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The Blood Doctor By Barbara Vine

The Blood Doctor
by Barbara Vine

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This novel is about ambition and obsession, but primarily about blood - both in its metaphysical and its physical sense. Lord Nanther is writing a biography of his great-grandfather, physician to Queen Victoria and expert in blood diseases, when he uncovers a horrifying secret.
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The Blood Doctor by Barbara Vine

The Blood Doctor by Barbara Vine - a crime masterpiece about ambition, obsession and bad blood

'An outstandingly original book' Sunday Times

The current Lord Nanther, experiencing the reform of the House of Lords, embarks on a biography of his great-grandfather, the first Lord Nanther, favoured physician to Queen Victoria, expert on blood diseases and particularly the royal disease of haemophilia. What he uncovers begins to horrify him as he realizes that Nanther died a guilty man - carrying a horrific secret to the grave.

Weaving effortlessly between past and present, public life and private life, The Blood Doctoris a superbly satisfying novel that will be adored by readers of P.D. James, Ian Rankin and Scott Turow.

'A magnificent novel' Daily Mail

'Intriguing and absorbing and wholly satisfying' Spectator
'Plotted with a jeweller's intricacy and ominous to the final sentence' Sunday Telegraph

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.

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About Barbara Vine


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.

Additional information

GOR000586032
The Blood Doctor by Barbara Vine
Barbara Vine
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-03-27
480
0141009160
9780141009162
N/A
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