I was born in the idyllic, sleepy town of Ithaca, NY, and have been a lover of mysteries for my entire life. Ever since I was a child, I've consumed detective stories at regular intervals, becoming enamored with all the superstars of crime. I loved matching wits (and still do) with Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Thomas Pitt, Lord Peter Wimsey, Richard Jury and Edward X Delaney. In fact, I was so inspired by their brilliance that I began trying to emulate my writing idol's achievements by composing my own short stories. However, life interfered with my plans of becoming the next hopeful to try a life of crime--on paper at least. I devoted myself to my marriage and the raising of four delicious, sometimes obedient children. But the empty nest syndrome happened and gave me the impetus to return to my first love--murder.
My works include: The Curt Savage Mysteries (a four-part series that should be read in order); Deadspeak, a paranormal detective series; and the Nick Cross Mysteries, a classic police detective series. Only One Will Fall and A Daughter is a Daughter for All of Their Lives are the first two entries in the Nick Cross Mysteries. This series does not have to be read in chronological order as each one can standalone.
I would also like to mention that Deadspeak has been nominated for the 2018 Reader's Choice Awards. So if you've read it and loved it, please vote for me! Deadspeak has also been reviewed and featured by BestThrillers.com. Please go here to check out the full review: https://bestthrillers.com/deadspeak-a-standout-serial-killer-novel-by-ruth-bainbridge/
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