Adrienne Wong interviewed Ruth Rendell for the Financial Times.
What’s the last thing you read that made you laugh out loud?
Rereading P.G. Wodehouse’s Life at Blandings.
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What book do you wish you had written?
I sometimes wish I had the ideas that other people have had. The plots for Donna Tartt’s The Secret History or Zoe Heller’s Notes on a Scandal.
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Ruth Rendell has written more than 50 bestselling crime novels under her own name and the pseudonym Barbara Vine. Not in the Flesh, the latest installment in the Inspector Wexford series, is out this month in the U.K., and The Water's Lovely was released last month in America.