Blood Lines

Blood Lines

Long and Short Stories

Book - 1996 | 1st American ed.
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Random House, Inc.
Hailed by Patricia Cornwell as "unequivocally the most brilliant mystery writer of our time, " Ruth Rendell now delivers an all-new collection of long- and short-story mysteries. As always with Rendell, these stories of mystery and wrongdoing shine their light into the dark places of the human psyche.

Baker & Taylor
Eleven stories deal with murder, complex family relationships, and the psychology of killers

Blackwell North Amer
In "Blood Relations," the first story in this collection, the tranquility of a small bucolic community is shattered by a young woman's discovery of her step-father's brutally beaten body. The woman adamantly denies knowing the identity of the murderer, but Chief Inspector Wexford remains steadfast in his belief that his primary suspects include the man's own family. Wexford patiently unravels the skein of events revealing evidence of spousal abuse, infidelity, avarice, and betrayal.
In "Burning End," a woman unfairly burdened with the duty of nursing her bedridden mother-in-law discovers a fire hazard in the old woman's farmhouse. Then fate steps in and teaches a hard lesson about the sometimes fickle injustice of guilt.

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c1996.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780517703236
Characteristics: 215 p. ; 22 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Oct 01, 2014

This description has got to be wrong.....


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at WCCLS

To Top