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Vine, Barbara 1930-2015

Overview
Works: 86 works in 1,099 publications in 18 languages and 33,477 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Suspense fiction  Political fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, 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 )

78 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,420 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 birthday present by Barbara Vine( Book )

33 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,303 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
The brimstone wedding by Barbara Vine( Book )

74 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stella Newland, the gracious, dignified, dying woman in the nursing home, gives the key to her country house to Genevieve and tells her, in the few minutes a day her failing strength allows, the story of her own erotic entanglement in adultery and worse, much worse
The child's child : a novel by Barbara Vine( Book )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 2,227 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
The minotaur : a novel by Barbara Vine( Book )

48 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,222 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
Grasshopper : a novel by Barbara Vine( Book )

56 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 2,100 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 )

52 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 2,088 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 )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,005 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
Gallowglass by Barbara Vine( Book )

64 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,884 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
A dark-adapted eye by Barbara Vine( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith Severn investigates the mystery of a family murder that her family tries it's best to forget
King Solomon's carpet by Barbara Vine( Book )

62 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,787 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 )

24 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,534 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 )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,533 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
Anna's book by Barbara Vine( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,393 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 )

64 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 755 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 )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 429 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 )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a semi-fictionalized North London, a group of twenty-something slackers spend their nights walking the roofs of Maida Vale. On one of these walks they see a couple through an open window, a sighting with profound conseqences that reverberates through all their lives
The minotaur [a novel] by Barbara Vine( Recording )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 333 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
The child's child a novel by Barbara Vine( Recording )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 294 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 aura
Gallowglass by Barbara Vine( Recording )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 248 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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The brimstone wedding
Alternative Names

controlled identityRendell, Ruth, 1930-2015

Vaĭn, Barbara, 1930-

Vaina, Bārbara 1930-

Vaina, Bārbara, 1930-2015

Vine, Barbara

Vine, Barbara 1930-

Vine, Barbara, 1930-2015

Vine, Barbara 1930- pseud. för Ruth Rendell

Vine, Barbara pseud

וין, ברברה, 1930-2015

ヴァイン, バーバラ

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The birthday presentThe brimstone weddingThe minotaur : a novelGrasshopper : a novelNo night is too longThe blood doctor : a novelGallowglassA dark-adapted eye