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  • Author:
    Barbara Vine
  • ISBN:
    0140086374
  • ISBN13:
    978-0140086379
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  • Publisher:
    Penguin Canada (September 6, 1988)
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A Fatal Inversion is a 1987 novel by Ruth Rendell, written under the pseudonym Barbara Vine.

A Fatal Inversion is a 1987 novel by Ruth Rendell, written under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. The novel won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger in that year and, in 1987, was also shortlisted for the Dagger of Daggers, a special award to select the best Gold Dagger winner of the award's 50-year history. In the process of burying a beloved dog in the animal cemetery of Wyvis Hall, a beautiful Suffolk country house, the owner unearths the skeletons of a dead woman and baby.

A Fatal Inversion 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.

A dramatisation of Barbara Vine's Gold Dagger award-winning crime novel. The year of the long, hot summer: 1976

A dramatisation of Barbara Vine's Gold Dagger award-winning crime novel. The year of the long, hot summer: 1976. We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you.

Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. I love the way she writes about her characters. She has written fourteen novels using this pseudonym, including A Fatal Inversion and King Solomon's Carpet which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Ruth Rendell sits in the House of Lords as a Labour peer. She lives in Maida Vale, London. She really makes you want to know what happens to them.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. A Fatal Inversion - a classic thriller from the queen of crime Barbara Vine 'An absolute winner. a gripping read from start to end' Daily Mail'Brilliant. Vine has the kind of near-Victorian narrative drive. that compels a reader to go on turning the pages' Sunday TimesIn the long hot summer of 1976, a group of young people are camping in Wyvis Hall. Adam, Rufus, Shiva, Vivien and Zosie hardly ask why they are there or how they are to live; they scavenge, steal and sell the family heirlooms.

A Fatal Inversion - a classic thriller from the queen of crime Barbara Vine. a gripping read from start to end. a gripping read from start to end' Daily Mail 'Brilliant. that compels a reader to go on turning the pages' Sunday Times In the long hot summer of 1976, a group of young people are camping in Wyvis Hall.

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Flag as Inappropriate  . King Solomon's Carpet, A Fatal Inversion and Asta's Book (alternative US title, Anna's Book), among others, inhabit the same territory as her psychological crime novels while further developing themes of human misunderstandings and the unintended consequences of family secrets and hidden crimes.

In the long hot summer of 1976, a group of young people are camping in Wyvis Hall. Adam, Rufus, Shiva, Vivien and Zosie hardly ask why they are there or how they are to live; they scavenge, steal and sell the family heirlooms. In short, they exist. Ten years later, the bodies of a woman and child are discovered in the Hall's animal cemetery. Which woman? Whose child? "I defy anyone to guess the conclusion! The clues are cunningly planted, so that it seems one should have known all along. A most satisfying end" - "Daily Telegraph".

Ese
I enjoy a good murder mystery now and then. This is not that. This is better. Barbara Vine (a.k.s. Ruth Rendell) writes about murders, but not as who-dun-its, rather why'd-they- do-its. This book is one I have read a couple of times. It is enjoyable. And like life, we don't all get our just desserts. I truly never saw the ending coming - and not because the author just lamely took a turn. Vine creates characters we've all known, and then lets us peak through their windows, to see a bit of what they're up to.

I don't usually read Rendell - but I love Vine - same person, but writes as two completely different people. The Vine stories are compelling, and very much character driven. (Should you try this book and like it, try "Minotaur" as well - you'll feel like one of the neighbors, shaking your head and speculating well into the night.)
Zut
This book has been around for years and I have read it several times. Youth, unexpected riches, timing, careless optimism, unintended evil and collective guilt all take place in the space of a single charmed and ultimately disastrous summer. The author captures perfectly the feel of a summer in the early seventies when being young, wild and off the grid was still possible. Set in the English countryside and peopled by the diverse personalities that often found themselves sharing a hippie lifestyle in those hopeful yet hopelessly naive times, it is a story that will captivate and intrigue you and keep you reading for the pure joy of an excellently written novel. And for the "what on earth could have happened" that grips you from the very first page.
Whitescar
This is one of my favorite books by Barbara Vine. I love the way she writes about her characters. She really makes you want to know what happens to them. I did not like these people. They were the youth of the era in which they lived, but as they became adults, realized there were consequences to their youthful actions.
Also, a real surprise ending. I was reading along too fast as I really wanted to know what was going to happen. Then I reached the end. My reaction was WHAT? I had to go back and re-read a few pages. I still had to think about it for a bit. It was great. A really good book.
Nirad
I like a good mystery but found this boring. I barely got thru first few chapters. Totally confused by who was who and did not like her going back and forth between characters. I put book up. I may try reading it again at a later date. I always finish every book I start. This is first book I ever did not finish. I read a lot and have a library full.
Molace
I've never read anything by this author, but I'd like to read more from her. This was a fairly gripping story, grabs you from beginning to end. It tends to get a bit tedious, the switching from past to present to past to present, but all in all, I'd recommend this book to others who like a bit of thrill in their books.
lacki
Typical Ruth Rendell. She is adept at plunging into the dark side of humans and their self deceptions.
Her ability to make murder part of the human condition causes the reader to look deep inside and see that most of us are only a few steps away from a horrific act.
The civilized, moral veneer we all have can be shed under the most mundane situations.
Crazy
having lived in england,,i gloried in her descriptions. i loved her use of place names and people. she really built the characters and the story in a lengthy way,,,but it brought me back to my salad days. she built ever so, so slowly to her conclusion,,,that i was truly surprised. sometimes, her stories are bit hard to believe,,,about really sick characters.,,but all these characters were credible. if you love the english countryside and her descriptions of all the flowers,,,this is the book for you.
Absolutely stellar. I cannot count the number of murder mystery/psychological thriller books I've read, but this is certainly one of the best. Not only are the plot twists challenging and intriguing, but the writing is superb. The characters are interesting and well defined. I really loved this book and will read more from this author ( in all her forms). It's amazing I've just discovered her.