Ruth Rendell

1930 - 2015

Ruth Rendell

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's best-known creation, Chief Inspector Wexford, was the main character of many popular police stories, some of them successfully adapted for TV. A second string of works was a series of unrelated crime novels, that deeply explored the psychological background of criminals and their victims, many of them mentally afflicted or otherwise socially isolated. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruth Rendell has received more than 528,773 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,303rd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Ruth Rendell ranks 1,302 out of 4,883Before her are Philip Pullman, Pierre Louÿs, Ono no Komachi, Evelyn Waugh, August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, and Velimir Khlebnikov. After her are Ion of Chios, Winifred Wagner, Jeffery Deaver, Alfonsina Storni, Robin Hobb, and Danielle Steel.

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Among people born in 1930, Ruth Rendell ranks 102Before her are Choe Yong-rim, Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Sonny Rollins, Georgiy Daneliya, Frank Lucas, and Hilderaldo Bellini. After her are Robert Loggia, Sławomir Mrożek, Pavel Popovich, Theodore Edgar McCarrick, José Sarney, and Mario Adorf. Among people deceased in 2015, Ruth Rendell ranks 69Before her are Ornette Coleman, Assia Djebar, Alfred G. Gilman, Udo Lattek, Georges Wolinski, and Marshall Rosenberg. After her are Robert Loggia, Khaled al-Asaad, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Licio Gelli, Árpád Göncz, and Louis Jourdan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ruth Rendell ranks 998 out of 5,347Before her are Orlando Bloom (1977), Philip Pullman (1946), Mungo Park (1771), John Schlesinger (1926), Evelyn Waugh (1903), and John McLaughlin (1942). After her are Winifred Wagner (1897), Katharine, Duchess of Kent (1933), Æthelberht, King of Wessex (836), William Huggins (1824), Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430), and Ida Noddack (1896).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Ruth Rendell ranks 123Before her are Allan Pinkerton (1819), Samuel Pepys (1633), Joseph Addison (1672), Neil Gaiman (1960), Philip Pullman (1946), and Evelyn Waugh (1903). After her are Winifred Wagner (1897), Jane Hawking (1944), Barbara Cartland (1901), W. H. Auden (1907), James Murray (1837), and John William Polidori (1795).