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Barbara Vine

Rendell’s first Vine novel came out in 1986, when she had an idea that wouldn’t fit either of her categories of police procedural or psychological crime. She decided to write it using her middle name and her great-grandmother’s maiden name, and so Barbara Vine was born. In fact she was always called ‘Ruth’ by her father’s side, and ‘Barbara’ by her mother’s, but now has just one family member left who calls her ‘Barbara’.

Chitra Ramaswamy

2013

The Child's Child
The fourteenth Barbara Vine novel

2008

The Birthday Present
The thirteenth Barbara Vine novel

2005

The Minotaur
The twelfth Barbara Vine novel

2002

The Blood Doctor
The eleventh Barbara Vine novel

2000

Grasshopper
The tenth Barbara Vine novel

1998

The Chimney Sweeper's Boy
The ninth Barbara Vine novel

1996

The Brimstone Wedding
The eighth Barbara Vine novel

1994

No Night is Too Long
The seventh Barbara Vine novel

1993

Asta's Book
The sixth Barbara Vine novel

1991

King Solomon's Carpet
The fifth Barbara Vine novel

1990

Gallowglass
The fourth Barbara Vine novel

1988

The House of Stairs
The third Barbara Vine novel

1987

A Fatal Inversion
The second Barbara Vine novel

1986

A Dark-Adapted Eye
The first Barbara Vine novel