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Ruth Rendell (1930–2015)

Autor(a) de From Doon with Death

279+ Works 47,451 Membros 1,217 Reviews 134 Favorited

About the Author

Ruth Rendell (1930-2015) Ruth Rendell was born in Essex, England on February 17, 1930. She was educated at Loughton County High School. Rendell began her career as a journalist. She wrote six novels before sending her work in to a publisher. She writes crime novels and psychological thrillers, and mostrar mais is best known for her Inspector Wexford books. Rendell also writes under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. 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. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Many of her titles have been made into films and made-for-tv movies. Rendell died on May 2, 2015. She was 85 years old. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Ruth Rendell

From Doon with Death (1964) 1,331 cópias
A Dark-Adapted Eye (1986) 1,243 cópias
A Judgement in Stone (1977) 1,055 cópias
The Babes in the Wood (2002) 1,053 cópias
A Sight for Sore Eyes (2000) 1,051 cópias
End in Tears (2005) 1,030 cópias
The Chimney Sweeper's Boy (1998) 991 cópias
Road Rage (1997) 980 cópias
Harm Done (1999) 978 cópias
13 Steps Down (2004) 946 cópias
The Water's Lovely (2006) 937 cópias
Simisola (1994) 932 cópias
The Rottweiler (2003) 914 cópias
Not in the Flesh (2007) 909 cópias
An Unkindness of Ravens (1985) 901 cópias
Asta's Book (1993) 891 cópias
The Crocodile Bird (1993) 881 cópias
Adam and Eve and Pinch Me (2002) 851 cópias
The Keys to the Street (1996) 841 cópias
Kissing the Gunner's Daughter (1992) 806 cópias
A Fatal Inversion (1987) 758 cópias
The Minotaur (2005) 750 cópias
The Veiled One (1988) 739 cópias
The Monster in the Box (2009) 731 cópias
Portobello (2008) 727 cópias
Wolf to the Slaughter (1967) 720 cópias
The Brimstone Wedding (1995) 708 cópias
A New Lease of Death (1967) 699 cópias
The Best Man to Die (1969) 685 cópias
The Blood Doctor (2002) 677 cópias
Put On By Cunning (1981) 674 cópias
A Guilty Thing Surprised (1970) 651 cópias
The House of Stairs (1988) 630 cópias
Shake Hands Forever (1975) 629 cópias
Some Lie and Some Die (1973) 625 cópias
The Vault (2011) 619 cópias
The Bridesmaid (1989) 616 cópias
A Sleeping Life (1978) 616 cópias
Murder Being Once Done (1972) 609 cópias
Grasshopper (2000) 590 cópias
No More Dying Then (1971) 586 cópias
The Speaker of Mandarin (1983) 576 cópias
No Night is Too Long (1994) 536 cópias
King Solomon's Carpet (1991) 526 cópias
Live Flesh (1985) 493 cópias
The Tree of Hands (1984) 490 cópias
Tigerlily's Orchids (2010) 478 cópias
A Demon in My View (1976) 473 cópias
The Birthday Present (2008) 473 cópias
Going Wrong (1990) 470 cópias
The Girl Next Door (2014) 466 cópias
No Man's Nightingale (2013) 447 cópias
Talking to Strange Men (1987) 444 cópias
Master of the Moor (1982) 422 cópias
The St. Zita Society (2012) 421 cópias
Gallowglass (1990) 416 cópias
The Killing Doll (1984) 414 cópias
The Lake of Darkness (1980) 395 cópias
One Across, Two Down (1971) 388 cópias
Dark Corners (2015) 377 cópias
The Child's Child (2012) 346 cópias
Make Death Love Me (1979) 292 cópias
To Fear a Painted Devil (1965) 287 cópias
The Face of Trespass (1974) 272 cópias
Vanity Dies Hard (1966) 267 cópias
The Secret House of Death (1968) 267 cópias
Heartstones (1987) 209 cópias
Collected stories (1987) 159 cópias
The Thief (1600) 99 cópias
The Reason Why: An Anthology of the Murderous Mind (1996) — Editor — 29 cópias
Achilles Heel [short story] (1992) 23 cópias
Ruth Rendell's Suffolk (1989) 19 cópias
The Strawberry Tree (1998) 18 cópias
OBRAS SELECTAS (1983) 12 cópias
Babes In The Wood/Live Flesh (2006) 12 cópias
Undermining the Central Line (1989) 11 cópias
Harm Done/Going Wrong (2005) 9 cópias
Das große Krimi- Lesebuch. (1992) 8 cópias
Fall of the Coin (2000) 7 cópias
Verhalenomnibus (2001) 7 cópias
Asta's Book [abridged - audio] (2000) — Autor — 7 cópias
A Bad Heart (1993) 5 cópias
Selected Stories 4 cópias
L'inspecteur Wexford (1992) 3 cópias
Archie and Archie (2013) 3 cópias
Fünfundzwanzig Karat (1994) 3 cópias
Un parfum bleu sombre (1986) 3 cópias
RUTH RENDELL. Tome 3 (1994) 3 cópias
Ruth Rendell omnibus. [6] (1996) 3 cópias
Detective omnibus (1985) 2 cópias
TENTATIA 2 cópias
Naabritüdruk (2015) 2 cópias
Loopy (2012) 2 cópias
Killing You Softly (2000) 2 cópias
Au nom du père 2 cópias
Mandarínův mluvčí (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Introduccion a Los Chakras (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Sodba v kamnu 1 exemplar(es)
Dd̜elig hilsen 1 exemplar(es)
Casi humanos 1 exemplar(es)
Puzzle Mortal 1 exemplar(es)
Wolfchen 1 exemplar(es)
O Tapete do Rei Salomão 1 exemplar(es)
Cok Gözyasi Döküldü (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Falsa identidad (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
Ruth Rendell omnibus. 2 1 exemplar(es)
Le ipotesi di Wexford [omnibus] (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Fen Hall [SS] 1 exemplar(es)
Computer Séance [SS] 1 exemplar(es)
Four Inspector Wexford Mysteries (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Two Wexford stories (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Un arrendamiento de muerte (1984) 1 exemplar(es)
Der Pfeifer (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Blodets bånd - og andre noveller (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
The giving tree 1 exemplar(es)
Crime Stories (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Un avenir resplendissant 1 exemplar(es)
Rendell Ruth 1 exemplar(es)
Interactions: A Collection (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Die Verschleierte/Die 27. Etage (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Blutschrift, 1 Audio-CD (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Lotsverbintenis 1 exemplar(es)
Biblioteca de ruth rendell (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Lukustatud tänav : [romaan] (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Feitiço Mortal 1 exemplar(es)
Ο βιαστής (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Portobello Road 1 exemplar(es)
Heart Stones 1 exemplar(es)
EL FLAUTISTA DE PAMPLONA 1 exemplar(es)
L'homme à la tortue (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
MORTS CROISEES (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Ruth Rendell - 10 Book Wexford Set (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Deadly Feasts 1 exemplar(es)
La maison du Lys tigré (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Deemon mu silme all (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Lhůta pro smrt 1 exemplar(es)
Zahalena závojem 1 exemplar(es)
Fausse route. (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Las Llaves De La Calle (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
In Sickness and Health 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories (1887) — Prefácio, algumas edições12,619 cópias
Doctor Thorne (1858) — Introdução, algumas edições2,090 cópias
The Princes in the Tower (1992) — Prefácio — 2,047 cópias
I Shudder at Your Touch (1991) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 550 cópias
English Country House Murders (1989) — Contribuinte — 489 cópias
The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 400 cópias
Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days (2016) — Contribuinte — 360 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (2000) — Contribuinte — 297 cópias
A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women (2000) — Contribuinte — 267 cópias
The New Gothic: A Collection of Contemporary Gothic Fiction (1991) — Contribuinte — 257 cópias
Women on the Case (1996) — Contribuinte — 212 cópias
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Contribuinte — 192 cópias
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Contribuinte — 189 cópias
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Contribuinte — 154 cópias
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories (2006) — Contribuinte — 140 cópias
London After Midnight : A Tour of Its Criminal Haunts (1996) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
Mystery Cats: Feline Felonies (1991) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
Little Deaths (1995) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
Women of Mystery (1992) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias
A New Omnibus of Crime (1771) — Contribuinte — 97 cópias
The Brave Little Goat of Monsieur Seguin (1866) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Midsummer Nights (1702) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
1st Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1992) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
The Penguin Classic Crime Omnibus (1984) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Lethal Kisses: 18 Tales of Sex, Horror, and Revenge (1996) — Contribuinte, algumas edições54 cópias
Revenge: Short Stories by Women Writers (1986) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Murder at Teatime: Mysteries in the Classic Cozy Tradition (1996) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Murder on the Railways (1996) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Live Flesh [1997 film] (1997) — Original book — 42 cópias
3rd Culprit: An Annual of Crime Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Tales from the Dead of Night (2013) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Haunting Women (1988) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Murder in Midsummer (2019) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Murder in Midwinter (2020) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (1997) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Murder Intercontinental (1996) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories (1925) — Introdução, algumas edições31 cópias
Murder Short & Sweet (2008) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Great Law and Order Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Murder Takes a Holiday (2020) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Mysterious Erotic Tales (1996) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Murder Most Delectable: Savory Tales of Culinary Crimes (2000) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Cat Stories (1997) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Women of Mystery - Book 3 (1998) 24 cópias
Crème de la Crime (2000) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Women Write Murder (1987) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Crossing the Border (1998) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Murder for Mother (1994) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
La Cérémonie [1995 film] (1995) — Original book — 20 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Movie Detectives and Screen Crimes (1998) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Great detective stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Unforgettable Ghost Stories by Women Writers (2008) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Deadlier: 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women (2017) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Green for Danger (2003) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Good Housekeeping Short Story Collection (1997) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
A Feast of Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Crime After Crime (1998) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Classic Crime Short Stories (2001) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
The Man Who ... (1992) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Harde liefde de ruigste verhalen uit de wereldliteratuur (1994) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
A Distant Cry: Stories from East Anglia (2002) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Prime Suspects (1987) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Great Tales of Crime and Detection (1992) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
The New Edgar Winners: The Mystery Writers of America (1990) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
La Demoiselle d'honneur [2004 film] (2005) — Original novel — 9 cópias
Crime in the City (2004) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories, Volume II (2010) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Damas del crimen (1998) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1983 (1983) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1990 (1990) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Waterstone's Autumn Book Sampler (2004) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1979 (1979) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1977 (1977) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Scenes of Crime (2000) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Winter's Crimes 9 (1977) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Short Stories: The Thoroughly Modern Collection (2008) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Den kriminelle novelle (1999) — Autor, algumas edições5 cópias
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1987 (1987) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Best Detective Stories 1981 (1981) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1989 (1989) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Plaatsen van misdaad : fragmenten uit dertien topthrillers (2004) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
A New Lease of Death [retold by John Escott] (2012) — Original Author — 4 cópias
London After Midnight: A Conducted Tour, Part 1 (1996) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Huivering wekken : 26 onthutsende verhalen (1982) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Past Crimes: Perfectly Criminal 3 (1998) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Perfectly Criminal 2: Whydunit? (1997) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Winter's Crimes 7 (1975) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Mørkets gjerninger : 21 hårreisende kriminalhistorier (2001) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Best Detective Stories 1980 (1980) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1980 (1980) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Missing Persons (1999) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Οι κυρίες του τρόμου (1994) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Horrifying and Hideous Hauntings (1986) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Appendici in giallo 1 (racconti) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
[Anthologie de nouvelles anglaises] (2001) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Die 7 Todsünden (2007) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Gallowglass [1993 TV series] — Original book — 1 exemplar(es)
De Beste Verhalen van 2017 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Murder Most British [abridged audio] — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Rendell, Ruth Barbara, Baroness Rendell of Babergh
Outros nomes
Vine, Barbara
Data de nascimento
1930-02-17
Data de falecimento
2015-05-02
Local de enterro
St. Bartholomew's Churchyard Groton, Babergh District, Suffolk, England
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
País (para mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
South Woodford, London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Causa da morte
complications of a stroke
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Groton, Suffolk, England, UK
Polstead, Suffolk, England, UK
Loughton, Essex, England, UK
Educação
County High School, Loughton, Essex, England, UK
Ocupação
journalist
Member of the House of Lords (Labour)
author
writer
novelist
Organizações
Detection Club
Premiações
Cartier Diamond Dagger 1991
Agente
Charles Walker (United Agents)
Pequena biografia
Ruth Barbara Rendell, née Grasemann, was the only child of two schoolteachers. She got her first job as a reporter for a South Woodford newspaper and married her boss, editor Don Rendell, at age 20. The couple had one son. She published her first novel, From Doon with Death, in 1964. Ms. Rendell was a prolific writer of police procedurals and psychological suspense/crime novels exploring such themes as romantic obsession, family secrets, miscommunication, and the impact of chance and coincidence. After years of writing such critically acclaimed works and receiving many awards, in 1986 she created the pseudonym Barbara Vine. The Barbara Vine novels are more oblique and have a recurring theme of consequences from events that occurred in the past. She was made a life peer as Baroness Rendell of Babergh in 1997.

Membros

Discussions

Resenhas

Rendell's psychological portraits of her sundry characters do not fail to amuse and entertain. She's a wizard.
 
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featherbooks | outras 18 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
I've read several Ruth Rendell books, expecting each time to discover why they're so popular. I just don't get it. The plots depend on coincidence after coincidence and the prose is clunky. And Wexford, now retired, gets through every door as he assists in this investigation, even though he no longer has Police ID. Really? At best, a holiday read.
 
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Margaret09 | outras 18 resenhas | Apr 15, 2024 |
A satisfying read. The man-and-his-dog who appear in the first chapter don't put in another appearance till the last one, and there is indeed a huge cast of characters.

What holds the interest in this book is that though the plot is wholly believable, it's quite impossible to guess where it's really going until well towards the end of the book. There's a plot, and a sub-plot. There are characters who look at first as though they're there to make the numbers up. They aren't. Each has an imprtant part to play.

I think I've said enough. If you enjoy Inspector Wexford tales, this won't disappoint
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Margaret09 | outras 29 resenhas | Apr 15, 2024 |
Ruth Rendell is always good value. But this is even better value than most. Life isn't good anywhere in Inspector Wexford's community as the book begins: the area is dangerously flooded and the rain continues. Two teenagers and their 'babysitter' disappear when their parents are away for the weekend. Did they drown in the floods? Then the babysitter's dead body is found - some 3 months after the event. The landowner on whose property the decomposed crpse is found had actaully sen it significantly earlier. He's in trouble, his marriage is in trouble, the teenagers' parents marriage is in trouble. Wexford's daughter's marriage is also in trouble - unrelated to the deaths it's true.

Rendell plays with all these ravelled threads with her usual skill. The daily dramas of family and workplace life are interwoven with the increasingly complex threads of the plot, and right until the end, no resolution seems possible. But this is a murder mystery, so in the end the perpetrator is found. The identity may surprise you.
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Margaret09 | outras 20 resenhas | Apr 15, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
279
Also by
133
Membros
47,451
Popularidade
#334
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
1,217
ISBNs
3,618
Idiomas
29
Favorito
134

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