Search - List of Books by Ruth Rendell

"I think about death every day - what it would be like, why it would happen to me. It would be humiliating to be afraid." -- Ruth Rendell
Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, (born 17 February 1930), who also writes under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, is a English crime writer, author of psychological thrillers and murder mysteries.

In addition to police procedurals starring her most iconic creation, Chief Inspector Wexford, Rendell writes psychological crime novels exploring such themes as romantic obsession, misperceived communication, the impact of chance and coincidence, and the humanity of the criminals involved. Among such books are A Judgement In Stone, The Face of Trespass, Live Flesh, Talking to Strange Men, The Killing Doll, Going Wrong and Adam and Eve and Pinch Me. Many credit her and close friend P. D. James for upgrading the entire genre of whodunit, shaping it more into a whydunit. Rendell's protagonists are often socially isolated, suffer from mental illness, and/or are otherwise disadvantaged; she explores the adverse impacts of their circumstances on these characters as well as on their victims.

Rendell created a third strand of writing with the publication in 1986 of A Dark-Adapted Eye under her pseudonym Barbara Vine (the name derives from her own middle name and her grandmother's maiden name). King Solomon's Carpet, A Fatal Inversion and Asta's Book (alternative US title, Anna's Book), among others, inhabit the same territory as her psychological crime novels while further developing themes of human misunderstandings and the unintended consequences of family secrets and hidden crimes. Rendell is famous for her elegant prose and sharp insights into the human mind, as well as her ability to create cogent plot and characters. Rendell has also injected the social changes of the last 40 years into her work, bringing awareness to such issues as domestic violence and the change in the status of women.

Rendell has received many awards for her writing, including the Silver, Gold, and Cartier Diamond Daggers from the Crime Writers' Association, three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America, The Arts Council National Book Awards, and The Sunday Times Literary Award. A number of her works have been adapted for film or television.

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Total Books: 1197
Dark Corners A Novel
2016 - Dark Corners a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781501119439
ISBN-10: 1501119435
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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One Across Two Down
2016 - One Across Two Down (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781531829933
ISBN-10: 1531829937
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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El club de Hexam Place
2016 - El Club De Hexam Place [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788415870852
ISBN-10: 841587085X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Dark Corners
2015 - Dark Corners (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385685856
ISBN-10: 0385685858
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Girl Next Door A Novel
2015 - The Girl Next Door a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781476784342
ISBN-10: 1476784345
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Girl Next Door
2014 - The Girl Next Door (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385683333
ISBN-10: 0385683332
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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No Man's Nightingale
2014 - No Man's Nightingale [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 24] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781476747132
ISBN-10: 147674713X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Babes in the Wood
2014 - The Babes in the Wood (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781491535394
ISBN-10: 1491535393
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Put on by Cunning
2014 - Put on By Cunning [Chief Inspector Wexford] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781491535646
ISBN-10: 1491535644
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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2014 - Shake Hands Forever [Chief Inspector Wexford] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
The Veiled One
2014 - The Veiled One [Chief Inspector Wexford] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781491535752
ISBN-10: 149153575X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Wolf to the Slaughter
2014 - Wolf to the Slaughter [Chief Inspector Wexford] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781491535776
ISBN-10: 1491535776
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Bridesmaid
2014 - The Bridesmaid (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781491535424
ISBN-10: 1491535423
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Thirteen Steps Down
2014 - Thirteen Steps Down (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781491535370
ISBN-10: 1491535377
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Killing Doll
2014 - The Killing Doll (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781491535554
ISBN-10: 1491535555
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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A New Lease of Death
2014 - A New Lease of Death [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 2 - Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781491535615
ISBN-10: 149153561X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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A Demon in My View
2014 - A Demon in My VIew (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781491535462
ISBN-10: 1491535466
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Live Flesh
2014 - Live Flesh (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781491535585
ISBN-10: 149153558X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Speaker of Mandarin
2014 - The Speaker of Mandarin [Chief Inspector Wexford] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781491535691
ISBN-10: 1491535695
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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A Sleeping Life
2014 - A Sleeping Life [Chief Inspector Wexford] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781491537602
ISBN-10: 1491537604
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Trece escalones
2014 - Trece Escalones [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788415870159
ISBN-10: 8415870159
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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El club de Hexam Place / The St Zita Society
2014 - El Club De Hexam Place / the St Zita Society [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788492915347
ISBN-10: 849291534X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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2013 - No Man's Nightingale [Inspector Wexford, Bk 24] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2013 - Mon Plus VIeil Ennemi [Une Enquete De L'inspecteur Wexford - French Edition] (Paperback)
2012 - The St Zita Society [Large Print] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
2012 - The Vault [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 23] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2012 - El Agua Esta Esplendida [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2010 - The Monster in the Box [Inspector Wexford, Bk 22] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2009 - The Monster in the Box [Inspector Wexford, Bk 22] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2009 - End in Tears [Chief Inspector Wexford Mysteries] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2009 - Not in the Flesh [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 21 - Vintage Crime/Black Lizard] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2009 - The Monster in the Box [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 22] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2006 - End in Tears [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 20] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2006 - The Thief [Quick Reads] (Paperback)Paperback
2006 - End in Tears [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 20] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2004 - Simisola [Best Seller - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2004 - Perdidos En La Noche / Lost in the Night [Nov.Intrig - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - What's the Story [Balamory] (Paperback)
2003 - El Azar De La Tragedia [Best Seller - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2003 - The Babes in the Wood [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 19] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2003 - Carretera De Odios/ Road Rage [Best Seller - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2003 - Obsesin (Paperback)
2003 - Los Hilos Del Azar [Best Seller - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Danger De Mort [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2003 - Obsesion / Obsession [Nov.Intrig - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Adam and Eve and Pinch Me [Vintage Crime/Black Lizard] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2003 - An Unkindness of Ravens [Inspector Wexford, Bk 13 - Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2002 - Schweiss Der Angst [German Edition] (Paperback)
2001 - Veiled One The [Inspector Wexford] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2000 - The New Girl Friend [Camden] (Paperback)Hardcover
2000 - Kissing the Gunner's Daughter [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 15 - Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2000 - Thornapple [Travelman Short Stories] (Paperback)
2000 - Harm Done [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 18] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2000 - The Fallen Curtain [Windsor Selection] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - Two Wexford Stories [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1999 - Harm Done [Inspector Wexford, Bk 18] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1999 - Noces De Feu [French Edition] (Paperback)
1999 - No More Dying Then [Inspector Wexford, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1999 - The Lake of Darkness / the Veiled One [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 15] (Paperback)
1999 - A Sight for Sore Eyes [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1998 - Banque Ferme a Midi [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - Carne Tremula [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Road Rage [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 17] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1998 - Road Rage [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 17] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1998 - The Fall of the Coin [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)
1998 - Road Rage [Inspector Wexford, Bk 17] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1997 - Road Rage [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 17 - Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1997 - Whydunit [Perfectly Criminal 2 - Cwa - v. 2] (Hardcover)
1997 - Derevo Na Stene [Russian Edition] (Paperback)
1997 - Bloodlines [Wheeler Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1996 - The Keys to the Street [Random House Large Print] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1996 - Simisola [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 16] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1995 - Simisola [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 16] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1995 - La Mujer De Piedra/judgement in Stone [in Spanish - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1995 - L'arbousier the Strawberry Tree [bilingual edition in French and English - French Edition] (Paperback)
1994 - Heures Fatales [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1994 - Means of Evil [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1993 - Kissing the Gunner's Daughter [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 15] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1993 - The Crocodile Bird [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1993 - Katzenkrimis [Mystery Cats - German] (Paperback)
1992 - L' Arbre a Fievre [Le Livre de Poche - French Edition] (Paperback)
1992 - Means of Evil Other St [Wexford Collection] (Paperback)
1992 - Veiled One [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1990 - Bridesmaid The [Spec Sales] (Paperback)
1989 - The Veiled One [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 15] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1988 - From Doon with Death [Inspector Wexford, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1987 - A Guilty Thing Surprised [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1987 - Best Man to Die [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1987 - The New Girl Friend and Other Stories [NEW PORTWAY REPRINTS] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1986 - Sins of the Fathers [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1986 - An Unkindness of Ravens [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 14] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1986 - Death Notes [Inspector Wexford, Bk 11] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1986 - Unkindness of Ravens [New Portway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1986 - A Sleeping Life [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 10] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1984 - Speaker of Mandarin [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 12] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1982 - Death Notes [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 11] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1982 - Put on By Cunning [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 11] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1981 - A Guilty Thing Surprised [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1980 - A Sleeping Life [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 10] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1975 - Murder Being Once Done [Inspector Wexford, Bk 7] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1975 - No More Dying Then [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1967 - Wolf to the Slaughter [Inspector Wexford, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries [Inspector Wexford Omnibus] (Paperback)
Winter's Crimes 9 [Winter's Crimes, 9] (Hardcover)Hardcover
New Lease of Death [Panther crime] (Paperback)
Undermining the Central Line [Counterblast Series] (Paperback)
Le Fievre Dans Le Sang [Le Livre de Poche - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Ces Choses-la Ne Se Font Pas [Livre De Poche - French Edition] (Paperback)
La Banque Ferme a Midi [Le Livre de Poche - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
La Estampa Del Diablo [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
El Rostro Velado [Jet - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
El Dano Esta Hecho [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Despues Del Asesinato [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Un Adios Para Siempre [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
El Talon De Aquiles [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Camino Del Matadero [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Su Nueva Amiga [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
El Hijo Perdido [El arbol de manos] (Paperback)