Ruth Rendell - but not Wexford - in no particular order.

A Listmania! list by Sue at home (Cheshire. uk)
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The Crocodile Bird (Thorndike Large Print Basic Series)
1.  The Crocodile Bird (Thorndike Large Print Basic Series) by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Simply the best book I have ever read.  Read the reviews! Read the book!  The characters are fascinating. The writing perfection.  The setting beautiful.  The story enchantingly told."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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The Keys To The Street
2.  The Keys To The Street by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "An enjoyable read but not one of her best.  Interesting plot but I got a little confused with the numerous characters on occasion."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

A Judgement In Stone
3.  A Judgement In Stone by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Amongst my top five Rendells.  Plot derived from the impact that illiteracy can have.  Interesting characters and a cautionary tale of interaction between the privileged and the uneducated."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Thirteen Steps Down
4.  Thirteen Steps Down by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Another of my top 5.  Dark, page turning and an unpredictable ending! Is this the most sinister character Rendell has created?"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

A Sight For Sore Eyes
5.  A Sight For Sore Eyes by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Unmissable fiction.  Again, in my top 5."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

The Bridesmaid
6.  The Bridesmaid by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Typical Rendell.  This one has it all and is probably the sixth novel in my top 5!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

The Rottweiler
7.  The Rottweiler by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "The first Rendell I ever read - a great read and a detailed view of London life."
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2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Adam And Eve And Pinch Me
8.  Adam And Eve And Pinch Me by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "What was she thinking? If Rendell ever had an off day this must have been it! A zillion baths and ridiculous sightings of ghosts!  Absolute tosh! Give it a wide birth."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Talking To Strange Men
9.  Talking To Strange Men by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Very enjoyable.  Perhaps a little less sinister than some of her books.  For once the 'bad man' isn't the most central character.  Quite thought provoking with some rather disturbing aspects."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Live Flesh
10.  Live Flesh by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Another one for my top 5!  Where does she get her ideas? Chilling."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Face of Trespass
11.  The Face of Trespass by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "An early novel that is an entertaining read and very cleverly plotted."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

A Demon In My View
12.  A Demon In My View by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Very typical Rendell.  Similarities to Thirteen Steps Down -  even includes an earlier reference to John Christie. I found the ending rather abrupt."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The Secret House of Death
13.  The Secret House of Death by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Plot driven, early novel.  A good read, but I still prefer her later work.  Some heavy reliance on coincidence and her 'good guy', David, didn't really come alive for me. A good read nonetheless."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

One Across, Two Down
14.  One Across, Two Down by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "This is fantastic!  An earlier work which has a really good plot and also the physcological profiling seen in later novels.  Some ideas from this reappear in Live Flesh.  Absolutely 10 out of 10."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Make Death Love Me
15.  Make Death Love Me by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "This is enjoyable and cleverly plotted.  Two young men whose characters combine to create a deadly situation. A good mix of plot and character."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Going Wrong
16.  Going Wrong by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Fantastic!  Right up there at the top - compulsive.  I can't help but feel some sympathy with Guy although he is obsessive and twisted.  Leonora, the object of his affection certainly isn't blameless."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

To Fear a Painted Devil
17.  To Fear a Painted Devil by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "I eventually gave up on this having read well over half.  I have no idea who most of the characters are and frankly, don't care.  The plot is completely unintelligible. 1p was too much to pay."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Master of the Moor
18.  Master of the Moor by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Not one of her best..  All of the usual attributes but overly long, descriptive, wordy passages which were really over the top and went on, and on and......"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The Lake of Darkness
19.  The Lake of Darkness by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "A good plot and interesting characters.  A good read."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Tree of Hands
20.  The Tree of Hands by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Rendell on fine form again!  This was fantastic and really quite thought provoking."
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The Water's Lovely
21.  The Water's Lovely by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Hmmm... not bad overall, but too many coincidences to  be convincing.  Marion is extremely irritating with her dancing and twirling and not a character I could visualise.  Too long."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Qualifications: Working through Rendell - will add each novel as I finish it
Last updated: 16/08/2007
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