A Sight for Sore Eyes

A Sight for Sore Eyes

By Ruth Rendell

Dell Publishing Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440235446, 384pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 2000


Teddy was born in squalor. Now he is a craftsman determined to banish ugliness from his life. Harriet is a beautiful, bored trophy wife who employs a series of repairmen for her sexual satisfaction. And Francine is a college student who witnessed her mother's murder and now must free herself from her father's manipulative second wife. Connected by strands of chance, their lives intersecting in the strangest of ways, these three people are on a journey that will bring them to each other--and to a beautiful ivy-covered home with at least one dead body in the basement....

About the Author
Edgar Award winning author Ruth Rendell (b. 1930) has written more than seventy books and sold more than twenty million copies worldwide. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (London), she is the recipient of the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers Association. Rendell s award-winning novels include "A Demon in My View" (1976), "A Dark-Adapted Eye "(1987), and "King Solomon s Carpet "(1991). Her popular crime stories featuring Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford were adapted into a long-running British television series (1987 2000) starring George Baker.

Praise For A Sight for Sore Eyes

Ruth Rendell is...

"The best mystery writer in the English-speaking world."

"A phenomenon."
--Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review

Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award

A Sight For Sore Eyes is...

"Harrowing...a flawless piece of craftsmanship."
--The New York Times Book Review

--The Washington Post Book World

"Bold, imaginative...spare and unforgiving."
--The New York Times Book Review

"No one can match Rendell, chill for chill."
--Chicago Tribune

"Unequivocally, the most brilliant mystery novelist of our time."
--Patricia Cornwell

"One of the most remarkable novelists of her generation."