Category Archives: Ruth Rendell

Oldies but (mostly) goodies

I am alive and reading – now and then. Three mini or micro reviews. Three British books – all gifts, and I recommend the first two for anyone who likes a traditional mystery. The third one is a fast-paced thriller. … Continue reading

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>Rendell & Domestic Violence

> In “Simisola” Ruth Rendell dealt with the issues of illegal immigration and unemployment. In “Road Rage” it was the environment. In “Harm Done” (1999) the recurrent theme is domestic violence. Quite early in the novel various positions are introduced … Continue reading

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>Rendell in a Rage

> Last week I took a look at Ruth Rendell´s novel “Simisola” about illegal immigrants and unemployment. Today´s crime novel is “Road Rage” from 1997. Do nettles matter? Or butterflies? Well, certainly it must be more important to have a … Continue reading

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>Ruth Rendell, Simisola (1994)

> [This post is not a review, but a comment on Rendell´s engagement in a social issue] In this novel, unemployment and the social deroute which may follow it form an interesting backdrop, or social commentary, if you like. Besides, … Continue reading

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>Ruth Rendell, More than Crime

>It is really amazing how much extra time you have when you are cut off from the internet for a day or two. You won´t want to hear about everything I have done, but let me just mention that I … Continue reading

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>Ruth Rendell, Portobello (2008)

>Mini review. As someone who has loved British crime writer Rendell´s books for ages (more than two decades I believe), it was a matter of course that I had to buy and read Portobello. “Street markets abounded in the area, … Continue reading

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>R for Reg and Ruth

>For the letter R in Kerrie´s alphabet meme I would like to revive some posts from last year about Reg Wexford, Ruth Rendell´s long-standing protagonist. I just realised that it was Ruth Rendell´s 80th birthday yesterday(Feb 17th) so my post … Continue reading

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