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

Description

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
Ruth Rendell (1930 2015) won three Edgar Awards, the highest accolade from Mystery Writers of America, as well as four Gold Daggers and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre from England s prestigious Crime Writers Association. Her remarkable career spanned a half century, with more than sixty books published. A member of the House of Lords, she was one of the great literary figures of our time.


Praise For A Sight for Sore Eyes

Ruth Rendell is...

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

"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

"Stunning."
--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."
--People