First Edition of Ruth Rendell's A New Lease of Death; Signed by Her
A New Lease of Death.
Item Number: 60053
London: John Long, 1967.
First edition of the second Inspector Wexford novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ruth Rendell on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Jacket design by William Randell.
"Ruth Rendell has quite simply transformed the genre of crime writing. She displays her peerless skill in blending the mundane, commonplace aspects of life with the potent murky impulses of desire and greed, obsession and fear" (Sunday Times).