17 February 1930
Ruth Barbara Grasemann (later RR) was born in Leyton
in East London
RR published her first novel, From Doon with Death
, featuring the character Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford; she had written at least six novels before her first acceptance.
By September 1993
RR published The Crocodile Bird
, a novel portraying a murderess who is simultaneously a loving mother.
2 May 2015
RR died. She had suffered a stroke in January, "[s]uddenly incapacitated"
soon after she finished work on her final book, Dark Corners
22 October 2015
RR's final book, the psychological thriller Dark Corners
, reached print less than six months after her death.