Ruth Rendell



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    Thriller

    Nov-2015

    A spectacularly compelling story of blackmail, murders both accidental and opportunistic, and of one life’s fateful unraveling from Ruth Rendell -- “one of the most remarkable novelists of her generation” (People) -- writing at her most acute a...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2014

    From crime legend Ruth Rendell, a psychologically intriguing novel about an old murder that sends shockwaves across a group of astonishingly carnal and appetiteful elderly friends: “Refined, probing, and intelligent…never less than a pleasure” ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Nov-2013

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 24

    From crime legend Ruth Rendell, the gripping new novel in her beloved (USA Today) Inspector Wexford series, which will soon mark its fiftieth anniversary A female vicar named Sarah Hussain is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham vicarage. Max...

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    Suspense

    Aug-2012

    From three-time Edgar Award-winning mystery writer Ruth Rendell comes a captivating and expertly plotted tale of residents and servants on one block of a posh London street -- and the deadly ways their lives intertwine. Life for the residents and ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Sep-2011

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 23

    In the stunning climax to Rendell's classic A Sight for Sore Eyes, three bodies -- two dead, one living -- are entombed in an underground chamber beneath a picturesque London house. Twelve years later, when a manhole cover is pulled back, the house's...

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    Thriller

    Jun-2011

    When Stuart Font decides to throw a house-warming party in his new flat he invites everyone in his building. The party will be one everyone remembers. But not for the right reasons.... Living opposite, in reclusive isolation, is a young, beautiful...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Oct-2009

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 22

    The Monster in the Box is the latest addition to Ruth Rendell’s Inspector Wexford series. In this enthralling new book, Rendell, takes Inspector Wexford back to his first murder case -- a woman found strangled in her bedroom. Outside the crime scen...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2009

    From crime fiction's reigning queen comes a diabolically intricate tale that weaves together the lives of very different people in the vibrant part of London known as Portobello. Fifty-year-old Eugene Wren inherited from his father an art gallery ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Nov-2007

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 21

    Searching for truffles in a wood, a man and his dog unearth something less savoury -- a human hand. The body, as Chief Inspector Wexford is informed later, has lain buried for ten years or so, wrapped in a purple cotton shroud. The post mortem cannot...

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    Suspense

    Nov-2006

    Weeks went by when Ismay never thought of it at all. Then something would bring it back or it would return in a dream. The dream always began in the same way. She and her mother would be climbing the stairs, following Heather's lead through the be...

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    Suspense

    May-2006

    From the author of End in Tears comes a chilling thriller for “Quick Reads” — books for emergent readers, published as part of the UK’s World Book Day Adult Literacy Initiative 2006.What you do in childhood may come back to haunt you. Stealin...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Oct-2005

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 20

    The award-winning author of Babes in the Woods and The Rottweiler brings us another gripping Inspector Wexford novel.A lump of concrete dropped deliberately from a little stone bridge over a relatively unfrequented road kills the wrong person. The dr...

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    Suspense

    Sep-2005

    From the multi-award-winning author of The Babes in the Wood and The Rottweiler, a chilling new novel about obsession, superstition, and violence, set in Rendell’s darkly atmospheric London.Mix Cellini (which he pronounces with an ‘S’ rather th...

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    Suspense

    Nov-2003

    The first victim had bite marks on her neck so the London papers nicknamed her killer, “the Rottweiler.” He has been stalking the small and diverse London community of Lisson Grove, where Inez Ferry runs an antique shop frequented by a motley col...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Oct-2003

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 19

    With floods threatening both the town of Kingsmarkham and his own home and no end to the rain in sight, Chief Inspector Wexford already has his hands full when he learns that two local teenagers have gone missing along with their sitter, Joanna Troy....

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    Suspense

    Feb-2002

    Minty’s boyfriend, Jock, was killed in the disastrous train wreck at Paddington, shortly after he borrowed all her savings. Now he has come back to haunt her. Zillah lost her estranged husband, Jerry, in that same accident. She is not convinced he ...

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    Suspense

    Feb-2001

    Nine deliciously frightening and exquisitely crafted tales of psychological terror from Ruth Rendell.A self-appointed critic reads books only to catch out their errors of fact and usage, which he points out to their authors in vicious letters: Then o...

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    Mystery

    Nov-2000

    Stories in the Travelman Short Stories series take the reader to places of mystery, fantasy, horror, romance, and corners of the universe yet unexplored. In turn, readers take them on the bus or subway, slip them into briefcases and lunchboxes, and s...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Oct-1999

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 18

    The search for the body commenced. Then the victim walked into town.Behind the picture-postcard façade of Kingsmarkham lies a community rife with violence, betrayal, and a taste for vengeance. When sixteen-year-old Lizzie Cromwell reappears no one k...

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    Suspense

    Mar-1999

    Teddy was born in squalor. Now he is a craftsman determined to banish ugliness from his life. Harriet is a beautiful, bored trophy wife who employs a series of repairmen for her sexual satisfaction. And Francine is a college student who witnessed her...

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    Suspense

    Apr-1998

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    Suspense

    Sep-1997

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Aug-1997

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 17

    The woods outside of Kingsmarkham were lovely, dark, and deep. And they were about to vanish forever when the new highway cut through them. While Chief Inspector Wexford privately despaired about the loss of his hiking grounds, local residents and ou...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jan-1997

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery -

    Ever since its creation, the Crime Writers’ Association has championed the very best in murder and mystery. Now, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this esteemed organization, Mysterious Pleasures showcases the short stories of some of its most...

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    Suspense

    Aug-1996

    MISSING PERSONS Each of the murdered men was found impaled on the spiked fence around Regent's Park. Except for one, all were street people - like Pharoah the Key Man - whose real identities had vanished with their descent into the city's undersi...

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    in Women On the Case

    Mystery

    May-1996

    Crime and detection are women's work for twenty-six great writers in this second brilliant collection of mystery fiction edited by Sara Paretsky. From wicked irony and white-collar crime in Amanda Cross's "The Baroness," to the chilling "Only a Woman...

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    Suspense

    Apr-1996

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1996

    One of the world's most acclaimed mystery writers presents an anthology of literary depictions of murder that delves into the human passions, terrors, and foibles that incite the act and linger in its wake. Includes such writers as Sophocles, Shakesp...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Sep-1995

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 16

    THE LADY VANISHES No one admitted to spotting the doctor's missing daughter--even after the murders began. Melanie Akande, eschewing privilege, had insisted on going to the jobsearch office to find employment. But between that office and the bus sto...

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    Suspense

    Jan-1995

    Mopsa, driven by a past scarred by madness and violence. Benet, stricken by the most grievous loss any woman can bear. Carol, trapped in a life of crushing drabness no lover can change. Three mothers joined by a single thread of terror, whirled into ...

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    General Fiction

    May-1994

    An anthology of original mysteries in which mothers of all kinds play every conceivable role, from sleuth to victim, celebrates Mother's Day in a collection featuring works by Ruth Rendell, Bill Crider, Barbara Collins, and other notable mystery writ...

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    Suspense

    Oct-1993

    A mother and daughter live quietly in the rustic gatehouse of Shrove House, an isolated British estate. Their life seems perfectly ordinary except that daughter Liza has been kept isolated from the outside world all of her sixteen years. And that s...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jun-1992

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 15

    The blood hod turned the white damask tablecloth a terrible bright red. Later the newspapers would call the triple murder in the magnificent Kingsmarkham country home the "Tancred House massacre." When Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford arrived at the ...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1991

    Five short mystery stories featuring Detective Chief Inspector Wexford involve challenging cases ranging from a suspicious suicide and a strange incident of child abduction to a bizarre murder in Yugoslavia...

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    Mystery

    Aug-1990

    TILL DEATH DO US JOIN...Ever since they ran with the same London teenage gang Guy Curran has loved Leonora Chisholm passionately. He was a slum kid, and her parents lived in tasteful Kensington; she went to university while he made his jet-set fortun...

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    Mystery

    Jul-1989

    Philip Wardman, a young man with an abnormal fear of violence and death, meets beautiful and mysterious Senta, a bridesmaid in his sister's wedding, who insists that he prove his love to her by committing a murder...

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    Mystery

    Jul-1989

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Aug-1988

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 14

    Who would garrote a middle-aged housewife and leave her body in the parking garage of a suburban shopping mall? Chief Inspector Wexford is no sooner on the case than off it -- a car bomb's explosion lands him in the hospital. It's now up to Mike B...

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    Suspense

    Nov-1987

    It was his third visit to the gloomy house on Orchard Drive. Each time, he parked in the same place. Each time, he carried a briefcase. And each time, Louise North greeted him at the door . Susan Townsend was the only resident with no interest in the...

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    Suspense

    Sep-1987

    Safe houses and secret message drops, double crosses and defections - it sounds like the stuff of sophisticated espionage, but the agents and moles are schoolboys engaged in harmless play. John Creevey doesn't know this. To him, the messages he p...

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    Suspense

    May-1987

    Sixteen-year-old Elvira's mother is dead. Elvira is sad, of course, but not so sad as her younger sister Spinny. Spinny is afraid their father, Luke, will be heartbroken, but Elvira knows better -- after all, Luke has her to take her mother's place. ...

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    Suspense

    Mar-1987

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    Suspense

    Aug-1986

    After ten years in prison for shooting -- and permanently crippling -- a young policeman, Victor Jenner is released to a strange new world and told to make a new life for himself. It's hard to fill the days, but at least there's one blessing -- he wa...

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    Suspense

    Feb-1986

    Murder, corruption, blackmail. All these are part of someone else's world, not part of the everyday lives of ordinary people...or are they? This is a collection of sinister stories from the bestselling author who won The Sunday Times Literary Award f...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Sep-1985

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 13

    Rodney Williams's disappearance seems typical to Chief Inspector Wexford -- a simple case of a man running off with a woman other than his wife. But when another woman reports that her husband is missing, the case turns unpleasantly complex. A...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Aug-1984

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 12

    Chief Inspector Wexford is in China, visiting ancient tombs and palaces with a group of British tourists. After their return to England, one of his fellow tourists is found murdered. As he questions other members of the group, Wexford finds secrets o...

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    Suspense

    Jun-1984

    Wealthy Alice Whittaker -- now Alice Fielding -- is known for her generosity, and when her friend Nesta vanishes Alice is determined to find her and help her. If that means money, well, Alice has plenty of it.Then Alice starts to feel sick -- a virus...

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    Suspense

    May-1984

    In a shabby London suburb, sixteen-year-old Pup Yearman dabbles in magic. But for Pup's older sister Dolly, the magic is more than dabbling. Deformed by a facial birthmark, Dolly desperately wants to be cured, and her obsession with Pup's magic sends...

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    Suspense

    Jun-1983

    A crime novel in which four members of one family are shot dead one Valentine's Day by their housekeeper, who is arrested for the crime two weeks later, but the tragedy neither begins nor ends there. From the author of THE REASON WHY, SIMISOLA and TH...

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    Suspense

    Jan-1983

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    Suspense

    Aug-1982

    Stephen Whalby loves to walk the moor. He considers it his, although he and his young wife Lyn are merely tenants in a flat nearby. But the senseless and frightening murder of a young woman invades Stephen's sense of privacy and pollutes his beloved ...

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    Suspense

    Oct-1981

       A stranger lures a child into his car with the promise of sweets. A young man spots his   fiancée’s double in a public park of ill repute. An executive visits the secluded home of a former employee whose intentions are frightfully unclear....

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1981

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 11

    Sir Manuel Camargue, yesterday one of the most celebrated musicians of his time, today floats face down in the lake near his sprawling English country house. The consensus is accidental death -- but Inspector Wexford knows the stench of murder most f...

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    Suspense

    Jul-1980

    An accountant shares the large sum of money that he wins with five people, including a cleaning woman who believes she is the reincarnation of Madame Blavatsky and her son who kills people to send them quickly into the astral dimension...

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    Suspense

    May-1980

    The clumsy efforts of two amateur bank robbers give bank manager Alan Groombridge a chance to realize his dreams of trading a dull life for passion and adventure, but his conscience soon gets in the way...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1978

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 10

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    Suspense

    Jan-1977

    JUST AN ORDINARY MAN Arthur Johnson. A small, neat, quiet creature of regular habits. Yet Arthur had strange secrets. He found delicious pleasure in venting his rage on his "white lady," the plastic mannequin in the cellar. And, he "murdered" aga...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1975

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 9

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1973

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 8

    A mutilated body found at a rock festival.In spite of dire predictions, the rock festival in Kingsmarkham seemed to be going off without a hitch, until the hideously disfigured body is discovered in a nearby quarry. And soon Wexford is investigating ...

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    in Garden of Deadly Delights

    Mystery

    1973

    A DAZZLING BOUQUET OF MYSTERY AND MURDER Here, amid the lush, heady beauty of a garden setting, everything's coming up roses...or turning up corpses. Focusing on crime that flourishes amid the flora, this blooming collection of 19 tales provides m...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1972

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 7

    On a stormy February afternoon, little Stella Rivers disappears and is never seen again. Then, on a warm October day, five-year-old John Lawrence fails to come home, and evil, mad, taunting letters begin, which make the worst, unspoken imaginings a b...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1971

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 6

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1970

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 5

    EVERYONE LOVED ELIZABETH --including one man who had no right to. For it was clear that the glamorous mistress of Myfleet Manor had slipped away from her husband to meet a secret lover-and had met her death instead. Was her lover the killer? Or w...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1969

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 4

    The stag party was terrific. The incident that followed was terrifying. . . .“The best mystery writer anywere in the English-speaking world.”—The Boston GlobeWho could have suspected that the exciting stag party for the groom would be a prelude...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1967

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 3

    It was a brutal, vicious crime -- sixteen years old. A helpless old woman battered to death with an axe. Harry Painter hung for it, and Chief Inspector Wexford is certain they executed the right man. But Reverend Archery has doubts . . . because his ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1967

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 2

    Chief Inspector Wexford's canny yet compassionate crime-solving has endeared him to readers around the world, earning his creator, Ruth Rendell, the highest praise. In Wolf to the Slaughter-, this much is clear: Anita Margolis is missing. The free-l...

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    Suspense

    1965

    THERE WAS NO PROOF A CRIME HAD BEEN COMMITTED BUT EVERYONE WAS A SUSPECT No one liked Patrick Selby. If his death hadn't been so peculiar, no one would have questioned it. But even Dr. Greenleaf who signed the death certificate began to suspect fo...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1964

    An Inspector Wexford Mystery - 1

    Margaret Parsons isn't the type to surprise anyone, especially not her husband. So when he finds the house empty one evening, he panics. She's always been there when he gets home -- puttering in the garden or standing at the stove fixing him a chop...

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    General Fiction

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