To be a classic, a novel should be original.
"Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh", Order of the British Empire/CBE, is an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries.
Rendell's best-known creation, Chief Inspector Wexford, is the hero of many popular police stories, some of them successfully adapted for TV. But Rendell has also generated a separate brand of crime-fiction that explores deeply into the psychological background of criminals and their victims, many of them mentally afflicted or otherwise socially isolated. This theme is developed further in a third series of novels, written under her pseudonym "Barbara Vine".If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous writers! More Ruth Rendell on Wikipedia.
I've had two proposals since I've been a widow. I am a wonderful catch, you know. I have a lot of money.
While most of the things you've worried about have never happened, it's a different story with the things you haven't worried about. They are the ones that happen.
I think to be driven to want to kill must be such a terrible burden.
I really do literally put myself into a character's shoes.
Unusual thing: a European thriller writer whose work holds up as literature.
I think about death every day - what it would be like, why it would happen to me. It would be humiliating to be afraid.
I try, and I think I succeed, in making my readers feel sorry for my psychopaths, because I do.
London underground took me on a tour of all the hidden places, the disused shafts and staircases... that was very interesting.