Ruth Rendell





Ruth Rendell

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born
in London, The United Kingdom
February 17, 1930

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A.K.A. Barbara Vine

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, who also writes under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, is an acclaimed English crime writer, known for her many psychological thrillers and murder mysteries.


Average rating: 3.70 · 87,147 ratings · 7,063 reviews · 259 distinct works · Similar authors
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“Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”
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“I really do literally put myself into a character's shoes.”
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