I used to read lots of Ruth Rendell books. My favourites include The Crocodile Bird, The Bridesmaid and Sight For Sore Eyes. So I was pleasantly surprised to discover The Vault which picks up the action years after the events of Sight For Sore Eyes, with Wexford trying to solve the more-than-a-decade-old mystery. A thoroughly good read.
Encouraged by that, I read The St Zita Society by the same author. I love the way she portrays her characters. I shall be reading and re-readign more Ruth Rendells soon.