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Ruth Rendell

17 February 1930 to 2 May 2015

A British crime writer who wrote over 50 novels including 24 about the character of Inspector Wexford and many under the pen name of Barbara Vine, Rendell’s work was regularly adapted for the screen, most notably in 77 episodes of Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987-2000). 

Read Ruth Rendell's Guardian obituary here