The Chimney Sweeper's Boy

Barbara Vine (Author)
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Description

Writing as Barbara Vine, Britain's preeminent mystery novelist Ruth Rendell crafts literary suspense of the highest order. With this richly textured and utterly absorbing page-tumer, Vine adds to her growing reputation as one of the great writers of our time.
Bestselling and critically acclaimed novelist Gerald Candless dies suddenly, and leaves behind a wife and two doting daughters. To sort through her grief, his daughter Sarah puts aside her university studies and agrees to write a biography of her famous father. But as she begins her research and pulls back the veil of his past, her life is slowly torn apart: a terrible logic begins to unfold that explains her mother's remoteness, her father's need to continually reinvent himself -- and sheds shocking light on a long-forgotten London murder.

Product Details

Price
$21.99
Publisher
Washington Square Press
Publish Date
April 25, 2006
Pages
344
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.9 X 8.5 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781416531937
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About the Author

Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fourteen novels using this pseudonym, including A Fatal Inversion and King Solomon's Carpet which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Ruth Rendell sits in the House of Lords as a Labour peer. She lives in Maida Vale, London.

Reviews

Joyce Carol Oates "The New York Times Book Review" One of the finest practitioners of her craft in the English-speaking world.
Patricia CornwellUnequivocally the most brilliant mystery novelist of our times.
Joyce Carol Oates"The New York Times Book Review"One of the finest practitioners of her craft in the English-speaking world.
"Entertainment Weekly"As [a] tantalizing puzzle unravels...the book delivers the oft-discounted pleasures of the page-turner.
P.D. JamesBarbara Vine has transcended her genre by her remarkable imaginative power to explore and illuminate the dark corners of the human psyche.
Patricia CornwellHer stories are a lesson in a human nature as capable of the most exotic love as it is of the cruelest murder. She does not avert her gaze...she magnificently triumphs in a style that is uniquely hers and mesmerizing.
Patricia Cornwell Her stories are a lesson in a human nature as capable of the most exotic love as it is of the cruelest murder. She does not avert her gaze...she magnificently triumphs in a style that is uniquely hers and mesmerizing.
"Kirkus Reviews" [A] richly textured suspenser...Vine at her most weblike.
"Time" When Ruth Rendell, already the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world, launched a second byline, Barbara Vine, she actually stepped up her writing level.
Scott Turow She is a writer whose work should be read by anyone who enjoys a brilliant mystery -- or distinguished literature.
P.D. James Barbara Vine has transcended her genre by her remarkable imaginative power to explore and illuminate the dark corners of the human psyche.
"Entertainment Weekly" As [a] tantalizing puzzle unravels...the book delivers the oft-discounted pleasures of the page-turner.
Amazon.com Riveting...Vine proves herself the equal of her alter ego and a master of the psychological thriller....[A] distinguished literary mystery.
Patricia Cornwell Unequivocally the most brilliant mystery novelist of our times.