Wolf to the Slaughter: An Inspector Wexford Mystery

Ruth Rendell (Author)
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Product Details

Ballantine Books
Publish Date
September 30, 2008
6.3 X 0.49 X 8.0 inches | 0.38 pounds

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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.


"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