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Publisher Comments:

Sometimes its best to leave the past alone. For when biographer Martin Nanther looks into the life of his famous great-grandfather Henry, Queen Victorias favorite physician, he discovers some rather unsettling coincidences, like the fact that the doctor married the sister of his recently murdered fiancée. The more Martin researches his distant relative, the more fascinated—and horrified—he becomes. Why did people have a habit of dying around his great grandfather? And what did his late daughter mean when she wrote that hes done “monstrous, quite appalling things”?

Barbara Vine (a.k.a. Ruth Rendell) deftly weaves this story of an eminent Victorian with a modern yarn about the embattled biographer, who is watching the House of Lords prepare to annul membership for hereditary peers and thus strip him of his position. Themes of fate and family snake throughout this teasing psychological suspense, a typically chilling tale from a master of the genre.

Synopsis:

In the tenth mystery bearing the pen name of Barbara Vine, internationally celebrated novelist Ruth Rendell illuminates a doctor's struggle between the desire to heal and the baser human instincts.

About the Author

The author of numerous novels, including A Dark-Adapted Eye, Annas Book, and Grasshopper, Barbara Vine is a pen name of Ruth Rendell. Rendell has won many awards, including three Edgars and four Gold Daggers. She lives in London, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400032525
Author:
Vine, Barbara
Publisher:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Location:
New York
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Subject:
mystery;fiction;crime;historical fiction;thriller;british;suspense;house of lords;historical;uk;crime fiction;hemophilia
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
2002/4
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.04x5.22x.82 in. .63 lbs.

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