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Rendell, Ruth 1930-2015

Overview
Works: 810 works in 6,157 publications in 17 languages and 169,959 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery stories, English  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Comedy films  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery television programs 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Translator, Commentator
Classifications: PR6068.E63, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Ruth Rendell
 
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Most widely held works by Ruth Rendell
A sight for sore eyes : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

84 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,103 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
Portobello : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

48 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,092 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 )

43 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,989 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 crocodile bird by Ruth Rendell( Book )

67 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,970 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
Thirteen steps down : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

48 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,939 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
The rottweiler : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

65 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,930 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 )

51 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,878 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 water's lovely : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,869 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
Not in the flesh by Ruth Rendell( Book )

52 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,818 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 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
Harm done : an Inspector Wexford mystery by Ruth Rendell( Book )

83 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Wexford confronts the terrifying world of domestic violence when a series of kidnappings leads back to his own daughter's volunteer work at a shelter for battered women
Road rage by Ruth Rendell( Book )

76 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,765 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
An unkindness of ravens : a new Inspector Wexford mystery by Ruth Rendell( Book )

70 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,748 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 keys to the street : a novel of suspense by Ruth Rendell( Book )

87 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,642 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
The St. Zita Society : a novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,611 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
No man's nightingale : an Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell( Book )

36 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,604 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 veiled one by Ruth Rendell( Book )

61 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,524 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?
The babes in the wood : a Chief Inspector Wexford mystery by Ruth Rendell( Book )

43 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,500 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 new girl friend and other stories of suspense by Ruth Rendell( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Korean and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of sleek and sinister stories, in which the author reveals a wide range of characters, mysteries and insights
The Ruth Rendell mysteries by Ruth Rendell( Visual )

52 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May & June: May Thrace's resentment of her sister June runs deep. Will the death of June's husband-- and May's former beau-- put it to rest? Or does May have a darker plot in mind?
Carne trémula by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When naive, lovestruck Victor attempts to seduce wealthy, strung-out junkie Elena, all he gets for his trouble is a one-way, six-year ticket to prison, where he concentrates on strengthening his mind, his body, and his desire for vengeance
 
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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- 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

Rendell, Ruth, 1930-2015

Rendell, Ruth Barbara Grasemann

Rendell, Ruth Barbara Grasemann, 1930-2015

Rendella, Ruta, 1930-2015

Ruth Rendell britische Schriftstellerin

Ruth Rendell British writer

Ruth Rendell britisk politikar og skribent

Ruth Rendell britisk politiker og skribent

Ruth Rendell Brits schrijfster

Ruth Rendell brittiläinen dekkarikirjailija

Ruth Rendell brittisk politiker och författare

Ruth Rendell scrittrice britannica

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Ruth Rendellová

Vine, Barbara.

Vine, Barbara, 1930-2015

Вайн Б. 1930-

Ренделл, Рут

Ренделл, Рут 1930-

Ренделл, Рут, 1930-2015

Рут Ренделл

Рут Рендъл

Рэнделл Р. 1930-

וין, ברברה

וין, ברברה, 1930-2015

רות רנדל

רנדל, רות 1930-

روث رندل

റൂത്ത് റെൻഡൽ

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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Portobello : a novelThe monster in the box : an Inspector Wexford novelThe crocodile birdThirteen steps down : a novelThe rottweiler : a novelEnd in tears : a Wexford novelThe water's lovely : a novelNot in the flesh