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List of the best Ruth Rendell books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Ruth Rendell is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. She is best known for her popular mystery novels, as well as her classic character, Chief Inspector Wexford. If you're a huge fan of her work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Ruth Rendell who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out her work if you're a big reader.

List books include To Fear a Painted Devil, A Dark-Adapted Eye, and many more. What are Ruth Rendell's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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A Fatal Inversion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
A Fatal Inversion Ruth Rendell

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A Sight for Sore Eyes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
A Sight for Sore Eyes Ruth Rendell

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Wolf to the Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
Wolf to the Slaughter Ruth Rendell

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A Judgement in Stone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
A Judgement in Stone Ruth Rendell

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A Dark-Adapted Eye is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
A Dark-Adapted Eye Ruth Rendell

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Adam and Eve and Pinch Me is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books

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Shake Hands Forever is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
Shake Hands Forever Ruth Rendell

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From Doon with Death is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
From Doon with Death Ruth Rendell

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The Keys to the Street is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Keys to the Street Ruth Rendell

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An Unkindness of Ravens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books

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The Crocodile Bird is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Crocodile Bird Ruth Rendell

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Kissing the Gunner's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books

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Asta's Book is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
Asta's Book Ruth Rendell

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Simisola is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
Simisola Ruth Rendell

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A Demon in My View is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
A Demon in My View Ruth Rendell

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The Lake of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Lake of Darkness Ruth Rendell

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The Tree of Hands is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Tree of Hands Ruth Rendell

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The Water's Lovely is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Water's Lovely Ruth Rendell

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End in Tears is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
End in Tears Ruth Rendell

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The Bridesmaid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Bridesmaid Ruth Rendell

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Harm Done is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
Harm Done Ruth Rendell

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The Killing Doll is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Killing Doll Ruth Rendell

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No More Dying Then is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
No More Dying Then Ruth Rendell

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Murder Being Once Done is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
Murder Being Once Done Ruth Rendell

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The Rottweiler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Rottweiler Ruth Rendell

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Make Death Love Me is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
Make Death Love Me Ruth Rendell

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Vanity Dies Hard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
Vanity Dies Hard Ruth Rendell

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The Birthday Present is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Birthday Present Ruth Rendell

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The Monster in the Box is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Monster in the Box Ruth Rendell

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The Brimstone Wedding is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Brimstone Wedding Ruth Rendell

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A Sleeping Life is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
A Sleeping Life Ruth Rendell

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The Babes in the Wood is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Babes in the Wood Ruth Rendell

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Going Wrong is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
Going Wrong Ruth Rendell

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The Veiled One is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Veiled One Ruth Rendell

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Not in the Flesh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
Not in the Flesh Ruth Rendell

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Put on By Cunning is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
Put on By Cunning Ruth Rendell

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The Face of Trespass is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Face of Trespass Ruth Rendell

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Some Lie and Some Die is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
Some Lie and Some Die Ruth Rendell

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The Speaker of Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books

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The Chimney-sweeper's Boy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books

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Road Rage is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
Road Rage Ruth Rendell

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A Guilty Thing Surprised is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books

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To Fear a Painted Devil is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books

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One Across, Two Down is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
One Across, Two Down Ruth Rendell

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A New Lease of Death is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
A New Lease of Death Ruth Rendell

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The Thief is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Thief Ruth Rendell

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The Secret House of Death is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books

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Means of Evil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
Means of Evil Ruth Rendell

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Master of the Moor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
Master of the Moor Ruth Rendell

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The Best Man to Die is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
The Best Man to Die Ruth Rendell