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 387
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 284

    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

    • 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 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    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

    • King Solomon's Carpet

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Michael Pennington
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Eccentric Jarvis lives in a crumbling schoolhouse overlooking the tube line, compiling his obsessive history of the Underground....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Pat on 04-04-11

    Regular price: $20.34

    • 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 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    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 Dark-Adapted Eye

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    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

    • Asta's Book

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    A series of diaries, published over 70 years later, reveal themselves to be more than a mere journal. For they seem to hold the key to an unsolved murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Reading of a Classic Novel

    • By james d. thomas on 08-26-11

    Regular price: $21.48

    • The Veiled One

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 14
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Robin Bailey
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Concealed by a shroud of dirty brown velvet was what looked like a heap of rags....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5/5*

    • By Mark Miller on 05-29-15

    Regular price: $19.71

    • The Speaker of Mandarin

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 12 (Unabridged)
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Michael Bryant
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    There were some things about Chief Inspector Wexford's trip to China that he could never have dreamt of....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Under-appreciated gem of mystery writing

    • By Constance on 05-16-15

    Regular price: $15.17

    • 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 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • The Brimstone Wedding

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    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: $21.48

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