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Ruth Rendell: Life + Works

Ruth was an unsettling mixture of the conventional and the strange. Both her names, Barbara and Ruth, mean “stranger”. She became a bestselling author worldwide and a peer of the realm, but she remained on the side of life’s outsiders.

Jeanette Winterson

2017

A Spot of Folly
A short story collection

2015

Dark Corners
A stand-alone novel

2014

The Girl Next Door
A stand-alone novel

2013

Archie and Archie
A children's book
No Man's Nightingale
The twenty-fourth Wexford novel
The Child's Child
The fourteenth Barbara Vine novel

2012

The Saint Zita Society
A stand-alone novel

2011

The Vault
The twenty-third Wexford novel

2010

Tigerlily's Orchids
A stand-alone novel

2009

The Monster in the Box
The twenty-second Wexford novel
Midsummer Nights
A short story collection

2008

Portobello
A stand-alone novel
The Birthday Present
The thirteenth Barbara Vine novel

2007

Not in the Flesh
The twenty-first Wexford novel

2006

The Thief
A stand-alone novella
The Water's Lovely
A stand-alone novel

2005

End in Tears
The twentieth Wexford novel
The Minotaur
The twelfth Barbara Vine novel

2004

Thirteen Steps Down
A stand-alone novel

2003

The Rottweiler
A stand-alone novel

2002

The Babes in the Wood
The nineteenth Wexford novel
The Blood Doctor
The eleventh Barbara Vine novel

2001

Adam and Eve and Pinch Me
A stand-alone novel

2000

Piranha to Scurfy and Other Stories
A short story collection
Grasshopper
The tenth Barbara Vine novel

1999

Harm Done
The eighteenth Wexford novel

1998

A Sight for Sore Eyes
A standalone novel
The Chimney Sweeper's Boy
The ninth Barbara Vine novel

1997

Road Rage
The seventeenth Wexford novel

1996

The Keys to the Street
A stand-alone novel
The Brimstone Wedding
The eighth Barbara Vine novel

1995

Blood Lines
A short story collection

1994

Simisola
The sixteenth Wexford novel
No Night is Too Long
The seventh Barbara Vine novel

1993

The Crocodile Bird
A stand-alone novel
Asta's Book
The sixth Barbara Vine novel

1992

Kissing the Gunner's Daughter
The fifteenth Wexford novel

1991

The Copper Peacock
A short story collection
King Solomon's Carpet
The fifth Barbara Vine novel

1990

Going Wrong
A stand-alone novel
Gallowglass
The fourth Barbara Vine novel

1989

The Bridesmaid
A stand-alone novel

1988

The House of Stairs
The third Barbara Vine novel
The Veiled One
The fourteenth Wexford novel

1987

Talking to Strange Men
A stand-alone novel
Heartstones
A stand-alone novella
A Fatal Inversion
The second Barbara Vine novel

1986

A Dark-Adapted Eye
The first Barbara Vine novel
Live Flesh
A stand-alone novel

1985

The New Girlfriend and Other Stories
A short story collection
An Unkindness of Ravens
The thirteenth Wexford novel

1984

The Tree of Hands
A stand-alone novel
The Killing Doll
A stand-alone novel

1983

The Speaker of Mandarin
The twelfth Wexford novel

1982

The Fever Tree and Other Stories
A short story collection
Master of the Moor
A stand-alone novel

1981

Put On by Cunning
The eleventh Wexford novel

1980

The Lake of Darkness
A stand-alone novel

1979

Means of Evil and Other Stories
A Wexford short story collection
Make Death Love Me
A Ruth Rendell stand-alone novel

1978

A Sleeping Life
The tenth wexford novel

1977

A Judgement in Stone
A stand-alone novel

1976

The Fallen Curtain and Other Stories
A short story collection
A Demon in My View
A stand-alone novel

1975

Shake Hands for Ever
The ninth Wexford novel

1974

The Face of Trespass
A stand-alone novel

1973

Some Lie and Some Die
The eighth Wexford novel

1972

Murder Being Once Done
The seventh Wexford novel

1971

No More Dying Then
The sixth Wexford novel
One Across, Two Down
A stand-alone novel

1970

A Guilty Thing Surprised
The fifth Wexford novel

1969

The Best Man to Die
The fourth Wexford novel

1968

The Secret House of Death
A stand-alone novel

1967

Wolf to the Slaughter
The third Wexford novel
A New Lease of Death
The second Wexford novel

1966

Vanity Dies Hard
A stand-alone novel

1965

To Fear a Painted Devil
A stand-alone novel

1964

From Doon with Death
The first Wexford novel