I just bought: A Judgement In Stone by Ruth Rendell. Sadly Ruth Rendell, Lady Rendell of Babergh also known as Barbara Vine, died yesterday, aged 85. She has left behind quite an impressive legacy of novels, here. I’d to admit I’ve read very few of her books. See my review of The Birthday Present, here. A Judgement In Stone (1977) is widely considered to be one of her greatest works. The novel is famous in the world of crime fiction for its opening line:
“Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write“.