Wolf to the Slaughter (Paperback)

An Inspector Wexford Mystery

By Ruth Rendell

Ballantine Books, 9780345513588, 224pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (10/21/2014)
Mass Market Paperback (5/12/1987)
MP3 CD (10/21/2014)

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Description

“[Rendell is] undoubtedly one of the best writers of English mysteries and chiller-killer plots.”—Los Angeles Times

It was better than a hotel, this anonymous room on a secluded side street of a small country town. No register to sign, no questions asked, and for five bucks a man could have three hours of undisturbed, illicit lovemaking.

Then one evening a man with a knife turned the love nest into a death chamber. The carpet was soaked with blood -- but where was the corpse?

Meanwhile, a beautiful, promiscuous woman is missing—along with the bundle of cash she'd had in her pocket. The truth behind it all will keep even veteran mystery fans guessing through the very last page.

Praise for Wolf to the Slaughter

“The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world.”The Boston Globe

“You cannot afford to miss Ruth Rendell.”The New York Times Book Review

“For readers who have almost given up on mysteries . . . Rendell may be just the woman to get them started again.”—Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine


About the Author

Ruth Rendell is the author of Road Rage, The Keys to the Street, Bloodlines, Simisola, and The Crocodile Bird. She is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. She is also the recipient of three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America and four Gold Daggers from Great Britain’s Crime Writers Association. In 1997, she was named a life peer in the House of Lords. Rendell also writes mysteries under the name of Barbara Vine, of which A Dark-Adapted Eye is the most famous. She lives in England.


Praise For Wolf to the Slaughter: An Inspector Wexford Mystery

“The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world.”The Boston Globe

“You cannot afford to miss Ruth Rendell.”The New York Times Book Review

“[Rendell is] undoubtedly one of the best writers of English mysteries and chiller-killer plots.”Los Angeles Times

“For readers who have almost given up on mysteries . . . Rendell may be just the woman to get them started again.”—Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

Praise for Ruth Rendell and her Inspector Wexford Mysteries


“Chief Inspector Wexford is an erudite, thorough investigator. . . . He is a compassionate man, who can put the screws on if need be.”Los Angeles Times Book Review

“The page-by-page storytelling—wry, superbly paced, full of arresting character details—is still unsurpassed in the mystery field.”Kirkus Reviews

“Ruth Rendell is the finest living practitioner of the mystery genre.”New York Daily News

“There aren’t many writers like Ruth Rendell who are highly prolific and yet maintain a consistently high standard. . . . Miss Rendell is a plot prestidigitator who has mastered all the tricks of her trade, including writing.”The New York Times Book Review