It was better than a hotel, this anonymous room on a secluded side street of a small country town. No register to sign, no questions asked, and for five bucks a man could have three hours of undisturbed, illicit lovemaking.
Then one evening a man with a knife turned the love nest into a death chamber. The carpet was soaked with blood -- but where was the corpse?
Meanwhile, a beautiful, promiscuous woman is missing -- along with the bundle of cash she'd had in her pocket. The truth behind it all will keep even veteran mystery fans guessing through the very last page.
About the Author
Ruth Rendell has won three Edgar Awards, the highest accolade from Mystery Writers of America, as well as four Gold Daggers and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre from England's prestigious Crime Writers' Association. Her remarkable career has spanned more than fifty years, with more than sixty books published. A member of the House of Lords, she lives in London.
"Rendell is awfully good....in any Rendell book you know that something unusual is going to happen."--The New York Times Book Review
"Undoubtedly one of the best writers of English mysteries and chiller-killer plots."--Los Angeles Times
"For readers who have almost given up mysteries... Rendell may be just the woman to get them started again."--Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
"First-rate Entertainment."--Saturday Review