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rip ruth rendell, you will truly be missed in our house

2015-05-07 - 12:27 p.m.

I didn't know that Ruth Rendell passed away the other day while I was enjoying my fabulous weekend of martinis. I can't believe she's gone. I've read her my entire life! I've read several of them repeatedly. I must have read "Going Wrong" a dozen times...She was 85 and I did think in the last book she was starting to come undone in time a little bit, and evidently she'd said a few months ago that there would be no more from Barbara Vine, but I guess I just thought she was kind of immortal. Sort of like Inspector Wexword, who was already old in the sixties when he arrived on the scene!

A bit in shock. OK, I just read the notice at NPR and they say there is another book coming. I don't mind the Wexford series, and it's probably one of them, but it's her work outside the series that's really outstanding in my mind. The Barbara Vines were always sooo compelling.

RIP to one of the greats.

As I type this, I noticed a pair of Chickadees bathing in my stone mosaic birdbath. I'm not on Rendell's level but at least I can die knowing I created one thing that is honestly appreciated. Who knew that silly birdbath would be such a hit?

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