Ruth Rendell 1930-2015

So very sad to hear that Ruth Rendell, one of my most favourite novelists has passed away at age 85.

Ruth Rendell

From BBC News Sunday May 2, 2015: “She wrote more than 60 novels in a career spanning 50 years, her best-known creation being Inspector Wexford, which was turned into a highly successful TV series.

Rendell, one of Britain’s best-selling contemporary authors, also wrote under the pen-name Barbara Vine.

Born in Essex, she is credited with bringing a social and psychological dimension to crime fiction.

Publisher Penguin Random House said Rendell, who suffered a stroke in January, died in London on Saturday morning.”

I loved her Inspector Wexford series.  My favourite stand-alone novel by Ruth Rendell is “The Tree of Hands“.  My favourite novel written under her pseudonym of Barbara Vine is “The Brimstone Wedding“.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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1 Response to Ruth Rendell 1930-2015

  1. gkdewolfe says:

    Very sad news……a truly great author. Lynne, like you I loved the Inspector Wexford series. Poor Ruth couldn’t write them fast enough sometimes…Simisola stands out for me!. Also, like you I loved The Tree of Hands……truly a work of art. I will never forget Ruth Rendell!!!


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