Standard Name: Rendell, Ruth
Birth Name: Ruth Barbara Graseman
Married Name: Ruth Barbara Rendell
Titled: Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh
Pseudonym: Barbara Vine
established herself as a leading crime novelist of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. To the intricacies of plot characteristic of the genre, she adds a capacity to scare her readers, and a sophisticated focus on the psychological and emotional aspects of criminal minds and the minds of those committed to the notion of justice. She is also attentive to contemporary English life and keenly interested in books and language, which feature importantly in her fictional worlds. She published sixty novels and was translated into twenty-five languages.