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Vine, Barbara 1930-

Overview
Works: 134 works in 729 publications in 6 languages and 33,713 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Suspense fiction  Political fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6068.E63, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Vine
The chimney sweeper's boy : a novel by Barbara Vine ( Book )
32 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 2,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Englishwoman writing a biography of her father, a famous novelist, discovers that as a young man he changed names, taking the name of a boy who died in infancy. She goes looking for the reason and discovers murder
The minotaur : a novel by Barbara Vine ( Book )
39 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Swedish nurse Kirsten Kvist has no idea what to expect when she takes a job with the Cosway family at their estate deep in the Essex countryside, but she discovers a divided family in which secrets, sexual obsession, and betrayal lead to murder
The brimstone wedding by Barbara Vine ( Book )
21 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in English and held by 2,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of the power and the poison of love. The protagonists are two women in an old people's home in England, one a nurse, the other a patient. On learning of the nurse's affair with a married man, the patient is moved to reveal her own affair, one for which she bought a house, its existence unknown to her family and she gives the nurse the keys so she has a place for her clandestine rendezvous. The novel describes both romances, following them to their tragic ends. By the author of No Night Is Too Long
The birthday present by Barbara Vine ( Book )
33 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writing under the pen name Barbara Vine, the international bestselling author Ruth Rendell--the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world ("Time")--has created an unrelentingly riveting novel of mystery and suspense
Grasshopper : a novel by Barbara Vine ( Book )
40 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clodagh Brown has always loved climbing, from trees to electrical pylons to the rooftops of London
No night is too long by Barbara Vine ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 2,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a homosexual announces he is leaving his partner for a woman, the other threatens to reveal the man's homosexuality. They fight and the one who made the threat is left for dead on a remote island. But he is not dead and he plots revenge. By the author of Anna's Book
The blood doctor : a novel by Barbara Vine ( Book )
32 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Nanther researches the life of his great-grandfather Henry Nanther, the personal physician to Queen Victoria and the first doctor to be granted a peerage. As Martin digs deeper, Henry's obsession with blood and the number of friends and relatives who died mysterious deaths begins to take on an ominous tone
A dark-adapted eye by Barbara Vine ( Book )
34 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faith Severn investigates the mystery of a family murder that her family tries it's best to forget
The child's child : a novel by Barbara Vine ( Book )
19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When their grandmother dies, Grace and Andrew Easton inherit her sprawling, book-filled London home, Dinmont House. Rather than sell it, the adult siblings move in together, splitting the numerous bedrooms and studies. The arrangement is unusual, but ideal for the affectionate pair--until the day Andrew brings home a new boyfriend. A devilishly handsome novelist, James Derain resembles Cary Grant, but his strident comments about Grace's doctoral thesis soon puncture the house's idyllic atmosphere. When he and Andrew witness their friend's murder outside a London nightclub, James begins to unravel, and what happens next will change the lives of everyone in the house
King Solomon's carpet by Barbara Vine ( Book )
34 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jarvis lives in a crumbling house with a view of the Jubilee Line: he loves the tube with all its secrets--its hidden tunnels, its mysterious "ghost" stations, its incidents and accidents, which he records. He lives in a house which was once a school, but now he lets out rooms to the various misfits and outcasts who come in through the tube--a magician and his lovely assistant, a Safeguard volunteer and his falcon, a sinister bear of a man planning to blow up the London Underground
The House of Stairs by Barbara Vine ( Book )
20 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An old and quaint house is the setting for murder when it becomes populated by a number of people
A fatal inversion by Barbara Vine ( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The second novel by Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine is the story of the discovery of human bones buried in an animal cemetery and its lethal ramifications. With consummate skill, the mystery is unraveled, keeping the reader guessing about the killers' and the victims' identities
Gallowglass by Barbara Vine ( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saved from suicide by a mysterious stranger called Sandor, Little Joe becomes an abject servant to his rescuer's maniacal whims and a part of Sandor's plan to kidnap one of the world's most beautiful women
Anna's book by Barbara Vine ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anna is a young Danish woman living in London at the turn of the century. Homesick and lonely for her husband, she keeps her innermost thoughts in a diary. When she dies, these memoirs, spanning sixty years, will be published to international acclaim and huge commercial success. But as Anna's granddaughter discovers many years later, one entry has been cut out of the original journals, which may shed light on an unsolved multiple murder - the stabbing death of an elderly
Asta's book by Barbara Vine ( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anna is a young Danish woman living in London at the turn of the century. Homesick and lonely for her husband, she keeps her innermost thoughts in a diary. When she dies, these memoirs, spanning sixty years, will be published to international acclaim and huge commercial success. But as Anna's granddaughter discovers many years later, one entry has been cut out of the original journals, which may shed light on an unsolved multiple murder - the stabbing death of an elderly woman and her daughter - and the mysterious disappearance of an infant child. Vintage Vine, this novel alternates between passages from Anna's best-selling memoirs and the thoughts of Anna's granddaughter, recent heir to Anna's estate. With unforgettable characters and a plot rich in complexity, the mystery unfolds like a dark flower, petal by petal. Another tour de force from Barbara Vine
The Chimney sweeper's boy by Barbara Vine ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman's determination to write a biography of her late father, celebrated novelist Gerald Candless, leads to an unexpected mystery when she discovers that he had hidden his true identity, stolen his name, and may have been linked to a long-forgotten murder
Grasshopper by Barbara Vine ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman fascinated with heights falls in with a group of roof climbers who spend their evenings walking the roofs of London. These youthful idealists decide to help a couple being harassed by tabloids accusing them of kidnapping a child
Gallowglass by Barbara Vine ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the motives behind Sandor and his story-telling become clear, the darkness surrounding him is too much for the beautiful ex-model sequestered in her Suffolk mansion by an obsessive husband
The minotaur [a novel] by Barbara Vine ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kerstin Kvist, a young nurse fresh out of school has been hired for a position with the Cosway family, residents of the Old Hall in Essex for generations. She is soon introduced to her "charge," John Cosway, a thirty-nine-year-old man whose strange behavior is vaguely explained by his mother and sisters as part of the madness that runs in the family. Bitter wrangling among Julia Cosway and her four grown daughters becomes increasingly evident. But this is just the most obvious of the tensions that charge the old remote estate, with its sealed rooms full of mystery. Soon Kerstin will find herself in possession of knowledge she will wish she'd never attained, secrets that will propel the occupants of Lydstep Old Hall headlong into sexual obsession, betrayal, and, finally, murder
Gallowglass by Barbara Vine ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Sandor snatched little Joe from the path of a London Tube train, he was quick to make clear the terms of the rescue. "I saved your life," he told the homeless youngster, "so your life belongs to me now." Sandor began to tell him a fairy-tale: an aging prince, a kidnapped princess chained by one ankle, a missed rendezvous. But what did this mysterious story have to do with Sandor's preparations? Joe had only understood his own role: he was a gallowglass, the servant of a Chief
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Rendell, Ruth, 1930-

Vaina, Bārbara, 1930-
Vine, Barbara, pseud. för Ruth Rendell, 1930-
ヴァイン, バーバラ
Languages
English (419)
French (4)
German (2)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)
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