Ruth Rendell

One of the world’s most highly acclaimed and influential crime writers, Ruth Rendell became known for her expertly plotted series detective fiction, psychological thrillers and short stories, written under her own name and under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, her writing garnered a host of awards throughout her career, including the coveted Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime services to crime writing.

Her first novel, 1964’s From Doon with Death, was set in the fictional town of Kingsmarkham and introduced the character of Chief Inspector Wexford. This became the first novel in a series starring the detective, which was later successfully televised in a long-running series of adaptations. Many of her other works were also adapted for television and cinema. Alongside publishing 24 Wexford novels, Rendell published a number of standalone thrillers including To Fear a Painted Devil, A Judgement in Stone, The Bridesmaid, The Crocodile Bird, The Keys to the Street, A Sight for Sore Eyes, Adam and Eve and Pinch Me, The Water's Lovely and Tigerlily's Orchids.

In 1986 Rendell developed a new writing persona with the publication of A Dark-Adapted Eye under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. Other novels published as Barbara Vine include Gallowglass, The Chimney-sweeper's Boy, Grasshopper, The Minotaur, The Birthday Present and The Child's Child.

Ruth Rendell was appointed a CBE in the 1996 Birthday Honours and was made a life peer as Baroness Rendell of Babergh, of Aldeburgh in the County of Suffolk in 1997. 

SEE MORE

The Chief Inspector Wexford Novels

From Doon With Death
Added to basket
A New Lease Of Death
Added to basket
Wolf To The Slaughter
Added to basket
The Best Man To Die
Added to basket
A Guilty Thing Surprised
Added to basket
No More Dying Then
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Murder Being Once Done
Added to basket
Some Lie And Some Die
Added to basket
Shake Hands For Ever
Added to basket
A Sleeping Life
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Put On By Cunning
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Veiled One
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Kissing The Gunner's Daughter
Added to basket
Simisola
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Road Rage
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Babes In The Wood
Added to basket
End In Tears
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Not in the Flesh
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

SEE MORE

Other Books by Ruth Rendell

A Demon In My View
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
A Judgement In Stone
Added to basket
Talking To Strange Men
Added to basket
The Killing Doll
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Live Flesh
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Bridesmaid
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Going Wrong
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Crocodile Bird
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Keys To The Street
Added to basket
A Sight For Sore Eyes
Added to basket
Adam And Eve And Pinch Me
Added to basket
The Rottweiler
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Thirteen Steps Down
Added to basket
The Water's Lovely
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Portobello
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Tigerlily's Orchids
Added to basket
The Saint Zita Society
Added to basket
The Girl Next Door
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Writing as Barbara Vine 

A Dark-Adapted Eye
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
A Fatal Inversion
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The House of Stairs
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
King Solomon's Carpet
Added to basket
The Chimney Sweeper's Boy
Added to basket
The Blood Doctor
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
The Minotaur
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
The Birthday Present
Added to basket
The Child's Child
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback