The Chimney Sweeper's Boy

The Chimney Sweeper's Boy

Book - 1998
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An unforgettable tale of mystery and obsession by Barbara Vine (pseudonym of Ruth Rendell, winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement) This is the utterly absorbing story of best-selling novelist Gerald Candless, whose sudden death from a heart attack leaves behind a wife and two doting daughters. To sort through her grief, one of his daughters, Sarah, decides to write a biography of her internationally celebrated father. Within hours of beginning her research, Sarah comes across the first of what will be many shocking revelations. As her life is slowly torn apart, a terrible logic finally emerges to explain her mother's remoteness, her father's need to continually reinvent himself in his work, and a long-forgotten London murder.
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1998
ISBN: 9780670879274
0670879274
Branch Call Number: FIC/Vine 359401 1
Characteristics: 342 p

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brianreynolds Mar 14, 2015

Devine! This was my first adventure with the author and I was impressed. She writes plainly, letting her plot do the heavy lifting, and in so doing she achieves an elegance that is increasingly rare. I gobbled it. Her characters and their dilemmas kept me up late, kept me awake, kept me smiling. What else does one ask of an author?

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