• [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

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