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The Fever Tree and Other Stories

A short story collection published by Hutchinson in


The success of Rendell’s novels overshadows the fact that she is probably the single best British writer of crime short stories in the second half of the Twentieth Century.

Jake Kerridge 1

In this collection of eleven stories, murder is committed for reasons of fear, jealousy, cupidity, and out of sheer compulsion, while the settings include an African game park, a sinister ruined cemetery, an East Anglian seaside resort, and the gloomy purlieus of Epping Forest.

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