Piranha to Scurfy: And Other Stories
Publisher: Recorded Books
Date: October 2001
Duration: 10 hours 25 minutes
The best-selling author of Harm Done and A Sight for Sore Eyes, Ruth Rendell has written dozens of gripping works under her own name and as Barbara Vine. She has received three Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and four Dagger Awards from England's Crime Writers Association. How frightening can a book be? Ambrose Ribbon, self-appointed editor and grammar police, is about to find out. He has spent years pointing out mistakes to writers and their publishers. So when he picks up the latest supernatural thriller from a best-selling author, its typos and lapses of logic are no surprise. Its story, however, slyly begins to poison Ribbon's life. Piranha to Scurfy is just the first story in this collection of nine gems from the grand mistress of suspense. Jenny Sterlin's finely crafted narration highlights the richness of each character and the subtle psychological shifts.