Crime writer Ruth Rendell is no more [ Current Affairs ]
Eminent crime writer Ruth Rendell passed away on 2 May 2015 in London, United Kingdom in the age of 85. Ruth Rendell was best-known for creation of fictional character Inspector Wexford, which was turned into a highly successful TV series in Britain.
- Ruth Rendell was born on 17 February 1930 in Essex, United Kingdom. She had written more than 60 novels which based on crime.
- Rendell started her career as an author spanned and she was also one of Britain’s best-selling contemporary authors, also authored novels under the pen-name Barbara Vine.
- Ruth Rendell was awarded the Crime Writers’ Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for excellence in crime writing. In 1964, she released first Wexford book was From Doon with Death.
- Rendell has authored more than 20 standalone novels that were often based on the margins of society.
- Rendell was adapted into cinema and TV series which had attracted worldwide sales of 60 million and most of her works were translated into more than 20 languages.
- Published on: May 5, 2015