Barbara Vine

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Barbara Vine is the pseudonym of crime novelist Ruth Rendell, who was born in London in 1930 and is now acknowledged as one of Britain’s leading crime writers. Readers should consult the entry by Susan Rowland on Rendell for full information on this writer’s life. Since 1986, Rendell has published twelve novels as Barbara Vine. These are: A Dark Adapted Eye (1986); A Fatal Inversion (1987); The House of Stairs (1988); Gallowglass (1990); King Solomon’s Carpet (1991); Asta’s Book (1993); No Night is too Long (1994); The Brimstone Wedding (1995); The Chimney Sweeper’s Boy (…

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Turner, Nicholas. "Barbara Vine". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 June 2012
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