Ruth Rendell is great, she has a deep, knowledge of human nature, so when she creates a character she gives him a real presence and complexity, and not only for the main role (add to that some sarcasm and humor typically british) if you want to read the old ones she started in the 60's, you'd have to be like me, amateur of the classics (i started at 10 with Agatha Christie ) if not, her new ones are so modern that for the newest one i read, 2011, i didn't realize i was reading a mystery novel till i reached the last chapter it's called Underground.
if you want i have 34 of her novels in e-books, i can send them to you. but maybe you prefer a real book.
that sounds great. i'm a start-at-the-beginning kind of guy (read Christie myself when i was hmmm... ten or so )
thank you very much but yeah, i do like real books. Beverly is all about her amazon kindle but i just... like paper "From Doon with Death", the first Inspector Wexford novel, looks like the place to begin.
my favorite inspector ever! he's the perfect anti hero, he's fat, old and totally ugly and he's so not politically correct, he even loves one of his daughter more than the other from Doon with death is the one i just started tonight i have only read a few pages! i'm reading the books randomly, in the order i got them in my folder.
but i have to warn you, the old ones lack that profound reality of characters that i told you about. i think she got better after a few Wexford cases