- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (2 Mar. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141020725
- ISBN-13: 978-0141020723
- Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 3 x 18.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,543,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Minotaur Paperback – 2 Mar 2006
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'The reader is kept in suspense throughout... vintage wine from the Rendell vine' Independent 'The Cosway family is a mesmerizing creation... I rushed through the last pages' - Penelope Lively, Sunday Times 'Stealthy, credible, ingenious and addictive' Literary Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. Viking have published her eleven previous novels, including A Dark-Adapted Eye, which won the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award, and most recently Grasshopper and The Blood Doctor - both bestsellers. Ruth Rendell sits in the House of Lords as a Labour peer. She lives in Maida Vale, London.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have thoroughly enjoyed and wholeheartedly reccommend The Minotaur
Vine is amazing. Long may she write such chilling novels which stop us in our tracks and prevent us from doing anything except turning the pages. I can only think in superlatives about this book.
Both Kerstin and the author's great compassion for John is what lifts this book above what could have been just any other Aga saga thriller, or a spoof of the Victorian Gothics, at which the author pokes some gentle fun at times. Kerstin's growing affection for John, and the way he tries to reach out to her in the limited way he knows how, are heart-rending. The final pay-off is done simply and low-key, but it will horrify you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book like so many of Barbara Vine's other one is a page turning, a book full of mystery and questions. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Georgia Chambers
I have happily been re reading Barbara Vine recently, and although this one was first published in 2005, the period it is set in is the Sixties, with the benefit of hindsight as... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Katharine Kirby
One almost feels cheated by this particular Barbara Vine novel. Cheated, because the writing is so wonderfully gripping, the atmosphere and characters so well-done that the climax... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jl Adcock
One observation only: Ida overhears her sister leaving a 'tell him it is Tamara' message over the phone and appears shocked. Read morePublished 14 months ago by bookworm
Gripping. Creates an old fashioned world where you get drawn into, as any good book should. Reminder of a huge talent we have now lost.Published 17 months ago by Barbara Carter
Very slow at start, lots of names that I found confusing, then suddenly I "got it" and couldn't put it down. I love all B Vine's books, and this one didn't disappoint.Published 23 months ago by Pauline
Another fascinating Barbara Vine story. You gradually get sucked into the story and can't wait to finish it. Read morePublished on 24 May 2014 by Golden Oldie
I love Barbara Vine, and this has many of her hallmarks, but is not her best - very slow. Much prefer eg The House of Stairs and GrasshopperPublished on 15 May 2014 by Lola Bergen