Adam and Eve and Pinch Me (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 368 pages
18 Reviews
Minty’s boyfriend, Jock, was killed in the disastrous train wreck at Paddington, shortly after he borrowed all her savings. Now he has come back to haunt her. Zillah lost her estranged husband, Jerry, in that same accident. She is not convinced he is actually dead, but for reasons of her own decides not to pursue the matter. Fiona’s fiancé, Jeff, has simply disappeared–quite inexplicably since she was supporting him in style.

In her ingeniously unnerving new novel, Ruth Rendell deftly traces the connections among these women–and between them a series of vicious stabbings terrifying London. Adam and Eve and Pinch Me is a masterpiece of malice and psychological suspense.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
2
4 stars
4
3 stars
2
2 stars
6
1 star
4

Review: Adam and Eve and Pinch Me

User Review  - Carol Wakefield - Goodreads

Slow starter for a rendell but then hurries along and continues to accelerate till the ending. Thoroughly satisfactory psychological study of a schizophrenic character. Carry on ms rendell! Read full review

Review: Adam and Eve and Pinch Me

User Review  - Nalini Kuruppu - Goodreads

This was my first try with Ruth Rendell and I loved it. Such bizarre characters that lure you in and keep your interest. I thoroughly enjoyed it when I read it which was quite some time ago now. Might be worth a second read. Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
29
Section 4
37
Section 5
49
Section 6
58
Section 7
65
Section 8
72
Section 19
185
Section 20
196
Section 21
205
Section 22
218
Section 23
228
Section 24
236
Section 25
247
Section 26
258

Section 9
83
Section 10
92
Section 11
105
Section 12
116
Section 13
126
Section 14
137
Section 15
144
Section 16
151
Section 17
167
Section 18
176
Section 27
269
Section 28
278
Section 29
293
Section 30
306
Section 31
314
Section 32
322
Section 33
332
Section 34
342
Section 35
350
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 26 - He reached up and put his hand on the back of her neck and pulled her face toward him. It was so sudden, and she didn't know how to react, but before he could put his lips on hers, she pulled back and said, "No.
Page 12 - Fifth Avenue! I don't believe it." Admitted, it wasn'ta very nice part, but "run-down" and "a real slum," which were what Jock called it, were going a bit far. OTT, to use his own expression. To Minty it appeared...
Page 13 - The Balti takeaway was still there, a bathroom fittings shop, a builder's merchant, a unisex hairdresser and on the corner, Immacue. (Rendell, 2002 [2001], p. 12) Minty Knox also dwells in a surreal world of her own, communing with ghosts. The diligent creation of locality and of the minutiae of her life and routine makes the derailing of her mind more convincing and more sinister. Familiarising the unknown Imaginary settings are...
Page 12 - Minty had grown up with street names like that and couldn't see anything funny about it but it had made Jock laugh.

References to this book

About the author (2007)

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. Ruth Rendell also writes mysteries under the name of Barbara Vine, of which A Dark Adapted Eye is the most famous. She lives in England.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bibliographic information