Search - List of Books by Ruth Rendell

"The knives of jealousy are honed on details." -- 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: 1217
A Spot of Folly
2017 - A Spot of Folly (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781788160339
ISBN-10: 1788160339
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Dark Corners A Novel
2016 - Dark Corners a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781501119439
ISBN-10: 1501119435
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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One Across Two Down
2016 - One Across Two Down (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781531829933
ISBN-10: 1531829937
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Lethal Kisses
2016 - Lethal Kisses (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781522693895
ISBN-10: 1522693890
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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El club de Hexam Place
2016 - El Club De Hexam Place [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788415870852
ISBN-10: 841587085X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Dark Corners
2015 - Dark Corners (Paperback)
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)
ISBN-13: 9781476784342
ISBN-10: 1476784345
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 6

An Unkindness of Ravens
2014 - An Unkindness of Ravens [Chief Inspector Wexford] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781491536148
ISBN-10: 1491536144
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Girl Next Door
2014 - The Girl Next Door (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780385683333
ISBN-10: 0385683332
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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The Girl Next Door
2014 - The Girl Next Door (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781476784328
ISBN-10: 1476784329
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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No Man's Nightingale
2014 - No Man's Nightingale [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 24] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781476747132
ISBN-10: 147674713X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Babes in the Wood
2014 - The Babes in the Wood (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)
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)
The Veiled One
2014 - The Veiled One [Chief Inspector Wexford] (Audio CD)
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)
ISBN-13: 9781491535776
ISBN-10: 1491535776
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Bridesmaid
2014 - The Bridesmaid (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781491535424
ISBN-10: 1491535423
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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From Doon with Death
2014 - From Doon with Death [Chief Inspector Wexford] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781491535912
ISBN-10: 1491535911
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Kissing the Gunner's Daughter
2014 - Kissing the Gunner's Daughter [Chief Inspector Wexford] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781491535981
ISBN-10: 1491535989
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Thirteen Steps Down
2014 - Thirteen Steps Down (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)
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)
ISBN-13: 9781491535615
ISBN-10: 149153561X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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2014 - Some Lie and Some Die [Chief Inspector Wexford] (Audio CD)
2014 - The Speaker of Mandarin [Chief Inspector Wexford] (Audio CD)
2014 - A Sleeping Life [Chief Inspector Wexford] (Audio CD)
2014 - Talking to Strange Men [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2014 - Trece Escalones [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2013 - No Man's Nightingale [Inspector Wexford, Bk 24] (Hardcover)
2013 - Mon Plus VIeil Ennemi [Une Enquete De L'inspecteur Wexford - French Edition] (Paperback)
2012 - The St Zita Society [Large Print] (Other)
2012 - The Vault [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 23] (Paperback)
2012 - El Agua Esta Esplendida [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2012 - Vault (Paperback)
2011 - The Vault [Inspector Wexford, Bk 23] (Hardcover)
2009 - The Monster in the Box [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 22] (Hardcover)
2009 - End in Tears [Chief Inspector Wexford Mysteries] (Audio CD)
2009 - Not in the Flesh [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 21 - Vintage Crime/Black Lizard] (Paperback)
2009 - The Monster in the Box [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 22] (Other)
2008 - Wolf to the Slaughter an Inspector Wexford Novel [Chief Inspector Wexford Mysteries] (Paperback)
 
2008 - Not in the Flesh [Inspector Wexford, Bk 21] (Hardcover)
2008 - The Babes in the Wood a Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery [Vintage Crime/Black Lizard] (Other)
2007 - From Doon with Death [Inspector Wexford, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2007 - Not in the Flesh [Inspector Wexford, Bk 21] (Paperback)
2006 - End in Tears [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 20] (Paperback)
2006 - The Thief [Quick Reads] (Paperback)
2004 - Simisola [Best Seller - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - Perdidos En La Noche / Lost in the Night [Nov.Intrig - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - The Babes in the Wood [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 19] (Paperback)
2004 - What's the Story [Balamory] (Paperback)
2003 - El Azar De La Tragedia [Best Seller - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - The Babes in the Wood [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 19] (Hardcover)
2003 - Carretera De Odios/ Road Rage [Best Seller - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Obsesin (Paperback)
2003 - Los Hilos Del Azar [Best Seller - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Danger De Mort [French Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Obsesion / Obsession [Nov.Intrig - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2002 - Schweiss Der Angst [German Edition] (Paperback)
2002 - Piranha to Scurfy and Other Stories [Charnwood Library] (Paperback)
2001 - Veiled One The [Inspector Wexford] (Hardcover)
2001 - Harm Done a Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)
2001 - Piranha to Scurfy and Other Stories [Unabridged Audiobook] (Audio Cassette)
2000 - The New Girl Friend [Camden] (Paperback)
2000 - Thornapple [Travelman Short Stories] (Paperback)
2000 - Harm Done [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 18] (Paperback)
2000 - The Fallen Curtain [Windsor Selection] (Hardcover)
2000 - The Tree of Hands [Camden] (Paperback)
2000 - Two Wexford Stories [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1999 - Harm Done [Inspector Wexford, Bk 18 - Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)
1999 - Harm Done [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 18] (Hardcover)
1999 - Noces De Feu [French Edition] (Paperback)
1999 - Speaker of Mandarin [Camden] (Paperback)
1999 - Murder Being Once Done [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 7 - Vintage Crime/Black Lizard] (Paperback)
1999 - No More Dying Then [Inspector Wexford, Bk 6] (Paperback)
1999 - A Sight for Sore Eyes a Novel [Random House Large Print] (Hardcover)
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)
1998 - Banque Ferme a Midi [French Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Carne Tremula [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Road Rage [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 17] (Paperback)
1998 - The Fall of the Coin [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)
1998 - Road Rage [Inspector Wexford, Bk 17] (Paperback)
1997 - Road Rage [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 17 - Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)
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)
1996 - Blood Lines Edition [Bookcassetter] (Audio Cassette)
1995 - Simisola Edition [Bookcassetter] (Audio Cassette)
1995 - Simisola [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 16] (Hardcover)
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)
1994 - Means of Evil [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)
1993 - Kissing the Gunner's Daughter [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 15] (Paperback)
1993 - A Fatal Inversion [Plume Fiction] (Paperback)
1993 - The Crocodile Bird [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)
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)
1992 - Wolf to the Slaughter Complete Unabridged [Word for word audio books] (Audio Cassette)
1990 - Bridesmaid The [Spec Sales] (Paperback)
1989 - The Veiled One [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 15] (Paperback)
1988 - From Doon with Death [Inspector Wexford, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1987 - A Guilty Thing Surprised [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 5] (Paperback)
1987 - Best Man to Die an Inspector Wexford Mys [Inspector Wexford S.] (Hardcover)
1987 - Best Man to Die [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 4] (Paperback)
 
1987 - Heartstones [Harper Short Novel Series] (Hardcover)
1987 - The New Girl Friend and Other Stories [NEW PORTWAY REPRINTS] (Hardcover)
1986 - Sins of the Fathers [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 2] (Paperback)
1986 - Death Notes [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 11] (Paperback)
1986 - Unkindness of Ravens [New Portway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)
1986 - A Sleeping Life [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 10] (Paperback)
1984 - Speaker of Mandarin [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 12] (Paperback)
1982 - Death Notes [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 11] (Paperback)
1981 - A Guilty Thing Surprised [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 5] (Paperback)
1980 - Sins of the Fathers [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 2] (Paperback)
1980 - Murder Being Once Done [An Inspector Wexford Mystery] (Paperback)
1976 - Shake Hands Forever [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 9] (Paperback)
1975 - No More Dying Then [Chief Inspector Wexford, Bk 6] (Paperback)
1967 - Wolf to the Slaughter [Inspector Wexford, Bk 3] (Paperback)
Lake of Darkness By [Mass Market Paperback] (Paperback)
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries [Inspector Wexford Omnibus] (Paperback)
Winter's Crimes 9 [Winter's Crimes, 9] (Hardcover)
New Lease of Death [Panther crime] (Paperback)
Undermining the Central Line [Counterblast Series] (Paperback)
Copper Peacock [Paragon Large Print] (Paperback)
Le Fievre Dans Le Sang [Le Livre de Poche - French Edition] (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)
La Estampa Del Diablo [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
El Rostro Velado [Jet - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Las Llaves De La Calle [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
El Dano Esta Hecho [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Despues Del Asesinato [Spanish Edition] (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)