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British best-selling crime author Ruth Rendell has died aged 85

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British best-selling crime author Ruth Rendell has died aged 85

<p>British crime writer Ruth Rendell has died at the age of 85. She was perhaps best known for the Detective Chief Inspector Wexford series of books.</p> <p>Rendell was one of the UK’s best loved authors who penned more than 60 best-selling novels.</p> <p>Rendell’s first novel, “From Doon With Death”, was published in 1964 and she since wrote several award-winning books, including “A Demon in My View” in 1976 and “Live Flesh” 10 years later. Last year, she published “The Girl Next Door”.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading." Sad to say goodbye to Ruth Rendell this morning. One of the best. <a href="http://t.co/xw6g1hr64J">pic.twitter.com/xw6g1hr64J</a></p>— Vintage & Anchor (@VintageAnchor) <a href="https://twitter.com/VintageAnchor/status/594517159788806144">May 2, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Rendell’s works, some written under the pen name Barbara Vine, have been published in some 30 countries and many have been adapted for television and film.</p> <p>In 1997, she took the title Baroness Rendell of Babergh after being named to the UK’s upper house of parliament, the House of Lords, for the opposition Labour Party.</p> <p>In January she suffered a severe stroke. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Crime writer Ruth Rendell has died aged 85: <a href="http://t.co/iL73LXVS1r">http://t.co/iL73LXVS1r</a> <a href="http://t.co/H6AXMtY3of">pic.twitter.com/H6AXMtY3of</a></p>— Radio Times (@RadioTimes) <a href="https://twitter.com/RadioTimes/status/594527615974793217">May 2, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>