Rosemary's Baby

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Pegasus, May 5, 2014 - Fiction - 256 pages
686 Reviews

A masterpiece of spellbinding suspense, where evil wears the most innocent face of all...

Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and mostly elderly residents. Neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet soon come nosing around to welcome the Woodhouses to the building, and despite Rosemary's reservations about their eccentricity and the weird noises that she keeps hearing, her husband takes a special shine to them. Shortly after Guy lands a plum Broadway role, Rosemary becomes pregnant, and the Castavets start taking a special interest in her welfare. As the sickened Rosemary becomes increasingly isolated, she begins to suspect that the Castavets' circle is not what it seems...

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So good. I love his style of writing. - Goodreads
Horrible voice, horrible pacing, horrible diction. - Goodreads
Quite the vivid and captivating story and storytelling. - Goodreads
The ending was horrible! - Goodreads
A quick page turner. - Goodreads
A fun yarn, but don't read it while babysitting. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Todd Western-Normanton - Goodreads

This story seemed to get better only as the plot progressed. It started off slow and with a fair amount of character development, but then seemed to turn into a thriller. I enjoyed the second half more than the first. Read full review

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User Review  - DE Chandler - Goodreads

It's well done but a little outside my particular taste in the genre. Maybe it's the fact that most of my reading lately has been short-stories, but I felt like this might have been a short story that ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Ira Levin is the author of The Boys from Brazil, Rosemary’s Baby, Son of Rosemary, The Stepford Wives, This Perfect Day, Sliver, and A Kiss Before Dying (for which he won the Edgar Award). Levin was also the recipient of three Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards. His website is

Otto Penzler is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He is the founder of the Mysterious Press and Otto Penzler Books, and has received an Edgar Award, an Ellery Queen Award, and a Raven Award for his contribution to the mystery field. His anthology The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps was a New York Times Bestseller.

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