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The Babes In The Wood Ruth Rendell

The Babes In The Wood By Ruth Rendell

The Babes In The Wood by Ruth Rendell

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"Bizarre, isn't it? The teenagers are 15 and 13, the sitter's in her 30s, they can all swim and the house is miles above the floods". As Burden introduces the case to Wexford with these words, the Subaqua Task Force looks in vain for drowned bodies. Yet their mother is sure her children are dead.

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The Babes In The Wood: (A Wexford Case) by Ruth Rendell

'Rendell is a writing phenomenon. In the 35 years since with From Doon with Death, her debut novel featuring Chief Inspector Wexford, she has produced a body of work unequalled by any other mystery writer for its depth, scope and influence-The way Rendell draws the separate stories together is an object lesson in mystery plotting - utterly absorbing' Peter Gutteridge, Observer'Here are the fears that haunt us, the nightmarish urban myths of our time - One of the most remarkable talents writing today. Ruth Rendell is a peer of the realm, and she deserves to be: she's a national treasure.' Jane Jakeman, Independent'Rendell is not only irresistible because of the brilliance of her descriptions of contemporary life and the sad truth of her characters. She is a great storyteller who knows how to make sure that the reader has to turn the pages out of a desperate need to find out what is going to happen next.' John Mortimer, Sunday Times'It is a fascinatingly scary universe that Rendell creates, riveting and disturbing' Marcel Berlins, The Times

About Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell was an exceptional crime writer, and will be remembered as a legend in her own lifetime. Her groundbreaking debut novel, From Doon With Death, was first published in 1964 and introduced the reader to her enduring and popular detective, Inspector Reginald Wexford, who went on to feature in twenty-four of her subsequent novels. With worldwide sales of approximately 20 million copies, Rendell was a regular Sunday Times bestseller. Her sixty bestselling novels include police procedurals, some of which have been successfully adapted for TV, stand-alone psychological mysteries, and a third strand of crime novels under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. Very much abreast of her times, the Wexford books in particular often engaged with social or political issues close to her heart. Rendell won numerous awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for 1976's best crime novel with A Demon in My View, a Gold Dagger award for Live Flesh in 1986, and the Sunday Times Literary Award in 1990. In 2013 she was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in crime writing. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. Ruth Rendell died in May 2015. Her final novel, Dark Corners, is scheduled for publication in October 2015

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The Babes In The Wood: (A Wexford Case) by Ruth Rendell
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Short-listed for WH Smith Book Awards (Fiction) 2003
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