|born on||17 February 1930 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )|
|Place||South Woodford, England, 51n37, 0e02|
|Timezone||GMT h0w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||27°59' 22°17 Asc. 27°00'|
British writer of crime and psychological thrillers; an award-winner on both sides of the Atlantic. A former journalist, she has built a name as one of the best and most successful of the crime novelists. Her novel "A Demon in my View" was awarded the gold Dagger Award by the British Crime Writers Ass'n. Her work also includes "A Sleeping Life," "The Best Way to Die," and "A New Lease on Death." In 1992 she published her 15th Wexford mystery, the first in four years, "Kissing the Gunner's Daughter," bringing her book total to 48.
The only child of two teachers, Rendell grew up in a bickering world that she shut out, withdrawing into the world of imagination that holds both enchantment and the dark recesses of the psyche. She married Don Rendell; one son; they separated in 1972, divorced in 1975 and remarried in 1977, living in a pink farmhouse in the English countryside. She writes at times under the name Barbara Vine.
David Fisher quotes her by letter
- Family : Childhood : Abuse - Physical/ Verbal (Bickering and fighting at home)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Don Rendell, divorce and remarry)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
- Vocation : Writers : Detective/ Mystery (48 books)
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award
- Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection