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Rendell, Ruth 1930-2015

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Portobello : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

50 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,030 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
A sight for sore eyes : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

64 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,960 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 monster in the box : an Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

47 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,952 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
The water's lovely : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

56 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,924 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
Adam and Eve and pinch me : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

63 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,903 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 rottweiler : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

61 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,857 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
End in tears : a Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

52 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,855 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 crocodile bird by Ruth Rendell( Book )

52 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,836 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
Thirteen steps down : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

43 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,799 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
Not in the flesh by Ruth Rendell( Book )

59 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,794 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, wrapped in a purple cotton sheet. The post mortem cannot reveal the precise cause of death. The only clue is a crack in one of the dead man's ribs
The vault : an Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

39 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,753 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
Harm done : an Inspector Wexford mystery by Ruth Rendell( Book )

83 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Wexford must solve the mysterious disappearances of young girls, protect a pedophile and catch the killer of a wealthy executive found stabbed to death shortly after his child disappears
Road rage by Ruth Rendell( Book )

63 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,634 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
No man's nightingale : an Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

34 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A female Vicar named Sarah Hussein is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham Vicarage. While investigating, Wexford unwittingly 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?"
Kissing the gunner's daughter by Ruth Rendell( Book )

90 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,578 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
The keys to the street : a novel of suspense by Ruth Rendell( Book )

88 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,573 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
An unkindness of ravens : a new Inspector Wexford mystery by Ruth Rendell( Book )

68 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,571 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
The girl next door : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

35 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 2,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mystery novel about friendship, love, and aging. Synopsis: In the wanting months of the second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood. Throughout the summer of 1944--until one father forbids it--the subterranean space becomes their "secret garden," where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female. As the discovery makes national news, the friends come together once again, to recall their days in the tunnel for the detective investigating the case. Is the truth buried among these aging friends and memories? This impromptu reunion causes long-simmering feelings to bubble to the surface. Mild-mannered Alan, stuck in a passionless marriage, begins flirting with Daphne, a glamorous widow who was once his teenage sweetheart. Michael, lonely after the death of his wife, considers contacting his estranged father, who sent Michael to live with an aunt after his mother vanished in 1944. Lewis begins remembering details about his Uncle James, an army private who once accompanied the Children into the tunnels, and who later disappeared. In THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, Rendell brilliantly shatters our assumptions about age, showing that the choices people make--and the emotions behind them--remain as potent in late life as they were in youth"--
The babes in the wood : a Chief Inspector Wexford mystery by Ruth Rendell( Book )

46 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysterious disappearance of two local teenagers and their baby-sitter draws Inspector Wexford into a baffling case involving dark family secrets, violence, a religious cult, adultery, and murder
The veiled one by Ruth Rendell( Book )

44 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 2,391 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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The babes in the wood : a Chief Inspector Wexford mystery
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 1930-2015 Baroness

Rendell of Babergh 1930- Baroness

Rendell of Babergh, Baroness, 1930-2015

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

Rendell R. 1930-

Rendell, Rut 1930-

Rendell, Rut 1930-2015

Rendell, Ruth

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Rendell, Ruth Barbara Grasemann

Rendell, Ruth Barbara Grasemann, 1930-2015

Rendella, Ruta, 1930-2015

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Vine 1930- B.

Vine , Barbara

Vine, Barbara, 1930-2015

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Ренделл Р. 1930-

Ренделл, Рут

Ренделл, Рут 1930-

Ренделл, Рут, 1930-2015

Рут Ренделл

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Рэнделл Р. 1930-

וין, ברברה

וין, ברברה, 1930-2015

רות רנדל סופרת בריטית

רנדל, רות 1930-

روث رندل كاتبة بريطانية

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렌델, 루스 1930-

렌들, 루스 1930-

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伦德尔鲁丝 1930-

伦德尔鲁丝, 1930-2015

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A sight for sore eyes : a novelThe monster in the box : an Inspector Wexford novelThe water's lovely : a novelAdam and Eve and pinch me : a novelThe rottweiler : a novelEnd in tears : a Wexford novelThe crocodile birdThirteen steps down : a novel