• "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
  • "England’s premier detective-thriller writer"

  • "The Wexford books clearly display Rendell’s great mastery of storytelling at its best"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Here are the fears that haunt us, the nightmarish urban myths of our time... One of the most remarkable talents writing today"

    Jane Jakeman, Independent
  • "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