Baroness Ruth Rendell (also known as Barbara Vine) maintains her status as one of the world’s leading writers of mystery, suspense, police procedurals and thriller novels. She also has written other fiction that takes a quirky turn, THE ST. ZITA SOCIETY being the latest example. Here she tells the story of a neighborhood that shines on the outside but under the stairs is very unclean. All kinds of people live, work and visit the houses on Hexam Place. In an “Upstairs, Downstairs” “take” on the goings-on here, we are introduced to and follow the doings of the permanent residents and their staffs.