THE SAINT ZITA SOCIETY

Written by Ruth Rendell

Review written by Amy Myers

Amy Myers is known for her short stories and historical novels featuring Victorian chef Auguste Didier and chimney sweep Tom Wasp. Her contemporary series features classic car detective Jack Colby, and she is currently working on a new 1920s mystery series featuring Nell Drury, chef at Kent’s Wychbourne Court.


THE SAINT ZITA SOCIETY
Hutchinson
RRP: £18.99
Released: 5th July 2012
Hbk

Ruth Rendell delights millions of readers with her writing style and no reader could resist the opening of her latest novel The Saint Zita Society: ‘Someone had told Dex that the Queen lived in Victoria. So did he, but she had a palace and he had one room in a street off Warwick Way. Still he liked the idea that she was his neighbour.’

The location in Ruth Rendell’s latest novel is Hexam Place, the kind of London street that might seem familiar in crime fiction. Not from Ruth Rendell’s pen. For the Saint Zita Society its occupants fall into two clear categories: those who own or rent property there and those who work for them. Saint Zita was the patron saint of domestic servants, and the society operates under the capable administration of June Caldwell, maid, companion and long term dogsbody to the self-styled Princess Susan Hapsburg. A vast range of workers belong to the society, each with his or her own problems, secrets, grievances or pleasures, such as the Muslim nanny Rabia, who finds such happiness in her employer’s baby son, and Dex ruled by the spirits controlling his mobile phone.

When death comes to Hexam Place the two categories begin to merge with each other with surprising results. The lives of all of them are changed, as each member of the society adds his own contribution to what then takes place. The Saint Zita Society has no Inspector Wexford, however, and leans more towards the straight novel with its focus on the interaction of the many characters who become involved in the repercussions of the death. The plot builds slowly and with no central protagonist the characters tell their own stories until the jigsaw pieces slot together in a neat conclusion to an interesting, if not wholly satisfying, novel.   RPrince

abortion pills website abortion pill buy online
online women who cheat on husbands why women cheat on men
why do women cheat on their husbands husbands that cheat marriage affairs
dilatation and curettage aspiration procedure abortion surgical abortion stories
instant chlamydia test how do you treat chlamydia chlamydia symptoms in women
android text monitoring app best free spy app spyware android phone
spyware apps for android free cell phone spy cell spy monitoring software
why do wife cheat on husband site unfaithful husbands
tween girls tribb sex stories astrobix.com interacial sex stories 1950 s
abortion in islam blog.linglinzhu.com cheap abortions
viagra 100 mg viagra without a doctor prescription viagra without a doctor prescription
prescription drugs coupons discount coupons for viagra coupon for free viagra
free printable viagra coupons click free discount prescription card
bystolic coupons for free forest laboratories patient assistance
diabetes mellitus treatment site 10mg cialis dosage
losartan jubilant losartan jubilant losartankalium bivirkninger
gedeones geodon mecanismo de accion geodon pfizer
discount coupon for cialis coupons for cialis 2016 cialis coupon card
how many abortions can a woman have site abortion clinic in atlanta
cialis discount mcmurray.biz cheap cialis
voltaren wirkstoff voltaren dispers voltaren nebenwirkungen
vermox 100mg vermox sirup cijena vermox 100mg
how much does abortion pill cost continentalnord.com natural abortion pill
valtrex alkohol williamgonzalez.me valtrex 1000
best site for coupons sites for coupons coupon sites
post abortion pill home abortion pill methods abortion pill procedures
how to have an abortion pill abortion pill rights when can you get an abortion pill
herbal abortion pill how much are abortions abortion pill information
cheap abortion pill effects of abortion pill how much is an abortion pill
information about abortion pill supermaxsat.com aspiration abortion
abortion pill alternatives alpinmontservis.cz against abortion pill facts
neurontin 400 neurontin 400 neurontin
amoxicillin nedir mipnet.dk amoxicillin al 1000
naltrexone implant australia go who can prescribe naltrexone
naldrexone williamgonzalez.me who can prescribe naltrexone


Home
Book Reviews
Features
Interviews
News
Columns
Authors
Competitions
Blog
Shop
About Us
Contact Us

Privacy Policy | Contact Shots Editor

THIS WEBSITE IS © SHOTS COLLECTIVE. NOT TO BE REPRODUCED ELECTRONICALLY EITHER WHOLLY OR IN PART WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION OF THE EDITOR.