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Ruth Rendell, author of Dark Corners

When his father dies, Carl Martin inherits a house in an increasingly rich and trendy London neighborhood. Carl needs cash, so he rents the upstairs room and kitchen to the first person he interviews: Dermot McKinnon. That was colossal mistake number one. Mistake number two was keeping his father’s bizarre collection of homeopathic “cures” that he found in the medicine cabinet, including a stash of controversial diet pills. Mistake number three was selling 50 of those diet pills to a friend, who is then found dead.

Week of November 14, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of November 14th include TO HELL AND BACK, acclaimed scholar Ian Kershaw’s long-anticipated analysis of the pivotal years of World War I and World War II; THE QUALITY OF SILENCE, Rosamund Lupton's gripping, moving story of a mother and daughter's quest to uncover a dark secret in the Alaskan wilderness; and YOUNG ORSON by Patrick McGilligan, a groundbreaking biography of Orson Welles' early years --- from his first forays in theater and radio to the inspiration and making of Citizen Kane.