tigerlily's Orchids:
"Out of this spider's web of interwoven lives emerges the truth--a beautifully disguised and manipulated surprise, set amid the jittery background of the restless city."
— The Independent
Praise for Ruth Rendell:
"Ruth Rendell is, unequivocally, the most brilliant mystery novelist of our time. Her stories are a lesson in human nature as capable of the most exotic love as it is of the cruelest murder."
— Patricia Cornwell
"Rendell's clear, shapely prose casts the mesmerizing spell of the confessional."
— The New Yorker
"Rendell has a Dickensian empathy, informed by a prodigious love of London life."
— Independent (UK)
RUTH RENDELL has been awarded three Edgars for best novel by the Mystery Writers of America, as well as the Grand Master Award. In Britain, the Crime Writers' Association has honoured her with two Gold Dagger Awards for best novel, a Silver Dagger, and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre. In 1996 she was awarded the Commander of the British Empire and in 1997 became a Life Peer. Ruth Rendell has a son and two grandsons and lives in London.
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