Dame Rendell shows off her sense of humor
Bloomberg news’s Peter Elliot has a fairly typical Q&A with the author of so many crime novels (the latest being THIRTEEN STEPS DOWN and END IN TEARS, the new Wexford) but the last exchange kills:
Elliot: The demise of the novel has been forecast for a century. Is it dead?
Rendell: Of course it is. I’ve said that so many times myself. Still, people say no one reads, but you get on the train and you’ll find five people reading a novel.
Elliot: So we’re saved?
Rendell: No dear, not you. All five are women.
Ha! Er, I mean, ouch….