A brilliantly dark and sinister novel of psychological suspense by Ruth Rendell, ‘unequivocally the most brilliant crime-writer of our time’ (Patricia Cornwell).
The dazzling new novel from Ruth Rendell. When the bones of two severed hands are discovered in a box, an investigation into a long buried crime of passion begins. And a group of friends, who played together as children, begin to question their past.
A charming story of a cat and a dog who live on the same street, for younger readers, from bestselling author Ruth Rendell.
No Man's Nightingale: the eagerly anticipated twenty-fourth title in Ruth Rendell's bestselling Detective Chief Inspector Wexford series.
Ruth Rendell's new psychological thriller is a gripping examination of society. And the darkness is never far away . . .
Five short stories: a man who has married his wife for money is murdered but his wife feels only relief; one man takes his poetry far, far too seriously; strange obsessions wreak unexpected havoc; a house sitter snooping for love letters unexpectedly finds dead woman; and a smoker can't quit smoking, nor can he quit scratching his mosquito bites.
Two short stories: a woman who claims to communicate with the dead makes the mistake of believing herself, and a tragic story of one life exchanged for another.
A motive-less murder and several hit-and-runs perplex Detective Wexford.
A normal family is secretly riven with cruelty and cold-heartedness.
A woman obsessed with buying clothes finally recognises she needs help when they nearly strangle her.
A woman dies suddenly after her will has been changed. Is it murder?
A husband murders his wife after she finds out he's not as clever as she thought.
Years after a brother vanished with his girlfriend on holiday, his sister is visited by two people claiming to be them.
Two stories: in one nature lures and lulls an over-curious tourist and in the other a woman is cast back to a troubled childhood simply by being winked at.
A simple cottage retreat is drastically altered by the weird charms of the local women.
Three short stories: one man is obsessed by a mysterious map - and its sinister influences; an enrapturing object seems to warp the destiny of its posessors; and they say time heals all wounds - but not in this case.
A man's twisted obsession with reading results in a morbid blurring of fiction and fact.
Two short stories: a dull holiday is transformed by conspiracy and lust; and a murder in a department store reveals shocking truths
A retired Wexford finds that his special skills are needed to help solve an old case
The new psychological thriller from the reigning Queen of British Crime
The eighth in the Chief Inspector Wexford series. Fame comes at a lethal price
The seventh in the Chief Inspector Wexford series, reissued in B format.