Best-selling British crime writer Ruth Rendell dies aged 85
May 3 , 2015
Ruth Rendell, one of Britain’s best-known crime writers, has died aged 85.
She wrote over 60 novels in a career spanning five decades. Her most popular creation, Inspector Wexford, was made into a successful TV series.
The best-selling author began her writing career as a newspaper reporter in Essex.
Baroness Gail Rebuck, the chair, Penguin Random House, described Rendell as an “insightful and elegant observer of society”.
Her works were translated into more than 20 languages and turned into several film and TV adaptations.