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If there is anyone out there who has never read a Ruth Rendell, start with this one.
A lot of mystery writers will name A JUDGMENT IN STONE as one of the crime novels they most admire, and Ruth Rendell herself has mentioned it as a personal favorite.
I can almost guarantee that if you pick this book up, you will not be able to put it down.
Ruth Rendell, Baroness of Babergh, Labour Party all the way, turned 85 last month after suffering a stroke in January. But I wouldn't bet against her burying all of us. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Chester Vaughan Jr.
Ruth Rendell is one of my favorite authors and in my opinion, her earlier works are the best. While this book is a very good story and certainly worth your time, it is very... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Susan Ellen Bates
Sharply drawn characters and motivations, though some a touch cliched. The narrative frame Randell uses, though, sucks the suspense from the story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I keep trying to read Ruth Rendell. Her books are not for me and I cannot figure out why.Published 2 months ago by Judith Treidler
It's the kind of dark story you don't want to read but can't put down. If you sometimes read the ending before deciding to invest time reading the rest, no need. Ms. Read morePublished 3 months ago by S. Milholland
Let me say up front that I am a Ruth Rendell fan. Having read many of the other reviews of A Judgement In Stone, I seem to be in the minority when I say that I found this book... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Harry O
This book reads more like a short story. It is Hitchcock reminiscent a good story but without the depth to really be considered a novel. It does possess entertainment value.Published 3 months ago by Denise McDonald
Ruth Rendell has always been my favorite. But this novel is very bleak and I found the absence of a single sympathetic character very off-putting. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Olga Stetson Anderson