Rendell, Ruth 1930-
Most widely held works about Ruth Rendell
Most widely held works by Ruth Rendell
The crocodile bird by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
70 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 2,484 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.
A sight for sore eyes : a novel by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
79 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,452 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.
Live flesh by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
78 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 2,290 libraries worldwide
After fourteen years in prison, rapist Victor Jenner attempts to pick up the pieces of his life but finds himself involved in an awkward triangle whose conflicts resurrect the buried demons of his violent past.
The babes in the wood : a Chief Inspector Wexford mystery by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
74 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 2,283 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 water's lovely : a novel by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
54 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,269 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.
Harm done by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
84 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,260 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 )
83 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 2,257 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.
Road rage by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
74 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 2,250 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 keys to the street : a novel of suspense by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
89 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,226 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.
The bridesmaid by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
84 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 2,213 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.
The rottweiler by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
80 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,199 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.
Adam and Eve and pinch me : a novel by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
59 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 2,190 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.
Thirteen steps down : a novel by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
48 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,187 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 veiled one by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
70 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 2,177 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 )
86 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,034 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 tree of hands by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
68 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 1,974 libraries worldwide
Mopsa, driven by a past scarred by madness and violence. Benet, stricken by the most grievous loss any woman can bear. Carol, trapped in a life of crushing drabness no lover can change. Three mothers joined by a single thread of terror, whirled into a spiral of kidnapping, murder, and a final, reckless affirmation of love.
Portobello by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
30 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,928 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 )
33 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,907 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 sleeping life by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
68 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,812 libraries worldwide
The body of a middle-aged murder victim is found, and when Inspector Wexford is called in, he has the uneasy feeling he knows her.
Murder being once done by Ruth Rendell ( Book )
73 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 1,673 libraries worldwide
Inspector Wexford is called in when the body of a young woman, strangled with her own silk scarf, turns up in the Montfort family vault in a London cemetery.
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