Ruth Rendell Mysteries

Ruth Rendell Mysteries

1992 - 2001,
Crime drama based on the books of Ruth Rendell.
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Episode Guide

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - The Fallen Curtain (Season 11 Episode 9)
    Season 11 Episode 9:

    The Fallen Curtain

    A man regains memories about his abduction six years earlier.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - The Orchard Walls (Season 11 Episode 7)
    Season 11 Episode 7:

    The Orchard Walls

    Jenny is sent to live with her aunt's family during the Blitz, where she uncovers a secret.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - You Can't Be Too Careful (Season 11 Episode 6)
    Season 11 Episode 6:

    You Can't Be Too Careful

    A frightened woman kills a man.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Road Rage (Season 11 Episode 4)
    Season 11 Episode 4:

    Road Rage

    A girl's badly decomposed body is found, and cabdriver Stanley Trotter is suspected of murder.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Going Wrong (Season 11 Episode 2)
    Season 11 Episode 2:

    Going Wrong

    Leonora has lunch with Guy and assumes he is over her, but he's furious that she is engaged to William.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - A Dark Blue Perfume (Season 10 Episode 8)
    Season 10 Episode 8:

    A Dark Blue Perfume

    A retired man is haunted by visions of a woman that he knew over 20 years before.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Front Seat (Season 10 Episode 7)
    Season 10 Episode 7:

    Front Seat

    Cecily Branksome becomes obsessed with a murder that took place years ago.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Thornapple (Season 10 Episode 6)
    Season 10 Episode 6:

    Thornapple

    A manipulative cousin with a baby and a hard-luck story mesmerizes young James.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - May and June (Season 10 Episode 4)
    Season 10 Episode 4:

    May and June

    A woman's anger turns into revenge against her sister.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Bribery and Corruption (Season 10 Episode 2)
    Season 10 Episode 2:

    Bribery and Corruption

    Julius Sorenson is seen having dinner with a mysterious woman; Sorenson's wife is found dead in the harbor.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - The Double (Season 10 Episode 1)
    Season 10 Episode 1:

    The Double

    Lisa is horrified to see her double because folklore deems the sighting to mean she will die within a year.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - A Case of Coincidence (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    A Case of Coincidence

    The suspect in a series of murders is a mentally impaired lad.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - The Secret House of Death (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    The Secret House of Death

    A suburban wife and her lover are found dead, seemingly the victims of a suicide pact.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Simisola (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Simisola

    Detective Reg Wexford seeks his Nigerian doctor's missing daughter.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - The Strawberry Tree (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    The Strawberry Tree

    Petra is desperate to believe that her brother and cousin have returned.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - The Strawberry Tree (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:

    The Strawberry Tree

    Two people claim to be a wealthy widow's relatives, who disappeared together 40 years earlier.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Vanity Dies Hard (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Vanity Dies Hard

    Alice (Eleanor David) becomes convinced that someone is trying to kill her.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Vanity Dies Hard (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Vanity Dies Hard

    Alice (Eleanor David) falls ill after eating yogurt given to her by Mr. Feast (David Hargreaves).

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Vanity Dies Hard (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    Vanity Dies Hard

    A woman (Eleanor David) suspects those close to her when her best friend disappears.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Master of the Moor (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Master of the Moor

    Lyn confesses to her husband about her affair with Nick; Stephen meets the moor man.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Master of the Moor (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Master of the Moor

    Inspector Mancible becomes more suspicious of Stephen Whalby, who is haunted by childhood memories.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Kissing the Gunner's Daughter (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Kissing the Gunner's Daughter

    Sgt. Martin is gunned down in a bank robbery; Burden is called to a homicide at Tancred House.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Kissing the Gunner's Daughter (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Kissing the Gunner's Daughter

    A prisoner admits to the bank job and murder of Sgt. Martin.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - An Unwanted Woman (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    An Unwanted Woman

    Wexford learns the old woman was poisoned; Mrs. Waterton kills herself.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - An Unwanted Woman (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    An Unwanted Woman

    Wexford and Burden look into the death of an elderly woman whose nurse suspects relatives.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - The Mouse in the Corner (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    The Mouse in the Corner

    A witness tells Wexford that the murdered man beat his wife.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - The Mouse in the Corner (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    The Mouse in the Corner

    After a local farmer's brutal murder, the victim's family behaves strangely to investigators Wexford and Burden.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - A Speaker of Mandarin (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    A Speaker of Mandarin

    Revelations about the Knightons' troubled marriage result in a suicide.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - A Speaker of Mandarin (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    A Speaker of Mandarin

    Adela's husband reappears; her children inherit 800,000 pounds.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - A Speaker of Mandarin (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    A Speaker of Mandarin

    In China Wexford meets a woman from his dreams; after his departure she is shot.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Means of Evil (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Means of Evil

    A health-food fanatic's bride dies in a gruesome, suspicious fall.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - From Doon With Death (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    From Doon With Death

    Lipstick and a used match are the only clues in the murder of a quiet, religious woman.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Murder Being Once Done (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Murder Being Once Done

    Vacationing Wexford investigates the murder of a girl strangled with a silk scarf and left in a cemetery vault.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - New Lease of Death (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    New Lease of Death

    After a confrontation at the funeral, the Rev. Archery learns a terrible secret.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - New Lease of Death (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    New Lease of Death

    Mike visits Elizabeth Crilling and learns about the old lady's will.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - New Lease of Death (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    New Lease of Death

    Wexford wonders if he helped convict the wrong man when the case of a hanged murderer is reopened.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - An Unkindness of Ravens: Part 2 (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    An Unkindness of Ravens: Part 2

    Wexford suspects a women's group is linked to Williams' murder; a witness suggests Joy and Wendy know each other.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - An Unkindness of Ravens: Part 1 (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    An Unkindness of Ravens: Part 1

    A secretly bigamous husband and father is stabbed to death.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - The Best Man to Die: Part 3 (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    The Best Man to Die: Part 3

    Maurice Cullam remains in a coma; Wexford and Burden track the Fanshawe victim's identity.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - The Best Man to Die: Part 2 (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    The Best Man to Die: Part 2

    Wexford learns Nora and her parents were at odds; a cosmetic surgeon describes Charlie Hatton.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - The Best Man to Die: Part 1 (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    The Best Man to Die: Part 1

    A best man's murder before the wedding may be linked to the death of a woman found near a car crash.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Some Lie and Some Die: Part 3 (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Some Lie and Some Die: Part 3

    Mrs. Peveril admits to seeing Dawn Stoner enter Dunsand's house the day she died; Wexford learns more about Dunsand.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Some Lie and Some Die: Part 2 (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Some Lie and Some Die: Part 2

    Zeno admits he was Dawn Stoner's first love; new information increases suspicion around Edward Peveril.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Some Lie and Some Die: Part 1 (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Some Lie and Some Die: Part 1

    A ghoulishly murdered young woman is found in an abandoned quarry, wearing a dress not her own.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Some Lie and Some Die (Season 4 Episode 1-3)
    Season 4 Episode 1-3:

    Some Lie and Some Die

    A ghoulishly slain young woman is found in an abandoned quarry, wearing a dress not her own.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - The Best Man to Die (Season 4 Episode 4-6)
    Season 4 Episode 4-6:

    The Best Man to Die

    A man's murder before his best friend's wedding may be connected to a dead woman found near a car crash.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - An Unkindness of Ravens (Season 4 Episode 7-8)
    Season 4 Episode 7-8:

    An Unkindness of Ravens

    Wexford suspects a women's group is linked to the murder of a bigamist.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - The Veiled One (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Veiled One

    Wexford investigates a garroting; Burden unwittingly brings about another death.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - A Sleeping Life: Part 3 (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    A Sleeping Life: Part 3

    Grenville West's car is found in a London garage, and his passport contains questionable information.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - A Sleeping Life: Part 2 (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    A Sleeping Life: Part 2

    Burden finds Rhoda's address; Malina admits to a lie; Wexford's wife links Rhoda and a famous author.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - A Sleeping Life: Part 1 (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    A Sleeping Life: Part 1

    No one can tell Wexford anything about a middle-aged London spinster brutally murdered while visiting her dying father.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - No More Dying Then: Part 3 (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    No More Dying Then: Part 3

    Wexford meets Burden and Gemma Lawrence in London; they seek John Lawrence.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - No More Dying Then: Part 2 (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    No More Dying Then: Part 2

    Wexford thinks Stella Rivers' stepfather murdered her and may be linked to John Lawrence's disappearance.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - No More Dying Then: Part 1 (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    No More Dying Then: Part 1

    Inspector Burden (Christopher Ravenscroft) investigates the disappearance of a lovely divorcee's son.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - No More Dying Then (Season 3 Episode 1-3)
    Season 3 Episode 1-3:

    No More Dying Then

    Inspector Burden (Christopher Ravenscroft) investigates the disappearance of a lovely divorcee's son.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - No Crying He Makes (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    No Crying He Makes

    A missing baby and a spate of burglaries disrupt Wexford and Burden's Christmas.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Shake Hands Forever: Part 3 (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Shake Hands Forever: Part 3

    Wexford risks his career in his pursuit of Hathall, despite being taken off the case.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Shake Hands Forever: Part 2 (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Shake Hands Forever: Part 2

    Pulled off the case for harassment charges, Wexford continues unofficially.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Shake Hands Forever: Part 1 (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Shake Hands Forever: Part 1

    A man finds his wife strangled with her own necklace.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - A Guilty Thing Surprised: Part 3 (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    A Guilty Thing Surprised: Part 3

    Denys Villiers makes a surprising revelation; Georgina is again nervous when questioned.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - A Guilty Thing Surprised: Part 2 (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    A Guilty Thing Surprised: Part 2

    The team proves its theory about the murder weapon; Mr. Nightingale confesses to an affair with Katje.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - A Guilty Thing Surprised: Part 1 (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    A Guilty Thing Surprised: Part 1

    Wexford probes the battering death of a rich charmer's wife.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Shake Hands Forever (Season 2 Episode 4-6)
    Season 2 Episode 4-6:

    Shake Hands Forever

    Pulled off the case for harassment charges, Wexford unofficially probes the murder of a surly accountant's wife.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Wolf to the Slaughter: Part 4 (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Wolf to the Slaughter: Part 4

    The apparent killer is found, but he died 18 months before the murder.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Wolf to the Slaughter: Part 3 (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Wolf to the Slaughter: Part 3

    A gold, inscribed cigarette lighter provides a clue at last.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Wolf to the Slaughter: Part 2 (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Wolf to the Slaughter: Part 2

    The girl is still missing, probably dead, with 3,000 pounds in her handbag.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Wolf to the Slaughter: Part 1 (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Wolf to the Slaughter: Part 1

    Wexford and Burden can't find the body after an anonymous note names the victim and killer and describes the car.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Harm Done (Special)
    Special:

    Harm Done

    A little girl goes missing; Wexford's investigation reveals the girl's mother has been abused by the father; a convicted pedophile gets out of prison.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Lake of Darkness (Special)
    Special:

    Lake of Darkness

    An accountant's decision to give his lottery winnings to a deserving cause has devastating effects.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Heartstones (Special)
    Special:

    Heartstones

    A widower's plans to remarry reinforce his daughters' fears that he killed their mother.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Talking to Strange Men (Special)
    Special:

    Talking to Strange Men

    Rival groups of school children play an involved game of espionage; an abandoned husband struggles to rebuild his life.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Achilles Heel (Special)
    Special:

    Achilles Heel

    Wexford is obsessed with a beautiful, married heiress in Corsica; back home, he investigates her kidnapping.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Put On by Cunning (Special)
    Special:

    Put On by Cunning

    The death of a famous flautist appears to be the result of misadventure, but Wexford becomes suspicious when the man's daughter turns up after an absence of 19 years. With Cherie Lunghi and Rossano Brazzi.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Road Rage

    Road Rage

    The first of a two-part mystery in which a protest over the building of a controversial bypass results in murder, and a spate of missing persons cases gives Wexford further cause for concern : especially as one of them is his wife. Starring George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay and Diane Keen

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Simisola

    Simisola

    Inspector Wexford continues his investigation into the disappearance of his doctor's daughter.

  • Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Harm Done

    Harm Done

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