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King Solomon's Carpet
     

King Solomon's Carpet

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by Barbara Vine, Ruth Rendell, Michael Pennington (Read by)
 

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Eccentric Jarvis lives in a crumbling schoolhouse overlooking the tube line, compiling his obsessive history of the Underground. A group of misfits are also drawn towards his strange house: Alice, who has run away from her husband and baby; Tom, the busker who rescues her; truant Jasper who finds his terrifying thrills on the tube; and enigmatic Axel, whose

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Eccentric Jarvis lives in a crumbling schoolhouse overlooking the tube line, compiling his obsessive history of the Underground. A group of misfits are also drawn towards his strange house: Alice, who has run away from her husband and baby; Tom, the busker who rescues her; truant Jasper who finds his terrifying thrills on the tube; and enigmatic Axel, whose deadly secret casts a shadow over all their lives. Damaged, dispossessed, outcasts, they are brought together in violent and unforeseen ways by London's dark and dangerous underground system.

Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has won many awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger and two Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America. She has also won the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer.

An experienced stage actor, Michael Pennington has played many Shakespeare roles for the RSC and the English Shakespeare Company. TV credits include Into the Storm, and he appeared as Moff Jerjerrod in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Vine (the pseudonymous Ruth Rendell) offers a lyrical, leisurely paced psychological thriller that teems with deftly drawn characters who inhabit a dark world centered in the London Underground. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781491535561
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
07/22/2014
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.12(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fourteen novels using this pseudonym, including A Fatal Inversion and King Solomon's Carpet which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Ruth Rendell sits in the House of Lords as a Labour peer. She lives in Maida Vale, London.

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