• "[Rendell] is unequalled in her ability to create amoral, unprincipled characters, then to make us pity them, until they do something terrible."

  • "Rendell's gift for characterisation illuminates every interview with a range of suspects and makes it a pleasure to watch Wexford and burden at work."

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "End In Tears proved once again that no British novelist knows the heart's hungers like Ruth Rendell."

    Christopher Bray, New Statesman
  • "Probably the greatest living crime writer in the world"

    Ian Rankin
  • "Chief Inspector Wexford is Rendell's most enduring and best creation"

    Daily Telegraph