British crime writer Ruth Rendell dies


This video says about itself:

27 August 2010

Acclaimed crime writer Ruth Rendell speaks to Virginia Haussegger about her life’s work – and it’s not the Inspector Wexford novels.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Popular crime writer Rendell dies aged 85

Monday 4th May 2015

CRIME fiction writer Ruth Rendell died at the weekend aged 85.

Ms Rendell passed away at 8am on Saturday having been seriously ill since a stroke in January, her publishers Penguin Random House said.

As well as writing more than 60 bestsellers, including the Inspector Wexford novels, Ms Rendell was a Labour Party peer who campaigned against female genital mutilation and on other social justice issues.

Labour leader Ed Miliband paid tribute to “an outstanding and hugely popular figure in British literature” who “for the past 18 years served the Labour Party in the House of Lords.

“Her books are loved by millions all over the world. On behalf of the Labour Party I offer my sincere condolences to Ruth’s family.”

Penguin Random House UK chair Gail Rebuck said “many of her award-winning thrillers and psychological murder mysteries highlighted the causes she cared so deeply about.”

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