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Tigerlily's Orchids - A Novel

Ruth Rendell

Is it dangerous to know too much about your neighbors? In Tigerlily's Orchids, Diamond Dagger Award-winning Ruth Rendell has written psychologically thrilling novel about the eccentric inhabitants of a London terrace—about the secrets they keep, and what they will do to hide them. When Stuart Font decides to throw a housewarming party in his new flat, he invites all the people in his building—three flippant young girls, a lonely spinster, a man with a passion for classical history, and a woman determined to drink herself to death. After some deliberation, he even includes the unpleasant caretaker and his wife. He considered inviting a few other friends, but he definitely does not want his girlfriend, Claudia, in attendance, as he would also have to invite her lawyer husband. As it turns out, the party will be one everyone remembers. Living in a townhouse opposite Stuart's building, in reclusive isolation, is a young, beautiful Asian woman known as Tigerlily. As though from some strange urban fairytale, she emerges infrequently to exert a terrible spell. And Stuart's parents, always worried about their handsome, hopelessly naive, and undermotivated son, have even more cause for concern. Darkly humorous, piercingly insightful about human behavior, Ruth Rendell, whom People magazine calls "one of the most remarkable novelists of her generation," has created an extraordinarily compelling story of our lives and crimes.

Is it dangerous to know too much about your neighbors? In Tigerlily's Orchids, Diamond Dagger Award-winning Ruth Rendell has written psychologically thrilling novel about the eccentric inhabitants of a London terrace—about the secrets they keep, and what they will do to hide them. When Stuart Font decides to throw a housewarming party in his new flat, he invites all the people in his building—three flippant young girls, a lonely spinster, a man with a passion for classical history, and a woman determined to drink herself to death. After some deliberation, he even includes the unpleasant caretaker and his wife. He considered inviting a few other friends, but he definitely does not want his girlfriend, Claudia, in attendance, as he would also have to invite her lawyer husband. As it turns out, the party will be one everyone remembers. Living in a townhouse opposite Stuart's building, in reclusive isolation, is a young, beautiful Asian woman known as Tigerlily. As though from some strange urban fairytale, she emerges infrequently to exert a terrible spell. And Stuart's parents, always worried about their handsome, hopelessly naive, and undermotivated son, have even more cause for concern. Darkly humorous, piercingly insightful about human behavior, Ruth Rendell, whom People magazine calls "one of the most remarkable novelists of her generation," has created an extraordinarily compelling story of our lives and crimes.
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Is it dangerous to know too much about your neighbors? In Tigerlily's Orchids, Diamond Dagger Award-winning Ruth Rendell has written psychologically thrilling novel about the eccentric inhabitants of a London terrace—about the secrets they keep, and what they will do to hide them. When Stuart Font decides to throw a housewarming party in his new flat, he invites all the people in his building—three flippant young girls, a lonely spinster, a man with a passion for classical history, and a woman determined to drink herself to death. After some deliberation, he even includes the unpleasant caretaker and his wife. He considered inviting a few other friends, but he definitely does not want his girlfriend, Claudia, in attendance, as he would also have to invite her lawyer husband. As it turns out, the party will be one everyone remembers. Living in a townhouse opposite Stuart's building, in reclusive isolation, is a young, beautiful Asian woman known as Tigerlily. As though from some strange urban fairytale, she emerges infrequently to exert a terrible spell. And Stuart's parents, always worried about their handsome, hopelessly naive, and undermotivated son, have even more cause for concern. Darkly humorous, piercingly insightful about human behavior, Ruth Rendell, whom People magazine calls "one of the most remarkable novelists of her generation," has created an extraordinarily compelling story of our lives and crimes.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nickolas Grace

Length:

7h 50m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:39