Ruth Rendell
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Ruth Rendell

Edgar Award-winning author Ruth Rendell (1930-2015) wrote more than seventy books and sold more than twenty million copies worldwide. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (London), she was the recipient of the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers' Association. Rendell's award-winning novels include A Demon in My View (1976), A Dark-Adapted Eye (1987), and King Solomon's Carpet (1991). Her popular crime stories featuring Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford were adapted into a long-running British television series (1987-2000) starring George Baker.

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    • From Doon with Death

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 1  (Unabridged)
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Terrence Hardiman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 277

    When Margaret Parsons disappears, it's assumed that she's run off with another man. But then the missing woman's body is found and a startling discovery is made....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's worth starting here

    • By connie on 03-12-11

    Regular price: $14.38

    • A Dark-Adapted Eye

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 181

    Like most families, they had their secrets....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even better in audio form

    • By Jennifer on 08-20-11

    Regular price: $21.48

    • A New Lease of Death

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    Wexford had every reason to remember the Painter case - it was the first murder he'd ever handled on his own. There had been no doubts about the case, until now....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New Lease of Death

    • By Nicole on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $15.66

    • A Sleeping Life

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 10
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    The body found under the hedge was that of a middle-aged woman. With nothing more to go on than what appeared to be a sardonic gleam....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • chapters are repeated

    • By Linda on 08-19-10

    Regular price: $13.93

    • The Rottweiler

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    The first girl had a bite mark on her neck, but they traced the DNA to her boyfriend. But the tabloids got hold of the story and called the killer 'The Rottweiler'....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of atmosphere, and a Freudian mystery.

    • By Sparkly on 11-03-12

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Wolf to the Slaughter

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Robin Bailey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Anita Margolis had vanished. There was no body, no crime, nothing more concrete than an anonymous letter and a name. A pattern soon emerged to the investigation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Throroughly Enjoyable Mystery!

    • By Sarah on 05-11-15

    Regular price: $13.93

    • The Monster in the Box

    • An Inspector Wexford Novel
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Coster
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    The Monster in the Box is the latest addition to Ruth Rendell's classic and beguiling Inspector Wexford series....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Good!

    • By Paul on 05-16-10

    Regular price: $23.07

    • A Sight for Sore Eyes

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    Having published 45 books, Ruth Rendell is an internationally popular mystery writer.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing labyrinth

    • By Yankee Bookworm on 02-13-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Best Man to Die

    • An Inspector Wexford Mystery
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    Charlie Hatton wanted fast money and conspicuous success, and he was prepared to cut any corners to get them....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic who-dunnit

    • By Kathi on 02-24-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • End in Tears

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    One particular member of the local press is gunning for the Chief Inspector, distinctly unimpressed with what he regards as old-fashioned police methods....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing & complicated story

    • By Susan B. on 08-02-06

    Regular price: $35.93

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