1. A Dark-Adapted Eye

    Ruth Rendell

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    In the Edgar Award–winning classic, a niece investigates the shocking secrets that condemned her once proud family

    Faith Severn has never understood why the willful matriarch of her high-society family, aunt Vera Hillyard, snapped and murdered her own beloved sister. But long after Vera is condemned to hang, a journalist’s startling discoveries allow Faith to perceive her family’s story in a new light. Set in post–World War II Britain, A Dark-Adapted Eye is both a gripping mystery and a harrowing psychological portrait of a complex woman at the head of a troubled family.
  2. Pub Date
    02/22/2011
    Publisher
    Open Road Integrated Media
    ISBN13
    9781453214848
    Format
    Ebook

Editorial Reviews

  • “A rich, beautifully crafted novel . . . In A Dark-Adapted Eye we have Rendell at the height of her powers.”—P. D. James

    “When the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world launched a second byline, she actually stepped up her writing a level.”—Time

About the author

Ruth Rendell

Edgar Award–winning author Ruth Rendell (b. 1930) has written more than seventy books and sold more than twenty million copies worldwide. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (London), she is the recipient of the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers’ Association. Rendell’s award-winning novels include A Demon in My View (1976), A Dark-Adapted Eye (1987), and King Solomon’s Carpet (1991). Her popular crime stories featuring Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford were adapted into a long-running British television series (1987–2000) starring George Baker.