The Blood Doctor by Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell is the award-winning author of the Chief Inspector Wexford mysteries.

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The Blood Doctor by Ruth Rendell


Features

  • Hardcover: 384 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.25 x 9.25 x 6.75
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group; (July 2, 2002)
  • ASIN: 1400045045

    Reader Reviews
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: Bloody mediocre., June 30, 2003 Reviewer: P. A. Hogan from Providence RI USA In this overlong story of a biographer/hereditary peer's research into the life of his great-grandfather, the 1st Lord Nanther, the reader is able to sort out what Sir Henry was really up to long before the author lays it out in the final pages. At that, it goes out with a whimper rather than the hoped-for bang. Repeated references to genealogical charts were both necessary and bothersome. An "inside" look at the House of Lords during the hereditary peers' swan song was an interesting diversion, but the narrator's (Sir Henry's grandson, Martin)moans and groans after his departure were tiring. Vine/Rendell's writing skills alone kept me doggedly through the first 200 pages (of 369); only then did the story move beyond a snail's pace. The narrator becomes a convincing character only in the final pages, but he has been so tiresome throughout that by then I didn't care. Not recommended.

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