The Vinegar Mother

From The Fallen Curtain

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On sale Oct 26, 2021 | 24 Pages | 978-0-593-46760-2
In this short story from Ruth Rendell’s The Fallen Curtain, an eleven year old girl joins a classmate and her family for a summer in the countryside. But what should be a dream vacation becomes something closer to a nightmare, when a neighbor delivers an unexpected gift—a vinegar mother—that reveals fault lines below the surface of a seemingly happy marriage.

An ominous and unsettling story of trouble in paradise, The Vinegar Mother is an utterly gripping tale from the grande dame of the literary mystery.

A Vintage Short.
© Jerry Bauer
Ruth Rendell is the author of Road Rage, The Keys to the Street, Bloodlines, Simisola, and The Crocodile Bird. She is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. She is also the recipient of three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America and four Gold Daggers from Great Britain’s Crime Writers Association. In 1997, she was named a life peer in the House of Lords. Rendell also writes mysteries under the name of Barbara Vine, of which A Dark-Adapted Eye is the most famous. She lives in England. View titles by Ruth Rendell

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In this short story from Ruth Rendell’s The Fallen Curtain, an eleven year old girl joins a classmate and her family for a summer in the countryside. But what should be a dream vacation becomes something closer to a nightmare, when a neighbor delivers an unexpected gift—a vinegar mother—that reveals fault lines below the surface of a seemingly happy marriage.

An ominous and unsettling story of trouble in paradise, The Vinegar Mother is an utterly gripping tale from the grande dame of the literary mystery.

A Vintage Short.

Author

© Jerry Bauer
Ruth Rendell is the author of Road Rage, The Keys to the Street, Bloodlines, Simisola, and The Crocodile Bird. She is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. She is also the recipient of three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America and four Gold Daggers from Great Britain’s Crime Writers Association. In 1997, she was named a life peer in the House of Lords. Rendell also writes mysteries under the name of Barbara Vine, of which A Dark-Adapted Eye is the most famous. She lives in England. View titles by Ruth Rendell

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