Wolf to the slaughter.. [Ruth Rendell] -- Anita Margolis had vanished. With George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Jean Heywood, Nicholas Gecks. When Detective Chief Inspector Wexford receives an anonymous letter informing him that 'a girl named Ann has been killed by a small, dark young man named Geoff Smith' he little realizes that his investigation will turn out to be among the most baffling of his career. The truth behind it all will keep even veteran mystery fans guessing through the very last page. A New Lease of DeathRuth RendellOriginally Published 1967Inspector Wexford #2Preceded by From Doon With DeathFollowed by Wolf to the Slaughter When I reviewed the first of Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford mysteries, From Doon With Death, I described it as a competent but unsurprising plot. "Wolf to the Slaughter" is also perhaps one of Rendell's most suspense-filled books (of the Wexford series). enjoying that too. . The first Rendell book I read was 'From Doon with Death. Wolf to the Slaughter: An Inspector Wexford Mystery - Kindle edition by Rendell, Ruth. . The bright spot for me was the character of Wexford who, while not a flashy… Get this from a library! Enjoyed it a lot. According to headquarters, it wasn't to be considered a murder inquiry at all. Wolf to the Slaughter is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1967.It is the third book in the popular Inspector Wexford series.. A definitely superior British quasi-procedural story in which three members of the police force attempt to find mod painter Margolis' sister Ann who seems to have disappeared while an anonymous letter claims she has been murdered. Home Books Review: Wolf to the Slaughter by Ruth Rendell. Directed by John Davies. There was no body, no crime - nothing more concrete than an anonymous letter and the intriguing name of Smith. Rendell is in complete charge (it's one of her longer Wexfords) and by the conclusion her logial thinking, clever plot execution, and expert character development have won the day. . Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. The plot becomes ever so convoluted--but don't give up. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Wolf to the Slaughter: An Inspector Wexford Mystery. Anita Margolis had vanished. With George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Robert Reynolds. Plot summary. Hence bought Wolf to the slaughter immediately afterwards. March 13, 2013, 11:12 am February 5, 2020. Praise for Wolf to the Slaughter "The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world." Wexford and his colleagues now knows the identity of Anita Margolis's killer, but there is a problem - he died some 18 months before the murder. Made me want to get a map out an plot the locations. It all comes together in the end, but in the midst of it it’s difficult to see where the plot’s going. Directed by John Davies. There was no body, no crime, and nothing more concrete than an anonymous letter. . Via a car dealer, a char, one of her lovers, a shopgirl, etc. 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 . The focus is … Are the detectives investigations at a halt? Review: Wolf to the Slaughter by Ruth Rendell. --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 .