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Blood Doctor, the (2002) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

When Martin Nanther, Hereditary Peer in the House of Lords, is choosing the subject of his next biography, he becomes intrigued by the life of his own great-grandfather, Henry Nanther. So grateful was Queen Victoria for Henry's services as physician to the royal family that she granted him a peerage, making him a lord, the first doctor ever to be so honored. Henry had been especially attentive to hemophiliacs in the royal family, for he was obsessed with blood. As he recounted in his diary, "Red is my favorite color. To me a splash of blood is beautiful, and I profoundly lack understanding of those who flinch or even faint at the sight of it."

As his research deepens, Martin begins to uncover hints that his great-grandfather's fascination with blood may have had its darker side. The murder of Henry's fiancee, the death of his young son, the remarkable number of relatives and friends who died mysteriously - could all these have been mere coincidence? Martin scours England and America for relatives whose attics or memories might hold clues, until finally the tragic truth stands revealed.

Original title: The Blood Doctor
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

Edition #1: Blood Doctor, the

Blood Doctor, the (2002)
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Language: English

  • "Barbara Vine is Ruth Rendell letting rip." Ruth Padel, Daily Telegraph
  • "She goes for the imagination as a lesser writer would go for the jugular." Philip Oakes, Literary Review
  • "The Rendell/Vine partnership has for years been producing consistently better work than most Booker winners put together." Ian Rankin
  • "When she wears her Barbara Vine hat, Rendell has perfected a type of story in which criminality, psychological disorder and the small change of daily life share the same canvas." David Robson, Sunday Telegraph
  • "A superb and original writer" Amanda Craig, Express
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Blood Doctor, the (2002)

ISBN: 0670912743

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