• "Rendell’s psychological novels remain in a class of their own"

    Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph
  • "Ruth Rendell has quite simply transformed the genre of crime writing. She displays her peerless skill in blending the mundane, commonplace aspects of life with the potent murky impulses of desire and greed, obsession and fear"

    Sunday Times
  • "The web is spun with fiendish skill"

  • "Domestic dramas exploding into deaths and murders - Threads are drawn tightly together in a lethal last pattern"

    Sunday Times
  • "One of the greatest novelists presently at work in our language... A writer whose work should be read by anyone who either enjoys a brilliant mystery – or distinguished literature"

    Scott Turow