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Publisher: Crime writer Ruth Rendell in 'critical but stable' condition after suffering stroke

FILE - An Oct. 3, 2008 photo from files of Ruth Rendell, at an award ceremony in London. Prolific crime writer Ruth Rendell is in critical but stable condition after suffering a stroke. Her publisher said in a statement Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, that Rendell suffered a “serious” stroke eight days ago. The statement said she is hospitalized while doctors choose treatment options. The 84-year-old author and Labour Party peer has written more than 60 novels. (AP Photo/PA, Zak Hussein, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE
January 15, 2015 - 11:47 AM

LONDON - Prolific British crime writer Ruth Rendell is in critical but stable condition after suffering a stroke.

Her publisher said in a statement Thursday that Rendell had a serious stroke eight days ago. It said she's hospitalized while doctors choose treatment options.

The 84-year-old author and member of the House of Lords has written more than 60 novels. Her Inspector Wexford books became popular on TV.

She has also written many books under the pen name Barbara Vine.

Rendell has remained an active writer with a novel scheduled for publication later this year. She is a former newspaper journalist who has won many awards and a wide following.

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