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Ruth Rendell

British writer

1930   -   2015

genre: detective novel, crime fiction short story, novella, mystery novel
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
native language: English
occupation: politician, novelist, screenwriter, writer
award received: Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Riverton International Honour Prize, Edgar Award, Martin Beck Award, Cartier Diamond Dagger, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
position held: Member of the House of Lords
influenced by: Dorothy L. Sayers, Patricia Highsmith, Sheridan Le Fanu, Agatha Christie, M. R. James
literature.britishcouncil.org/ruth-rendell

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, (née Grasemann; 17 February 1930 – 2 May 2015), was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries.Rendell's best-known creation, Chief Inspector Wexford, was the hero of many popular police stories, some of them successfully adapted for TV. But Rendell also wrote a second type of crime novel that deeply explored the psychological background of criminals and their victims, many of them mentally afflicted or otherwise socially isolated. This theme was developed further in a third series of novels, published under a pseudonym - Barbara Vine.
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works

74

A Judgement in Stone

1977 novel by Ruth Rendell

author: Ruth Rendell

1977

The Water's Lovely

book by Ruth Rendell

author: Ruth Rendell

2006

Kissing the Gunner's Daughter

book by Ruth Rendell

author: Ruth Rendell

1992

The Babes in the Wood

book by Ruth Rendell

author: Ruth Rendell

2002

A Dark-Adapted Eye

novel by Ruth Rendell

author: Ruth Rendell

1986

Wolf to the Slaughter

Novel by Ruth Rendell

author: Ruth Rendell

1967

A Fatal Inversion

novel by Ruth Rendell

author: Ruth Rendell

1987

A Guilty Thing Surprised

novel by Ruth Rendell

author: Ruth Rendell

1970

Thirteen Steps Down

novel by Ruth Rendell

author: Ruth Rendell

2004

A New Lease of Death

novel by Ruth Rendell

author: Ruth Rendell

1967

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