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Pity for the psychopath: Ruth Rendell's Dark Corners

Ruth Rendell's unconventional crime novels empathised with the bad guys. Jake Kerridge salutes her final story

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The most recent book of the month for our book group was The Water’s Lovely by Ruth Rendell. The author, Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, who also wrote under the pseud…

The Water’s Lovely by Ruth Rendell | Valerie Penny's Book Reviews

The most recent book of the month for our book group was The Water’s Lovely by Ruth Rendell. The author, Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, who also wrote under the pseud…

The Veiled One

The Veiled One By Ruth Rendell - “A spellbinder” (Publishers Weekly) from an Edgar Award–winning, New York Times bestselling author: Detective Mike Burden must crack two baffling cases when, soon after discovering an elderly woman’s murder, his partner is almost taken out in an explosion nearby.

A Sight for Sore Eyes by Ruth Rendell (1999, Hardcover, First Edition)

The lives of Francine, a woman who had been an eyewitness as a child to her mother's murder; Harriet, an aging and bored beauty; and Teddy, a handsome but murderously psychopathic young man, collide in a harrowing, unforgettable, and fateful climax.

Ruth Rendell AND P.D. James Wow! Sure would have liked to have been there to listen to these two greats!

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Ruth Rendell: 'Withholding information from the reader should be part of any story'

Novel reading boosts empathy or, at any rate reminds us that things are complicated; fiction unpicks knots. The success of The Examined Life...

Ruth Rendell and PD James: giants of detective fiction

The Veiled One by Ruth Rendell