Ruth Rendell’s prolific output included film and television as well as 80 novels.
A Judgement in Stone, which has been adapted for Northampton's Royal & Derngate, is loved for its brilliant rendering of character, plot and motive.
Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood.
Rendell’s plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself.
This stage adaptation has an all star cast including Andrew Lancel, Sophie Ward, Mark Wynter, Shirley Anne Field, Antony Costa and Ben Nealon.
Tickets cost between £9 and £30. It runs from Monday March 27 to Saturday April 1.
For more details or to book tickets call the box office on 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk