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Rendell, Ruth 1930-

Works: 935 works in 5,837 publications in 21 languages and 171,760 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Detective and mystery stories  Drama  Film adaptations  Suspense fiction  History  Manuscripts  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Creator, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Commentator
Classifications: PR6068.E63, 823.914
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Publications about Ruth Rendell
Publications by Ruth Rendell
Most widely held works by Ruth Rendell
Not in the flesh by Ruth Rendell( Book )
44 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,327 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 shroud. The post mortem cannot reveal the precise cause of death. The only clue is a crack in one of the dead man's ribs. 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 detection skills of Wexford, Burden, and the other investigating officers of the Kingsmarkham Police Force, are tested to the utmost to see if the murders are connected and to track down whoever is responsible
Portobello : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )
33 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,280 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 )
52 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,266 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
Adam and Eve and pinch me : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )
60 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,231 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 )
63 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,210 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 )
47 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 3,162 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 monster in the box : an Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )
31 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,157 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 )
38 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,147 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
Thirteen steps down : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )
41 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,109 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
The rottweiler : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )
37 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,075 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 )
46 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 3,046 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
An unkindness of ravens : a new Inspector Wexford mystery by Ruth Rendell( Book )
96 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,025 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 vault : an Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )
43 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,949 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 )
39 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,827 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
The keys to the street : a novel of suspense by Ruth Rendell( Book )
83 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,803 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
Tigerlily's orchids : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )
32 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,762 libraries worldwide
When Stuart Font decides to throw a house-warming party in his new flat, he invites all the people in his building. After some deliberation, he even includes the unpleasant caretaker and his wife. There are a few other genuine friends on the list, but he definitely does not want to include his girlfriend, Claudia
The veiled one by Ruth Rendell( Book )
54 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,760 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?
Simisola by Ruth Rendell( Book )
63 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 2,744 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 bridesmaid by Ruth Rendell( Book )
47 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 2,654 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
Kissing the gunner's daughter by Ruth Rendell( Book )
43 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 2,635 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
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Vine, Barbara, 1930-

Lady Rendell 1930-
Rendela, R., 1930-
Rendela, Ruta, 1930-
Rendell of Babergh 1930- Baroness
Rendell of Babergh, Baroness, 1930-
Rendell, Rut.
Rendell, Rut 1930-
Rendell, Ruth.
Rendell, Ruth Barbara Grasemann
Vine , Barbara
Vine, Barbara 1930-
Ренделл, Рут 1930-
וין, ברברה
וין, ברברה, 1930-
רנדל, רות 1930-
レンデル, ルース
伦德尔鲁丝 1930-
English (819)
French (70)
Spanish (61)
Dutch (50)
German (36)
Czech (15)
Turkish (11)
Swedish (9)
Japanese (8)
Italian (6)
Russian (6)
Polish (4)
Hebrew (4)
Portuguese (2)
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Slovenian (2)
Hungarian (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
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