A Spot of Folly
- Ten and a Quarter New Tales of Murder and Mayhem
- Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Toby Longworth, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Gemma Whelan, Hattie Morahan
- Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-10-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
- Whispersync for Voice-ready
New and uncollected tales of murder, mischief, magic and madness.
Ruth Rendell was an acknowledged master of psychological suspense: these are 10 (and a quarter) of her most chillingly compelling short stories, collected here together for the first time.
In these tales, a businessman boasts about cheating on his wife, only to find the tables turned. A beautiful country rectory reverberates to the echo of a historical murder. A compulsive liar acts on impulse, only to be lead inexorably to disaster. And a wealthy man finds there is more to his wife's kidnapping than meets the eye.
Atmospheric, gripping and never predictable, this is Ruth Rendell at her inimitable best.
The stories are: 'Never Sleep in a Bed Facing a Mirror'; 'A Spot of Folly'; 'The Price of Joy'; 'The Irony of Hate'; 'Digby's Wives'; 'The Haunting of Shawley Rectory'; 'A Drop Too Much'; 'The Thief'; 'The Long Corridor of Time'; 'In the Time of his Prosperity'; and 'Trebuchet'.
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By DartmoorDiva on 04-11-17
Good, but not vintage Rendell
Lovely to have a few final stories from Ruth Rendell but they were no up there with her best works. A couple of them were slow and repetitive and the ghost stories rather weak.
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By Sweetpea on 29-07-18
As a massive fan of Ruth Rendell, I couldn’t wait to listen to these previously unpublished short stories. But what a disappointment! They were awful. Not even excellent narration could reprieve them. I think Ms Rendell had left them unpublished for a reason......