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Pity for the psychopath: Ruth Rendell's Dark Corners

Ruth Rendell's unconventional crime novels empathised with the bad guys. Jake Kerridge salutes her final story

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Ruth Rendell AND P.D. James Wow! Sure would have liked to have been there to listen to these two greats!

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The most recent book of the month for our book group was The Water’s Lovely by Ruth Rendell. The author, Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, who also wrote under the pseud…

The Water’s Lovely by Ruth Rendell | Valerie Penny's Book Reviews

A Sight for Sore Eyes by Ruth Rendell (1999, Hardcover, First Edition)

The lives of Francine, a woman who had been an eyewitness as a child to her mother's murder; Harriet, an aging and bored beauty; and Teddy, a handsome but murderously psychopathic young man, collide in a harrowing, unforgettable, and fateful climax.

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Ruth Rendell: 'Withholding information from the reader should be part of any story'

Novel reading boosts empathy or, at any rate reminds us that things are complicated; fiction unpicks knots. The success of The Examined Life...

The most recent book of the month for our book group was The Water’s Lovely by Ruth Rendell. The author, Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, who also wrote under the pseud…

Ruth Rendell - aka Barbara Vine UK (1930 - 2015) Ruth Rendell wrote her first novel From Doon with Death in 1964, which introduced her enduring and popular detective, INSPECTOR REGINALD WEXFORD. She went on to write sixty bestselling novels, including police procedurals, some of which were successfully adapted for TV, standalone psychological mysteries, and a third strand of crime novels under the pseudonym Barbara Vine.

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Ruth Rendell, crime writer, dies aged 85

Ruth Rendell, crime writer, dies aged 85 Creator of Inspector Wexford, who also wrote as Barbara Vine, was admitted to hospital after serious stroke in January