Editions

Reviews

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

    Mail on Sunday
  • "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
  • "Once her characters start twisting on every-tightening tracks, their fates are brilliantly sealed, and it’s never obvouis who’ll be the victim or the culprit. Rendell’s greatest trick is making an unforeseen outcome feel predestined"

    Financial Times
  • "Ruth Rendell is not only the finest crime novelist there is, but one of the finest novelists writing in the English language"

    Scotsman