A classic Rendellian loner, Mix Cellini is superstitious about the number 13.
Living in a decaying house in Notting Hill, Mix is obsessed with 10 Rillington Place, where the notorious John Christie committed a series of foul murders.
He is also infatuated with a beautiful model who lives nearby - a woman who would not look at him twice.
Mix's landlady, Gwendolen Chawcer is equally reclusive - living her life through her library of books.
Both landlady and lodger are caught up in their own psychologically twisted parallel worlds.
But when reality intrudes into Mix's life, a long pent-up violence explodes.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 26/03/2005
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780099474326