Ruth Rendell, who died recently, was a well known __?
Ruth Rendell was one of Britain’s best-loved authors, who delighted fans for decades with her dark, intricately plotted crime novels. Rendell was the creator of Inspector Wexford and author of more than 60 novels. Rendell’s novels included the Inspector Wexford crime series and the psychological thrillers she wrote as Barbara Vine. Her debut, From Doon with Death, introduced the world to Wexford in 1964. Reference