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 397
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 292
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 292

    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 Copper Peacock and Other Stories

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    With deceptive economy in these nine short stories, Ruth Rendell indicates hidden depths in ordinary events and creates a sense of profound unease....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nine tales of the unexpected

    • By Zaubermond on 02-02-13

    Regular price: $16.41

    • 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 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    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 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 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    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

    • 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 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    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

    • The Veiled One

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 14
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Robin Bailey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    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

    • A Sight for Sore Eyes

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    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

    • King Solomon's Carpet

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Michael Pennington
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 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 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 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    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

    • Death Notes

    • An Inspector Wexford Mystery
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Inspector Wexford and his assistant Burden unravel the threads connecting the drowning of an elderly, world-renowned flautist and the murder of a woman whose identity confounds them.....

    Regular price: $20.99

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