The Saint Zita Society
A stand-alone novel published by Hutchinson in 2012
Life in the well-manicured London locale of Hexam Place is not as placid and orderly as it appears. Behind the tranquil gardens and polished entryways, relationships between servants and their employers are set to combust.
When millionaire banker, Preston Still, kills his wife’s lover by pushing him down the stairs, he looks to the family au pair to help him dispose of the body.
But the au pair belongs to the Saint Zita Society, a self-formed group of drivers, nannies and gardeners who are servants to the rich and whose intentions are not entirely benign.
Saint Zita 2, the patron Saint of Lucca, lies in rest in the church of San Frediano, dressed and in full view, some 700-plus years after her death in 1272.
Ruth Rendell interviewed by Peter Kemp at the Charleston Festival in 2012.
My Monster and Me. Nearly 30 years after her debut novel, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson returns to the scenes of her extraordinary childhood in Lancashire.
Ruth Rendell reads Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook by MR James.
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Dennis Lehane - Live by Night
Attica Locke - The Cutting Season
John Banville - Ancient Light
Valerio Varesi - The Dark Valley
Hilary Mantel - Bring Up the Bodies
Ian Rankin - Standing in Another Man’s Grave
A chat with Ruth Rendell. Publisher’s Weekly 2012 ↩︎
The Incorruptible St. Zita ↩︎
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