Piranha To Scurfy: And Other Stories
Richly evocative, eerie stories by an internationally renowned author.
Evocative of Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King, the nine stories in Piranha to Scurfy provide a natural showcase for the remarkable diversity and power of Ruth Rendell's talent.
Piranha to Scurfy is a brooding tale of a solitary, middle-aged man who devotes his life to writing scathing letters to newly-published authors, pointing out the failings in their work. He does so in memory of his mother, who lies buried in the garden, for reasons that emerge to chilling effect.
The Wink recounts the story of a woman, raped years ago in a small English town, whose patience is rewarded by a perfectly satisfying moment of revenge.
Catamount, set in the Rocky Mountains, is seen through the eyes of an Englishwoman who perceives the ruthless ferocity that lurks behind the beauty of the landscape.
By turns eerie, erotic, and haunting, Piranha to Scurfy once again proves that Ruth Rendell continues to write at the very top of her form.