Rendell, Ruth

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Ruth Rendell
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Rendell, Ruth Gender: F
born on 17 February 1930 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place South Woodford, England, 51n37, 0e02
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°59' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 22°17 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

David Fisher quotes her by letter


  • Vocation : Writers : Detective/ Mystery (48 books)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Don Rendell, divorce and remarry)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award
  • Family : Childhood : Abuse - Physical/ Verbal (Bickering and fighting at home)