The House of Stairs (Vine novel)

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The House of Stairs
First edition (UK)
Author Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Crime / Mystery novel
Publisher Viking (UK)
Harmony (US)
Publication date
1 September 1988
Media type Print/Audiobook
Pages 3288 (paperback)
ISBN 0-14-011446-7
OCLC 59149231
Preceded by A Fatal Inversion
Followed by Gallowglass

The House of Stairs is a 1988 novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, published under the name Barbara Vine.

Plot summary[edit]

As Elizabeth tells her story, so the tragic events that took place at the House of Stairs 20 years before are revealed. She tracks Bell Sanger down and renews her acquaintance, with terrifying results.