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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    • 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

    • 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 380
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 278

    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 Demon in My View

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Julian Glover
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    In a gloomy cellar, the figure of a beautiful, pale woman makes no move when the man advances on her from the shadows....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Totally a Ruth Rendell read

    • By Dottie B. on 08-08-12

    Regular price: $15.17

    • A New Lease of Death

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 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

    • The Brimstone Wedding

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    Unlike the other residents of Middleton Hall, Stella is elegant, smart and in control....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing reader elevates book to a higher level

    • By Doggy Bird on 10-04-14

    Regular price: $20.34

    • An Unkindness of Ravens

    • An Inspector Wexford Mystery
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Wexford can’t be bothered when a woman complains of a runaway husband. But his disappearance takes on a new urgency when a second woman reports her husband is missing too.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Plot

    • By Roberta L. Ruben on 07-31-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Going Wrong

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Dermot Crowley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In Rendell's evocative portrayal of West London, the slums of Notting Hill Gate and the mews houses of Holland Park may, geographically, only be streets apart but....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • going very wrong

    • By Janis Ferry on 11-19-10

    Regular price: $19.71

    • A Fatal Inversion

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: William Gaminara
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    In the long, hot summer of 1976, a group of young people is camping in Wyvis Hall. Adam, Rufus, Shiva, Vivien and Zosie hardly ask why they are there or how they are to live....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh my!

    • By Jill on 06-15-14

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Shake Hands For Ever

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • The Chimney Sweeper’s Boy

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Writing as Barbara Vine, award-winning mystery author Ruth Rendell outshines even her own brilliant reputation for psychological intrigue....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my Top 20 books

    • By lyl on 01-01-13

    Regular price: $31.49

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