Friday, 20 April 2012

R is for Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell is my favourite Crime fiction writer. I like both Inspector Wexford books and her standalones and also her more psychological books written under the pen-name Barbara Vine. If Agatha Christie is the Queen of Plots, Ruth Rendell is the Queen of characterisations. I am fascinated by her characters. Though a crime fiction writer, Ruth Rendell books deal with societal problems. The problem of isolation and loneliness had been a concurrent theme in her books. One of the reasons why I like Ruth Rendell books is that they never fail to surprise me. There is always the twist in the end.

Have you read any of her books? Which is your favourite Ruth Rendell book?

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