• One Across, Two Down, first published in 1971, shows her skill at provoking horrid laughter was there from the start.

    Evening Standard (summer reads)
  • "The best woman crime writer since Sayers, Christie, Allingham and Marsh"

    Edmund Crispin, Sunday Times
  • "Ruth Rendell is certainly one of the foremost of our writers of crime fiction... She’s using the detective story to say things she thinks are important"

    P D James
  • "Ruth Rendell is surely one of the greatest novelists presently at work in our language. The extraordinary depth and accuracy of her psychological portraits is matched only by the rare inventiveness of her storytelling"

    Scott Turow
  • "Ruth Rendell gets into the mind not only of the hero but into the mind of the villain"

    Jeffery Deaver

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