• "The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world"

    Boston Globe
  • "Psychologically acute and extremely disturbing, Ruth Rendell’s work is outstanding"

    The Times
  • "Ruth Rendell's books are not only whodunits but whydunits, uncovering the motive roots of murder"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Rendell’s psychological insights are so absorbing, it’s easy to forget what a superb plotter she is"

    The 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