cover image Going Wrong

Going Wrong

Ruth Rendell. Mysterious Press, $4.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-446-40028-2

Obsessive and booze-influenced Guy Curran, paranoid that his childhood sweetheart spurned him on the advice of her family, hires a hit man to take out the offending parties. ``Rendell is a master of depicting the long, slow slide into madness, making each tiny step toward the abyss resound with chilling logic,'' said PW . ``Readers will see the final wind-up punch coming, but the irony is no less delicious for that.'' (Aug.)