Ruth Rendell is the author of Road Rage, The Keys to the Street, Bloodlines, Simisola, and The Crocodile Bird. She is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. She is also the recipient of three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America and four Gold Daggers from Great Britain's Crime Writers Association. In 1997, she was named a life peer in the House of Lords. Ruth Rendell also writes mysteries under the name of Barbara Vine, of which A Dark Adapted Eye is the most famous. She lives in England.
"Chief Inspector Wexford is one of the most admirable presences in mystery fiction today." --The New York Times Book Review "Rendell is a master of the form." --The Washington Post Book World "No one can take you so totally into the recesses of the human mind as does Ruth Rendell." --The Christian Science Monitor "The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world." --The Boston Globe