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Ruth Rendell

One of the world’s greatest ever thriller and murder mystery writers, Ruth Rendell was born on 17 February, 1930 in South Woodford, Essex and died on 2 May, 2015. The creator of Chief Inspector Wexford, she also wrote under the pseudonym Barbara Vine.

Ruth published her debut novel From Doon with Death in 1964 (which featured Wexford as the protagonist) and sold over 20 million copies worldwide. A regular Sunday Times bestseller, she won many awards over the course of her career and was awarded a CBE in 1996 and a Life Peerage (giving her the title Baroness) in 1997.

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