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The Chimney Sweeper's Boy - Barbara Vine, Ruth Rendell
The Chimney Sweeper's Boy
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781416531937 (1416531939)
ASIN: 1416531939
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
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Crime-on-thrill
Crime-on-thrill rated it
3.5 A thriller but with a difference!!
THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER’S BOY by Barbara Vine is a standalone novel from the renowned British crime novelist, who is best known for her psychological thrillers. Gerald Candless, a bestselling and a onetime Booker prize shortlisted author dies suddenly, the day after entertaining guests at his house on t...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.5
This book, look most of Rendell’s work when she writes as Vine, is a family mystery. It is about the death of a father and the discovery of his daughters of whom this father actually was, who they actually are. In many ways, it is a horrifying novel because it is about the continuation of destruct...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 The Chimney Sweeper's Boy
bookshelves: summer-2010, families, published-1998, books-about-books-and-book-shops, mystery-thriller, glbt, fraudio, britain-england Recommended for: those who like books-about-books mysteries Read from August 02 to 05, 2010 Read by Frances BarberSource CDDuration approx 12:57 hours blurb - W...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
Read by Frances BarberSource CDDuration approx 12:57 hours blurb - Writing as Ruth Rendell, Barbara Vine has earned the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement. In The Chimney Sweeper's Boy, Vine proves herself the equal of her alter ego and a master of the psychological thriller--as well as the...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
I've always enjoyed the Vine books. They're so brooding, full of spaces where people don't connect with one another. Hell to live in, but perversely fun to read (at least my life isn't that awful).
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