The Monster in the Box

The Monster in the Box

Chief Inspector Wexford Series, Book 22

eBook - 2009
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The Monster in the Box is the latest addition to Ruth Rendell's "masterful" (Los Angeles Times) Inspector Wexford series.In this enthralling new book, Rendell, "the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world" (Time), takes Inspector Wexford back to his first murder case—a woman found strangled in her bedroom. Outside the crime scene, Wexford noticed a short, muscular man wearing a scarf and walking a dog. The man gave Wexford an unnerving stare. Without any solid evidence, Wexford began to suspect that this man—Eric Targo—was the killer. Over the years there are more unsolved, apparently motiveless murders in the town of Kingsmarkham. Now, half a lifetime later, Wexford spots Targo back in Kingsmarkham after a long absence. Wexford tells his longtime partner, Mike Burden, about his suspicions, but Burden dismisses them as fantasy. Meanwhile, Burden's wife, Jenny, has suspicions of her own. She believes that the Rahmans, a highly respectable immigrant family from Pakistan, may be forcing their daughter, Tamima, into an arranged marriage—or worse.
Publisher: 2009
ISBN: 9781439154373
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Aug 13, 2014

I loved this book.
Will read more Ruth Rendell mysteries.

Jan 07, 2012

G&M recommended latest - The Vault - too many holds so will start here with her, same character Wexford

debwalker Jan 02, 2011

Rendell examines Chief Inspector Wexford's youthful days as a constable on the force, especially his long-ago relationship to a suspected strangler who has returned to Kingsmarkham.

Feb 21, 2010

Too much description and imaginings that never reached action as far as I read.


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