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Rendell, Ruth 1930-2015

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Most widely held works by Ruth Rendell
A sight for sore eyes : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

87 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,169 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 crocodile bird by Ruth Rendell( Book )

81 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,121 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
The water's lovely : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

65 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,117 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
Portobello : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

50 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,097 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
Adam and Eve and pinch me : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

72 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,060 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
End in tears : a Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

71 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lump of concrete dropped deliberately from a little stone bridge over a relatively unfrequented road kills the wrong person. The driver behind is spared. But only for a while ... One particular member of the local press is gunning for the Chief Inspector, distinctly unimpressed with what he regards as old-fashioned police methods. But Wexford, with his old friend and partner, Mike Burden, along with two new recruits to the Kingsmarkham team, pursue their inquiries with a diligence and humanity that make Ruth Rendell's detective stories enthralling, exciting and very touching
The monster in the box : an Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

44 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,007 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
Not in the flesh by Ruth Rendell( Book )

61 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching for truffles in a wood, a man and his dog unearth something less savoury - a human hand. The body, as Chief Inspector Wexford is informed later, has lain buried for ten years or so. The post mortem cannot reveal the precise cause of death. Although the police database covers a relatively short period of time, it stores a long list of Missing Persons. So Wexford knows he is going to have a job on his hands to identify the corpse. And then, only about twenty yards away from the woodland burial site, in the cellar of a disused cottage, another body is discovered
The rottweiler : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

73 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,990 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
The vault : an Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

46 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
Thirteen steps down : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

41 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elderly Gwendolyn Chawcer and her colorful group of friends become increasingly suspicious of her tenant, Michael "Mix" Cellini, an eccentric with an obsession for a model he has only seen once, who idolizes serial killer Reggie Christie, as his odd behavior and obsessions take an ever darker turn
Road rage by Ruth Rendell( Book )

67 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,770 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
Tigerlily's orchids : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

35 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Stuart Font decides to throw a house-warming party in his new flat, he invites everyone in his building, including the unpleasant caretaker and his wife. Despite the few genuine friends on the list, he doesn't want to invite his girlfriend, Claudia; that might involve asking her husband. The party will be one that everyone remembers - but not for the right reasons. The occupants of Lichfield House are about to experience a dramatic change in their lives ... Living opposite is a beautiful, reclusive Asian woman, christened Tigerlily by Stuart. As though from some strange urban fairytale, she emerges to exert a terrible spell. And Mr and Mrs Font, Stuart's worried parents, will have even more cause for concern about their handsome but hopelessly naive son
An unkindness of ravens : a new Inspector Wexford mystery by Ruth Rendell( Book )

67 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,766 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
Harm done : an Inspector Wexford mystery by Ruth Rendell( Book )

72 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Britain, a pedophile's house is burned by an angry mob when a girl disappears, the man having been recently released from jail. But Inspector Wexford is not swayed by the obvious and traces the disappearance to the girl's home and her abusive father
Kissing the gunner's daughter by Ruth Rendell( Book )

94 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,715 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 )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A female Vicar named Sarah Hussein is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham Vicarage. 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 have played a factor in her murder? As he searches the Vicar's, Wexford sees a book containing a letter serving as a bookmark. Wexford puts it into his pocket and soon realizes his grave error - the former policeman has taken away a piece of valuable evidence without telling anybody."--
The keys to the street : a novel of suspense by Ruth Rendell( Book )

62 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,629 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 )

96 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,612 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 )

51 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,535 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?
 
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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., 1930-

Rendela, Ruta, 1930-

Rendell of Babergh 1930- Baroness

Rendell of Babergh, Baroness, 1930-

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

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Ruth Rendell britisk politikar og skribent

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Ruth Rendell Brits schrijver

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Ruth Rendell brittisk politiker och frfattare

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Ренделл, Рут

Ренделл, Рут 1930-

Ренделл, Рут, 1930-2015

Рут Ренделл

Рут Рендъл

וין, ברברה

רות רנדל

רנדל, רות 1930-

روث رندل

루스 렌델

ルース・レンデル

レンデル, ルース

伦德尔鲁丝

伦德尔鲁丝 1930-

伦德尔鲁丝, 1930-2015

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The crocodile birdThe water's lovely : a novelPortobello : a novelAdam and Eve and pinch me : a novelEnd in tears : a Wexford novelThe monster in the box : an Inspector Wexford novelNot in the fleshThe rottweiler : a novel