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A Sleeping Life

Ruth Rendell

Rhoda Comfrey's death seemed unremarkable; the real mystery was her life.In A Sleeping Life, master mystery writer Ruth Rendell unveils an elaborate web of lies and deception painstakingly maintained by a troubled soul. A wallet found...

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Published: Jul 2000

Harm Done: A New Inspector Wexford My...

Ruth Rendell

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 re...

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Published: Oct 2000

End in Tears (Vintage Crime/Black Liz...

Ruth Rendell

The 20th mystery in Ruth Rendell's Chief Inspector Wexford series focuses on the relationship between parent and child, and the odd iterations of modern family life. When an 18-year-old mother is brutally murdered and her pregnant fri...

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Published: Jun 2007

The Babes in the Wood

Ruth Rendell

The mysterious disappearance of two local teenagers and their baby-sitter draws Inspector Wexford into a baffling case involving dark family secrets, violence, a religious cult, adultery, and murder. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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Published: Oct 2004

One Across, Two Down

Ruth Rendell

Vera, who lives with her invalid mother and idle husband, Stanley, struggles to find peace amid domestic strife, until Stanley, driven by hatred and ever-increasing conflict with his much disliked mother-in-law, decides to lend death ...

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Published: Jan 2001

From Doon with Death: The First Inspe...

Ruth Rendell

When Margaret Parsons disappears, Inspector Burden tries to reassure her frantic husband that she will be back by morning. Privately, though, he is certain Margaret has run off with another man. But then the missing woman's body is fo...

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Published: Jun 2007

A Sight for Sore Eyes

Ruth Rendell

Nobody does North London squalor better than Ruth Rendell. Describing in vivid detail the cultural sewer in which a monster named Teddy Brex grows up, she uses hideous furniture, slovenly housekeeping habits, even his mother's diet wh...

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Published: Mar 2000

Dark Corners: A Novel

Ruth Rendell

"A spectacularly creepy and macabre tale" (Entertainment Weekly) of blackmail, murders both accidental and opportunistic, and of one life's fateful unraveling—from Ruth Rendell, "one of the most remarkable novelists o...

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Published: Nov 2016

Tigerlily's Orchids

Ruth Rendell

Is it dangerous to know too much about your neighbors? In Tigerlily's Orchids, Diamond Dagger Award–winning Ruth Rendell has written psychologically thrilling novel about the eccentric inhabitants of a London terrace—about the se...

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Published: Mar 2012

Not in the Flesh (Vintage Crime/Black...

Ruth Rendell

Chief Inspector Wexford returns in a gripping new mystery from the author who Time magazine has called "the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world."After a truffle-hunting dog unearths a human hand instead of a pr...

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Published: Jun 2009

A Guilty Thing Surprised (Chief Inspe...

Ruth Rendell

Elizabeth Nightingale found peace and tranquility on her nightly walks through the rich, dense forests surrounding Myfleet Manor. But the peace she treasured was shattered one night when she found death waiting in the woods. Chief Ins...

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Published: Aug 1987

Adam and Eve and Pinch Me

Ruth Rendell

Three London women all lose the men in their lives under curious circumstances. The men in question all have similar characteristics--dark hair, a penchant for cleaning out bank accounts, and names with the initials J. L. And when one...

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Published: Jan 2003

13 Steps Down

Ruth Rendell

In this psychological thriller by the acclaimed master of the subgenre, Ruth Rendell, two mentally unbalanced people--one of them psychotic--coexist uneasily in a decaying London mansion. Michael "Mix' Cellini, a working-class ma...

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Published: Jun 2006

Death Notes

Ruth Rendell

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 ...

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Published: Aug 1986

No Man's Nightingale: An Inspector We...

Ruth Rendell

From "one of the most remarkable novelists of her generation" (People) a "refined, probing, and intelligent" (USA TODAY) mystery in the masterful Inspector Wexford series…more enthralling than ever after fifty ye...

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Published: Nov 2014

Unkindness of Ravens

Ruth Rendell

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 c...

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Published: Sep 1986

The Girl Next Door: A Novel

Ruth Rendell

INCLUDES AN EXCERPT OF RENDELL'S FINAL NOVEL, DARK CORNERSFrom crime legend Ruth Rendell, a psychologically intriguing novel about an old murder that sends shockwaves across a group of astonishingly carnal and appetiteful elderly frie...

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Published: Aug 2015

The St. Zita Society: A Novel

Ruth Rendell

This captivating novel about residents and servants on one block of a posh London street is a "sex comedy and a social satire, of the 'Upstairs Downstairs' variety, with a few murders mixed in for our added delight" (The Was...

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Published: Aug 2013

Portobello

Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell is widely considered to be crime fiction's reigning queen, with a remarkable career spanning more than forty years. Now, in Portobello, she delivers a captivating and intricate tale that weaves together the troubled lives...

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Published: Jul 2011

The Water's Lovely (Vintage Crime/Bla...

Ruth Rendell

When Ismay and Heather's stepfather was discovered dead in the bathtub nine years ago, the police concluded the drowning was an accident. But Ismay has always silently suspected that Heather might have had something to do with it. Now...

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Published: Aug 2008

A Demon in My View

Ruth Rendell

Mild-mannerd Arthur Johnson's empty and solitary existence is suddenly threatened when a worldly young man, a scholar working on a thesis on psychopathic personalities, arrives at the Trinity Road Lodging House at which he lives and s...

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Published: Jan 2000

No More Dying Then

Ruth Rendell

What kind of a person would kidnap two children?That is the question that haunts Wexford when a five-year-old boy and a twelve-year-old girl disappear from the village of Kingsmarkham. When a child's body turns up at an abandoned coun...

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Published: Mar 1999

Shake Hands Forever

Ruth Rendell

The bed was neatly made, and the woman on top neatly strangled.According to all accounts, Angela Hathall was deeply in love with her husband and far too paranoid to invite an unknown person into their home. So who managed to gain entr...

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Published: Jul 2000

Wolf to the Slaughter: An Inspector W...

Ruth Rendell

It was better than a hotel, this anonymous room on a secluded side street of a small country town. No register to sign, no questions asked, and for five bucks a man could have three hours of undisturbed, illicit lovemaking.Then one ev...

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Published: Sep 2008

A Judgement in Stone

Ruth Rendell

When a housekeeper carries out a modern 'Valentine's Day Massacre' on the family that employs her, Detective Chief Superintendent William Vetch investigates to uncover evidence of a personal tragedy that precipitated the crime. Reprin...

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Published: Jan 2000

The Monster in the Box: An Inspector ...

Ruth Rendell

From Ruth Rendell, "reigning queen of crime fiction" (Time Out), the 22nd installment in the acclaimed Inspector Wexford series.

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Published: Jul 2010

The Vault: An Inspector Wexford Novel...

Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell "is in top form" (Booklist) in this sequel to A Sight for Sore Eyes—one of Rendell's most beloved novels—featuring the retired Inspector Wexford.In the stunning climax to Rendell's classic A Sight for Sore E...

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Published: Jul 2012

Fallen Curtain, The

Ruth Rendell

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

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Published: Jan 2001

The Lake of Darkness

Ruth Rendell

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 dimensio...

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Published: Jan 2001

A Spot of Folly: Ten and a Quarter Ne...

Ruth Rendell

A spine-tingling anthology by the New York Times–bestselling author and master of "psychological insight . . . and, not infrequently, teeth-chattering terror" (The New York Times).  These never-before-collected stories ...

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Published: Nov 2018
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