Barbara Vine A Dark Adapted Eye

ISBN 13: 9780141040189

A Dark Adapted Eye

3.98 avg rating
( 6,274 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780141040189: A Dark Adapted Eye

A Dark-Adapted Eye - a prize-winning crime classic by bestselling author Barbara Vine Winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award 'A rich, complex and beautifully crafted novel' P.D. James 'Compulsively readable ... a carefully devised plot unfolded with the most cunning art. Wilkie Collins and Dickens would have admired it' Sunday Times Like most families they had their secrets . . . And they hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. No onlooker would guess that prim Vera Hillyard and her beautiful, adored younger sister, Eden, were locked in a dark and bitter combat over one of those secrets. England in the fifties was not kind to women who erred, so they had to use every means necessary to keep the truth hidden behind closed doors - even murder. 'Brilliantly plotted. Vine is not afraid to walk down the mean streets of the mind and can build up an almost tangible atmosphere of menace and unease' Daily Telegraph 'Will linger in your memory long after you have closed the book. A first-rate novel' Washington Post A Dark-Adapted Eye is modern classic. If you enjoy the crime novels of P.D. James, Ian Rankin and Scott Turow, you will love this book. Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fifteen novels using this pseudonym, including A Fatal Inversion and King Solomon's Carpet which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Her other books include: A Dark Adapted Eye; The House of Stairs; Gallowglass; Asta's Book; No Night Is Too Long; In the Time of His Prosperity; The Brimstone Wedding; The Chimney Sweeper's Boy; Grasshopper; The Blood Doctor; The Minotaur; The Birthday Present and The Child's Child.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Barbara Vine was the pen-name of Ruth Rendell, and Viking published all of her books under that name. Rendell was an exceptional crime writer, with worldwide sales of approximately 20 million copies, and regular Sunday Times bestsellers. Rendell won numerous awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for 1976's best crime novel with A Demon in My View, a Gold Dagger award for Live Flesh in 1986, and the Sunday Times Literary Award in 1990. In 2013 she was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in crime writing. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. Ruth Rendell died in May 2015.

Review:

'Compulsively readable... a carefully devised plot unfolded with the most cunning art. Wilkie Collins and Dickens would have admired it' Sunday Times 'Brilliantly plotted. Vine is not afraid to walk down the mean streets of the mind and can build up an almost tangible atmosphere of menace and unease' Daily Telegraph 'It is no secret that Barbara Vine is the distinguished crime writer Ruth Rendell and in A Dark-Adapted Eye we have Ms Rendell at the height of her powers. This is a rich, compelx and beautifully crafted novel, which combines excitement with psychological subtlety. I salute a deeply satisfying achievement' - P.D. James

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Barbara Vine
Published by Penguin Canada (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141040181 ISBN 13: 9780141040189
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
California Spanish Books
(San francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Canada, 2009. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141040189

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
27.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.28
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Barbara Vine
Published by Penguin (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141040181 ISBN 13: 9780141040189
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0141040181

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
31.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Vine, Barbara
Published by Penguin Canada (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141040181 ISBN 13: 9780141040189
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Canada, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110141040181

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
35.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Vine, Barbara
Published by Penguin Canada 2009-06-23 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141040181 ISBN 13: 9780141040189
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Canada 2009-06-23, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0141040181 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0141040181

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
34.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Vine, Barbara
Published by Penguin Canada
ISBN 10: 0141040181 ISBN 13: 9780141040189
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Canada. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0141040181 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0029074

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
46.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.79
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds