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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    • End in Tears

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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

    • Shake Hands For Ever

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    All he has to go on is his own intuitive suspicions. Was he becoming cynical and untrusting or was this one of the most ingenious crimes he had ever tackled?....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ruth Rendell Does Not Fail You For A Good Read

    • By Electic Chef on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $15.17

    • One Across, Two Down

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nicky Henson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    There are only two things in life that interest Stanley: solving crossword puzzles, and getting his hands on his mother-in-law’s money....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By Suzanne fox on 03-09-18

    Regular price: $15.17

    • 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 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    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

    • From Doon with Death

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 1  (Unabridged)
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Terrence Hardiman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 360
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 262

    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

    • The Babes in the Wood

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 19
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    With floods threatening his home, Chief Inspector Wexford already has his hands full when he learns that two local teenagers have gone missing ....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • as good as anything Rendell has written

    • By connie on 03-13-11

    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 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    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 Vault

    • An Inspector Wexford Novel
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    Wessex is retired - or would be, if murder and danger would only leave him alone....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • slow and uninteresting

    • By michael e vinson on 03-05-12

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Road Rage

    • An Inspector Wexford Mystery
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    A proposed highway through a forest near Kingsmarkham has caused loud cries of protest. One group has taken more drastic measures....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dragged

    • By George on 12-07-16

    Regular price: $27.99

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