Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell (born February 17, 1930 in South Woodford, London; died May 2, 2015 in London) is a member of the House of Lords, holds a Life Peer as Baroness Rendell of Babergh, and a 1996 CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire)

Non-Series Books:

To Fear a Painted Devil – 1965
Vanity Dies Hard – 1965
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
The Lake of Darkness – 1980
Master of the Moor – 1982
The Killing Doll – 1984
The Tree of Hands – 1984
Live Flesh – 1986
Talking to Strange Men – 1987
The Bridesmaid – 1989
Going Wrong – 1990
The Crocodile Bird – 1993
The Keys to the Street – 1996
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 St. Zita Society – 2012
The Girl Next Door – 2014
Dark Corners – 2015

Short Story Collections:

The Fallen Curtain – 1976
Means of Evil and Other Stories – 1979
The Fever Tree – 1982
The New Girlfriend – 1985
The Copper Peacock – 1991
Blood Lines – 1995
Piranah to Scurfy – 2000
Collected Short Stories, Volume 1 – 2006
Collected Short Stories, Volume 2 – 2008

Novellas:

Heartstones – 1987
The Thief – 2006

The Inspector Wexford Series:

From Doon with Death – 1964
The Sins of the Fathers (A New Lease on Death is UK title) – 1967
Wolf to the Slaughter – 1967
The Best Man to Die – 1969
A Guilty Thing Surprised – 1970
No More Dying Then – 1971
Murder Being Once Done – 1972
Some Lie and Some Die – 1973
Shake Hands Forever – 1975
A Sleeping Life – 1979
Death Notes (Put on by Cunning is UK title) – 1981
The Speaker of Mandarin – 1983
An Unkindness of Ravens – 1985
The Veiled One – 1988
Kissing the Gunner’s Daughter – 1991
Simisola – 1994
Road Rage – 1997
Harm Done – 1999
The Babes in the Wood – 2002
End in Tears – 2005
Not in the Flesh – 2007
The Monster in the Box – 2009
The Vault – 2011
No Man’s Nightingale – 2013

Written 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
No Night Is too Long – 1994
The Brimstone Wedding – 1995
The Chimney Sweeper’s Boy – 1998
Grasshopper – 2000
The Blood Doctor – 2002
The Minotaur – 2005
The Birthday Present – 2008
The Child’s Child – 2012

Children’s Books:
Archie and Archie – 2013

Non-Fiction:

Ruth Rendell’s Suffolk – 1989
Undermining the Central Line: giving government back to the people (with Colin Ward) – 1989
The Reason Why: An Anthology of the Murderous Mind – 1995

Books Reviewed on Book Chase are linked in “red.”