Ruth Rendell writes one mean short story. These are not mysteries; instead
they reminded me of Roald Dahl's adult fiction in which the horror is
subtle and inevitable. Twists and turns abound. Even though you feel
like you've heard a particular tale before, you're never entirely positive
of the destination Rendell has in mind. Case in point is the title story,
"The Fallen Curtain," which had me on the edge of my seat. Rendell
excels at laying out in a few deft strokes the psychology of a twisted
mind, and she'll send a shiver down your spine in the process.