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Grasshopper : a novel
Barbara Vine
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Barbara Vine is the author of "The Chimney Sweeper's Boy" (Harmony, 1998), "The Brimstone Wedding" (Harmony, 1995), & "Anna's Book" (Harmony, 1993). She lives in London, England. (Publisher Provided) Ruth Rendell, a.k.a. Barbara Vine, was born in London and educated in Essex where she worked as a reporter and a sub editor for newspapers from 1948 to 1952. Since the 1960's, Rendell has been writing mysteries featuring Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford. In between, she also writes other non-series psychological crime stories under her own name and as Barbara Vine. She has won three Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America - one for the novel "A Dark-Adapted Eye" (1986) written as Barbara Vine and the other two for short stories (1975, 1984). She has also won a Silver Dagger in 1985 for "The Tree of Hands" and three Gold Daggers (1976, 1986, and 1987) for "A Demon in My View," "Live Flesh" and "A Fatal Inversion" from the British crime Writers Association. Rendell was nominated peer in the House of Lords and is now Baroness Rendell of Babergh. (Bowker Author Biography)

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