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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.

  1. Ruth Rendell was born on 17 February 1930 in Essex, United Kingdom. She had written more than 60 novels which based on crime.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Rendell has authored more than 20 standalone novels that were often based on the margins of society.
  5. 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/Last Modified on: May 5, 2015

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