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Mystery Novelist Ruth Rendell.

British crime writer Ruth Rendell. She's written over 30 mysteries which fall into several categories--detective novels with main character Chief Inspector Reg Wexford, psychological thrillers exploring the darker side of the human mind, and a new series of "more feminine, less bossy" mysteries under the pseudonym of Barbara Vine. Her latest novel, "The Bridesmaid," continues in the tradition of the psychological thriller. It's about a young woman who informs her lover that he must prove his love to her by committing murder.


Other segments from the episode on October 10, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 10, 1989: Interview with Buck Henry; Commentary on blues music; Interview with Ruth Rendell; Review of Barry Miles' book "Ginsberg: A Biography."


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