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Vine, Barbara 1930-2015

Overview
Works: 80 works in 1,136 publications in 15 languages and 33,188 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Political fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6068.E63, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Vine
The birthday present by Barbara Vine( Book )

34 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mention his name and most people will say, 'Who?' while the rest think for a bit and ask, if 'he wasn't the one who got involved in all that sleaze back whenever it was . . . ?' It's late spring of 1990 and a love affair is flourishing: between Ivor Tesham, a thirty-three year old rising star of Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government, and Hebe Furnal, a stunning North London housewife stuck in a dull marriage. What excitement Hebe lacks at home, however, is amply compensated for by the well-bred and intensely attractive Tesham - an ardent womaniser and ambitious politician
The child's child : a novel by Barbara Vine( Book )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 2,232 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 brimstone wedding by Barbara Vine( Book )

68 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,223 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 minotaur : a novel by Barbara Vine( Book )

50 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,196 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 blood doctor : a novel by Barbara Vine( Book )

47 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,029 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 )

48 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,872 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 )

54 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jarvis lives in a crumbling house with a view of the Jubilee Railway Line. He loves London's railways, particularly the underground, with all its secrets, the hidden tunnels, the mysterious ghost stations, its spectacular incidents and the frightening accidents
A fatal inversion by Barbara Vine( Book )

53 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een stel jonge mensen ziet tijdens een opwindende zomer op een oud landgoed in Suffolk luchthartig spel veranderen in bittere tragedie
The House of Stairs by Barbara Vine( Book )

30 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old and quaint house is the setting for murder when it becomes populated by a number of people
Asta's book by Barbara Vine( Book )

68 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 749 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 )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 413 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 )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 385 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 )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 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 246 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'
 
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The brimstone wedding
Alternative Names

controlled identityRendell, Ruth, 1930-2015

Vaĭn, Barbara, 1930-

Vaina, Bārbara 1930-

Vaina, Bārbara, 1930-2015

Vajn, Barbara 1930-2015

Vine 1930- B.

Vine, Barbara

Vine, Barbara 1930-

Vine, Barbara 1930- pseud. för Ruth Rendell

Vine, Barbara pseud

Ренделл Р. 1930-

ヴァイン, バーバラ

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The brimstone weddingThe minotaur : a novelThe blood doctor : a novelA dark-adapted eyeKing Solomon's carpetA fatal inversionThe House of StairsAsta's book