No night is too long

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Onyx, Jan 1, 1996 - Fiction - 352 pages
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The author of Anna's Book -- who was hailed as "one of the finest practitioners of her craft in the English-speaking world" by the New York Times Book Review -- has written a relentlessly compelling tale of sexual obsession, mistaken identity, and murder. Tim thought he'd gotten away with it. For months after the murder off the Alaskan coast he'd heard not a word. No policeman at his door asking questions. Nothing. And then the letters began. At first they seemed almost innocuous accounts of historical events. But a common theme emerged quickly. It was particularly germane to Tim, and it related directly to murder. In No Night Is Too Long, Barbara Vine has written a tour de force, rich in characters and setting, a remarkable novel by an internationally celebrated master of her craft. To research the book, the author and her husband embarked on a boat trip from Seattle up the Alaskan coast. The stark beauty of that experience provides No Night Is Too Long with an extraordinarily vivid sense of place. The novel's exploration of sexual identity and guilt represents a departure for Vine. Its resolution -- as always -- is a stunning surprise.

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Ruth Rendell simply is the best mystery writer alive. - Goodreads
The twists in the plot after that are compelling. - Goodreads
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Awful....nothing worse than reading an accomplished expert author try too hard.....couldn't get past the first three or four chapters, which is rare for a Rendell work. Read full review

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User Review  - Tia - Goodreads

I think i really like it. It is not the kind of book that you can give a lot of thinking on, but i really enjoy reading it the whole way through. Read full review

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Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1996)

Ruth Rendell is the recipient of several awards, including three Edgars and four Gold Daggers from the UKa (TM)s Crime Writersa (TM) Association. Simisola, Blood Lines, Keys to the Street, and The Brimstone Wedding (written as Barbara Vine) are available from Brilliance Audio. She lives in England.

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.

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