• Probably the greatest living crime writer in the world

    Ian Rankin
  • 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 reigning queen of crime fiction

    Time Out
  • There are quite a few Ruth Rendells: the doyenne of the traditional English detective novel; the queen of the psychological thriller; the celebrated author of the literary thriller

    Mail on Sunday
  • Rendell is unrivalled at depicting psychologically warped people and at creating unease through the simplest things. This is another triumph


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