Books The Best Ruth Rendell Books  

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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
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A Sight for Sore Eyes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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A Judgement in Stone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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A Dark-Adapted Eye is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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Wolf to the Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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The Keys to the Street is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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An Unkindness of Ravens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books

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From Doon with Death is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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Shake Hands Forever is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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A Demon in My View 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
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The Lake of Darkness 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
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The Water's Lovely is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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Adam and Eve and Pinch Me is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books

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Simisola is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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The Bridesmaid is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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Kissing the Gunner's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books

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Going Wrong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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A Sleeping Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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Make Death Love Me is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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The Tree of Hands is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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End in Tears is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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The Killing Doll is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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The Face of Trespass is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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The Rottweiler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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No More Dying Then is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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Murder Being Once Done is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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Harm Done is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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The Chimney-sweeper's Boy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books

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Vanity Dies Hard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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The Birthday Present is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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The Monster in the Box is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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The Brimstone Wedding is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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One Across, Two Down is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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The Veiled One is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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Put on By Cunning is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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Not in the Flesh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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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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Some Lie and Some Die is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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The Babes in the Wood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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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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Road Rage is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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To Fear a Painted Devil is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books

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A New Lease of Death is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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Means of Evil is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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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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The Thief is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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Master of the Moor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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The Best Man to Die is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ruth Rendell Books
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