Ruth Rendell

1930 - 2015

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Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, (née Grasemann; 17 February 1930 – 2 May 2015) was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries.Rendell is best known for creating Chief Inspector Wexford. A second string of works was a series of unrelated crime novels that explored the psychological background of criminals and their victims. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruth Rendell has received more than 678,771 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Ruth Rendell is the 1,166th most popular writer (up from 1,301st in 2019), the 910th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 997th in 2019) and the 113th most popular British Writer.

Ruth Rendell is most famous for her psychological thrillers.

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Among writers, Ruth Rendell ranks 1,166 out of 5,794Before her are Alcman, Aksel Sandemose, Robert Browning, Matteo Bandello, Joseph Bédier, and Jan Neruda. After her are Władysław Tarnowski, Alfred Kubin, Wilhelm Weitling, Lucius Accius, Georgi Markov, and Sonia Rykiel.

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Among people born in 1930, Ruth Rendell ranks 79Before her are Jerome Isaac Friedman, Pierre Bergé, Zhores Alferov, Tony Lip, Robert Loggia, and Chinua Achebe. After her are Sonia Rykiel, Omara Portuondo, Edgar Mitchell, Michel Serres, Luce Irigaray, and Jasper Johns. Among people deceased in 2015, Ruth Rendell ranks 66Before her are Kenzo Ohashi, Louis Jourdan, Marshall Rosenberg, Setsuko Hara, Robert Loggia, and Richard F. Heck. After her are Mathieu Kérékou, Udo Lattek, Kurt Masur, Rod Taylor, Georges Wolinski, and Zhelyu Zhelev.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ruth Rendell ranks 910 out of 6,924Before her are Charles Wheatstone (1802), Owen Tudor (1400), Robert Browning (1812), Charles Spearman (1863), Ewan McGregor (1971), and Steve Harris (1956). After her are Tom Wilkinson (1948), Natasha Richardson (1963), Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis (1891), Dominic Purcell (1970), Francis Walsingham (1532), and George Biddell Airy (1801).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Ruth Rendell ranks 113Before her are Dylan Thomas (1914), John Dryden (1631), Thomas De Quincey (1785), P. G. Wodehouse (1881), Allan Pinkerton (1819), and Robert Browning (1812). After her are Samuel Butler (1612), Hugh Lofting (1886), John Berger (1926), James Anderson (1680), Winifred Wagner (1897), and Lee Child (1954).