[Reading] ➲ The Fever Tree and Other Stories ➺ Ruth Rendell – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Fever Tree and Other Stories I normally enjoy this author but I felt cheated by the underdeveloped characters It reminded me why I don t like short stories. 4.5 starsThe fever tree 5The dreadful day of judgement 4A glowing future 5An outside interest 4A case of coincidence 3Thornapple 5May and June 4A needle for the devil 4Front seat 3Paintbox place 4The wrong category 4 In This Collection Of Eleven Stories, Murder Is Committed For Reasons Of Fear, Jealously, Cupidity, And Out Of Sheer Compulsion, While The Settings Include An African Game Park, A Sinister Ruined Cemetery, An East Anglian Seaside Resort, And The Gloomy Purlieus Of Epping Forest The short story The Fever Tree is one of the most perfect suspense stories ever written Ruth Rendell expertly guides the reader into worrying about future danger, and then pulls the rug out from under him letting him fall into a nearby abyss of true and very real horror The ending left me screaming with shock and rage. Good twisty short story A collection of short stories of varying standard, each with a twist at the end As with all tales with twist the most successful are the ones you don t guess Unfortunately the majority of the twists were obvious from early on. As usual, great stories by the mystery great Again a reread from years ago My paperback has yellowed, but still readable Rendell s plots are always difficult to figure As usual, great stories by the mystery great Again a reread from years ago My paperback has yellowed, but still readable Rendell s plots are always difficult to figure short stories, some better than the others Really liked the story about the knitting nurse go figure A better collection than The Fallen Curtain,playful and engaging but still light years behind Celia Femlin s and Shirley Jackson t standards.All these stories have promising plots and characters but hardly result in surprising or shocking endings I am mystified by how an amazing talent like Ruth Rendell in pushing the reader straight into the depth of a psychological nightmare in her novels is miles away from transferring that skill in shorter writings.They are all very readable albeit so A better collection than The Fallen Curtain,playful and engaging but still light years behind Celia Femlin s and Shirley Jackson t standards.All these stories have promising plots and characters but hardly result in surprising or shocking endings I am mystified by how an amazing talent like Ruth Rendell in pushing the reader straight into the depth of a psychological nightmare in her novels is miles away from transferring that skill in shorter writings.They are all very readable albeit sometimes quite confusing but missing that special that s it necessary to enhance an average short story to an ecstatic reading shock Just finished Loved this I love Ruth Rendell, especially The Crocodile Bird Don t care for her Inspector Wexford novels I don t like short stories, but these are magnificent I also adore Rendell s The Crocodile Bird I don t like her Inspector Wexford novels They seem completely different completely mainstream mystery The Fever Tree and The Crocodile Bird are off the beaten path style mysteries This book jacket says She is a mistress of the psychological thriller, constructing fien Just finished Loved this I love Ruth Rendell, especially The Crocodile Bird Don t care for her Inspector Wexford novels I don t like short stories, but these are magnificent I also adore Rendell s The Crocodile Bird I don t like her Inspector Wexford novels They seem completely different completely mainstream mystery The Fever Tree and The Crocodile Bird are off the beaten path style mysteries This book jacket says She is a mistress of the psychological thriller, constructing fiendishly clever puzzles that, despite her neatly provided clues, often stump her delighted and devoted readers


About the Author: Ruth Rendell

A.K.A Barbara VineRuth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, who also wrote under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, was an acclaimed English crime writer, known for her many psychological thrillers and murder mysteries and above all for Inspector Wexford.


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