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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 783,278 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Ruth Rendell is the 1,646th most popular writer (down from 1,166th in 2019), the 1,315th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 910th in 2019) and the 139th most popular British Writer.

Ruth Rendell is most famous for her psychological thrillers.

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  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.71

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  • 3.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Ruth Rendell ranks 1,646 out of 5,755Before her are Avitus of Vienne, Rafael Sabatini, Mendele Mocher Sforim, Martin of Opava, Per Wahlöö, and Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall. After her are Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Rainis, Robert Brasillach, Robert de Boron, Philippe de Commines, and Petar Zrinski.

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Among people born in 1930, Ruth Rendell ranks 127Before her are Tanya Savicheva, Kinji Fukasaku, Ted Hughes, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Frank Lucas, and Yves Rocher. After her are Mary Quant, Tony Lip, Akiyuki Nosaka, Sergei Kovalev, Franzl Lang, and Frank McCourt. Among people deceased in 2015, Ruth Rendell ranks 86Before her are Dettmar Cramer, Wayne Dyer, Cabu, Yaşar Kemal, Eldar Ryazanov, and Licio Gelli. After her are Chantal Akerman, Akiyuki Nosaka, Franzl Lang, Rose Francine Rogombé, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, and Philippe Honoré.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ruth Rendell ranks 1,315 out of 7,765Before her are R. D. Laing (1927), Ted Hughes (1930), Iain Glen (1961), Edward Frankland (1825), M. Stanley Whittingham (1941), and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (1935). After her are Melita Norwood (1912), Jon Anderson (1944), Bill Shankly (1913), Ceawlin of Wessex (600), Jeremy Clarkson (1960), and Gideon Mantell (1790).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Ruth Rendell ranks 139Before her are Elizabeth Siddal (1829), Alistair MacLean (1922), Colin Wilson (1931), David Ogilvy (1911), Barbara Cartland (1901), and Ted Hughes (1930). After her are Seamus Heaney (1939), Walafrid Strabo (808), John Gay (1685), Joseph Addison (1672), Alma Reville (1899), and Arthur Machen (1863).