Author(s): Ruth Rendell
The first girl had a bite mark on her neck but they traced the DNA to her boyfriend. But the tabloids got hold of the story and called the killer 'The Rottweiler'. The latest murder takes place near Inez Ferry's antique shop. The murderer usually strangles his victims and removes something personal - like a cigarette lighter or a necklace.
'Compelling and disturbing' The Times
Ruth Rendell has written over forty novels, won countless awards, including two Gold Daggers from the Crime Writers' Association, two Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America and the 1990 Sunday Times Literary award, as well as the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. She lives in Little Venice, London and Suffolk.