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Rendell, Ruth 1930-2015

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Most widely held works by Ruth Rendell
Portobello : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

55 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking to the shops one day in London's Notting Hill, fifty-year-old Eugene Wren discovers an envelope on the street bulging with cash. A man plagued by a shameful addiction, Wren hatches a plan to find the money's rightful owner. Instead of going to the police, or taking the cash for himself, he prints a notice and posts it around Portobello Road. This ill-conceived act creates a chain of events that links Wren to other Londoners--people afflicted with their own obsessions and despairs. As these volatile characters come into Wren's life--and the life of his trusting fiancée--the consequences will change them all
The monster in the box : an Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

47 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the years there have been several unsolved, apparently motiveless murders in the town of Kingsmarkham, and Wexford (as a young policeman) quietly suspected that the increasingly prosperous Targo -- van driver, property developer, kennel owner, and animal lover -- was behind them. Now, half a lifetime later, Inspector Wexford spots Targo back in Kingsmarkham after a long absence
A sight for sore eyes : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

94 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handsome young craftsman falls in love with a sweet, upper-class girl in Britain. The girl's stepmother opposes the romance because of his low-class origin so he murders her. Not his first murder, either. By the author of Road Rage
The water's lovely : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

68 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade after the killing of her stepfather, Ismay is still haunted by nightmares of his murder and of seeing his naked body floating in the bathtub and her sister, Heather, standing over him
The crocodile bird by Ruth Rendell( Book )

83 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Crocodile Bird, Ruth Rendell weaves a mesmerizing story of the obsessive love between a mother and a daughter and its connection to a series of deaths near a remote English manor, magnificent in its hilltop isolation. Liza lived in the gatekeeper's cottage at Shrove House until the day the police took her mother away forever. Liza, who has grown up completely sheltered from the outside world, finds refuge with a young drifter. Each night she tells him a little more about her life: her mother's obsession with Shrove House and her mysterious claim to it, her mother's aversion to the modern world and her fierce desire to shelter Liza from its depredations. And, finally, Liza tells him of the men who came to Shrove House and never left alive. In England and increasingly in America, Ruth Rendell's devoted fans eagerly anticipate her every excursion into the shadow of the human psyche. The Crocodile Bird is the most chilling and powerful novel of her career and will establish her everywhere as today's unrivaled master of psychological suspense
Adam and Eve and pinch me : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

71 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terrible train crash at Paddington changes the lives of three women, who find they all have a connection with one of the passengers who was supposed to have died in the crash
The vault : an Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

47 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When four bodies are discovered in the same underground sewer 12 years after the events of A Sight for Sore Eyes, former Chief Inspector Wexford is pulled out of retirement to follow a complex trail to the original murders only to have his life thrown into turmoil by a devastating personal tragedy
The rottweiler : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

66 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial killer known as the "Rottweiler" stalks the young women of a London neighborhood near Lisson Grove, and the only clue lies in the trinkets taken by the killer from each victim, items that start to turn up at a local antique shop
Road rage by Ruth Rendell( Book )

87 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Britain, Chief Inspector Wexford hunts for eco- terrorists who abducted five people, including his wife. They threaten to kill them unless the government halts the construction of a highway through scenic countryside
The St. Zita Society : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

33 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychologically charged affairs between residents and servants on a posh London street escalate to violence involving a handsome valet who is sleeping with a lord's wife and daughter, an au pair who aids her mistress's affair, and a disturbed gardener
An unkindness of ravens : a new Inspector Wexford mystery by Ruth Rendell( Book )

86 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Wexford agrees to investigate the disappearance of a neighbor's husband and finds a connection with a man-hating girls' club
Kissing the gunner's daughter by Ruth Rendell( Book )

108 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friday the thirteenth of May was most unlucky day for Sergeant Caleb Martin of Kingsmarkham CID. That day he confiscated a replica gun from his son's school briefcase and lost his life in a bank robbery -- the first link in a chain of events which led to a series of deaths. When three people are discovered shot at Tancred House, Chief Inspector Wexford suspects a connection between the two apparently unrelated crimes. But only the seventeen-year-old daughter of one of the victims survives to provide the most confusing of clues. Although Wexford is very taken with the crime's only witness, Daisy Hoy, his feelings do not prevent his deductive powers from functioning with customary intuitive precision
No man's nightingale : an Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

32 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A female Vicar named Sarah Hussein is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham Vicarage. The gossipy cleaning woman who discovers her body, Maxine, happens to also be in the employ of retired Chief Inspector Wexford and his wife. When detective inspector Mike Burden calls him, Wexford, intrigued by the unusual circumstances of the murder, leaps at the chance to tag along with the investigators. A single-mother to a teenage girl, Hussein was a woman working in a male-dominated profession. Moreover, she was of mixed race and working to modernize the church. Could racism or sexism played a factor in her murder? As he searches the Vicar's house with Buren, Wexford sees a book on her bedside table. Inside the book is a letter serving as a bookmark. Without thinking much, Wexford puts it into his pocket, Wexford soon realizes he has made a grave error - the former policeman has taken away a piece of valuable evidence without telling anybody. What he finds inside begins to illuminate the murky past of Hussein. Is there more to her than meets the eye? No Man's Nightingale is the captivating twenty-fourth installment in Rendell's masterful Wexford series, which has been delighting readers for almost half a century"--
The keys to the street : a novel of suspense by Ruth Rendell( Book )

75 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman in London faces the prospect of a deadly thank you in return for an act of selfless generosity. She is Mary Jago who donates her bone marrow to save the life of a man she does not know. As her grandmother puts it, some people dislike those who have done them a service
Simisola by Ruth Rendell( Book )

110 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an English town, Inspector Wexford investigates attacks on black women which lead to murder. A study of the slave-like condition of foreign domestics in Britain, who are not given the status of immigrants so they can be deported if they agitate for more money
The veiled one by Ruth Rendell( Book )

69 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 2,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who would garrote a middle-aged housewife and leave her body in the parking garage of a suburban shopping mall? Chief Inspector Wexford is no sooner on the case than a car bomb's explosion lands him in the hospital. It's now up to Mike Burden to step in and solve the case. He's got a suspect ... but will he be able to make him talk?
Tigerlily's orchids : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Stuart Font decides to throw a house warming party in his new flat he invites everyone in his building. The party will be one everyone remembers; but not for the right reasons. Living opposite, in reclusive isolation, is a young, beautiful Asian woman, christened Tigerlily by Stuart. As though from some strange urban fairytale, she emerges to exert a terrible spell on the occupants of Lichfield House
The bridesmaid by Ruth Rendell( Book )

95 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful woman fascinated by death insists that Philip, whose one eccentricity is a neurotic fear of death and violence, must commit murder to prove his love for her
Talking to strange men by Ruth Rendell( Book )

65 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paths of school boys and adults crisscross in an ever more complex web of maneuvers
Going wrong by Ruth Rendell( Book )

81 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once Guy and Leonora were lovers. Now it's over but Guy can't forget ... or forgive. Every day he calls Leo with fantasies about their love and their future. All she wants is him out of her life
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A sight for sore eyes : a novel
Alternative Names

controlled identityVine, Barbara, 1930-2015

Graseman, Ruth Barbara

Grasemann, Ruth Barbara, 1930-2015

Lady Rendell 1930-

Rendela, R. (Ruta), 1930-2015

Rendela, Rūta, 1930-2015

Rendell of Babergh 1930- Baroness

Rendell of Babergh, Baroness, 1930-2015

Rendell of Babergh, Ruth Rendell, Baroness, 1930-2015

Rendell, Rut.

Rendell, Rut 1930-

Rendell, Rut 1930-2015

Rendell, Ruth.

Rendell, Ruth, 1930-2015

Rendell, Ruth Barbara Grasemann

Rendell, Ruth Barbara Grasemann, 1930-2015

Rendella, Ruta, 1930-2015

Ruth Rendell britische Schriftstellerin

Ruth Rendell britisk politikar og skribent

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Ruth Rendell Brits schrijver

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Vine , Barbara

Ренделл, Рут

Ренделл, Рут 1930-

Ренделл, Рут, 1930-2015

Рут Ренделл

Рут Рендъл

וין, ברברה

רות רנדל

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روث رندل

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伦德尔鲁丝 1930-

伦德尔鲁丝, 1930-2015

The monster in the box : an Inspector Wexford novelA sight for sore eyes : a novelThe water's lovely : a novelThe crocodile birdAdam and Eve and pinch me : a novelThe vault : an Inspector Wexford novelThe rottweiler : a novelRoad rage