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Murder Among Friends

Remembering Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell with book covers

 

The author, known for her long-standing police procedural series featuring Inspector Reginald Wexford, also wrote psychological thrillers as Barbara Vine. Below are bibliographies for her work under both names, followed by links to just some of the major news articles commemorating her life and works.

 

Series 

Chief Inspector Wexford

1. From Doon with Death (1964) - on order

2. Sins of the Fathers (1967)

     aka A New Lease of Death

3.Wolf to the Slaughter(1967)

4. The Best Man to Die (1969)

5. A Guilty Thing Surprised (1970)

6. No More Dying Then (1971)

7. Murder Being Once Done (1972)

8. Some Lie and Some Die (1973)

9. Shake Hands Forever (1975)

10. A Sleeping Life (1978)

11. Put On By Cunning (1981)

     aka Death Notes

12. The Speaker of Mandarin (1983)

13. An Unkindness of Ravens (1985)

14. The Veiled One (1988)

15. Kissing the Gunners Daughter (1992)

16. Simisola (1994)

17. Road Rage (1997)

18. Harm Done (1999)

19. The Babes in the Wood (2002)

20. End in Tears (2005)

21. Not in the Flesh (2007)

22. The Monster in the Box (2009)

23. The Vault (2011)

24. No Man's Nightingale (2013)

Means of Evil: And Other Stories (1979)

No More Dying Then / Murder Being Once Done / A Guilty Thing Surprised (omnibus) (1998)

Put on by Cunning / Unkindness of Ravens (omnibus) (2007)

 

Novels

To Fear a Painted Devil (1965)

Vanity Dies Hard (1965)

     aka In Sickness and in Health

The Secret House of Death (1968)

One Across, Two Down (1971)

The Face of Trespass (1974)

A Demon in My View (1976)

A Judgement in Stone (1977)

Make Death Love Me (1979)

Talking to Strange Men (1980)

The Lake of Darkness (1980)

Master of the Moor (1982)

The Killing Doll (1984)

The Tree of Hands (1984)

Live Flesh (1986)

Heartstones (1987)

The Bridesmaid (1989)

Going Wrong (1990)

The Crocodile Bird (1993)

The Keys to the Street (1996)

Thornapple (1998)

A Sight for Sore Eyes (1998)

Adam and Eve and Pinch Me (2001)

The Rottweiler (2003)

Thirteen Steps Down (2004)

The Water's Lovely (2006)

Portobello (2008)

Tigerlily's Orchids (2010)

The Saint Zita Society (2012)

The Girl Next Door (2014)

Dark Corners (2015)

  • Information courtesy of the Fantastic Fiction website

 

Writing as Barbara Vine

A Dark Adapted Eye (1986)

A Fatal Inversion (1987)

The House of Stairs (1988)

Gallowglass (1990)

King Solomon's Carpet (1991)

Asta's Book (1993)

     aka Anna's Book

No Night Is Too Long (1994)

In the Time of His Prosperity (1995)

The Brimstone Wedding (1995)

The Chimney Sweeper's Boy (1998)

Grasshopper (2000)

The Blood Doctor (2002)

The Minotaur (2005)

The Birthday Present (2008)

The Childs Child (2012)

  • Information courtesy of the Fantastic Fiction website

Tributes from the Press

The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/02/ruth-rendell-obituary-crime-writer

NPR: http://www.npr.org/2015/05/08/405082896/remembering-ruth-rendell-master-of-smart-and-socially-aware-suspense

New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/books/ruth-rendell-novelist-who-thrilled-and-educated-dies-at-85.html?_r=0

Chicago Tribunehttp://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/ct-prj-ruth-rendell-appreciation-20150504-story.html#page=1

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