The Babes in the Wood: (A Wexford Case)

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The nineteenth book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford. 'A woman phoned to say she and her husband went to Paris for the weekend, leaving their children with a - well, teen-sitter, I suppose, got back last night to find the lot gone and naturally she assumes they've all drowned.' There hadn't been anything like this kind of rain in living memory. The River Brede had burst its banks, and not a single house in the valley had escaped flooding. Even where Wexford lives, higher up in Kingsmarkham, the waters had nearly reached the mulberry tree in his once immaculate garden. The Subaqua Task Force could find no trace of Giles and Sophie Dade, let alone the woman who was keeping them company, Joanna Troy. But Mrs Dade is convinced her children are dead. As he embarks upon this mysterious investigation, Wexford is forced to question many of his core assumptions about society, even about his own family...

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This was an investigation which would call into question many of Wexford's assumptions about the way people behave, including his own family. . .

In The Babes in the Wood Ruth Rendell brings her keen psychological insight and rigorous moral sense to bear on Wexford's assumptions about the way people behave, including his own family, as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of two teenagers and their babysitter.

There hadn't been anything in living memory like the kind of rain that had caused the River Brede to burst its banks and flood the homes in the area. The Subaqua Task Force could find no trace of the missing teenagers and their babysitter…but their mother was still convinced that her children were dead.

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“The Wexford books clearly display Rendell’s great mastery of storytelling at its best.” -- Sunday Telegraph

“Ruth Rendell has quite simply transformed the genre of crime writing. She deploys her peerless skill in blending the mundane, commonplace aspects of life with the potent, murky impulses of desire and greed, obsession and fear.” -- Anthony Clare, Sunday Times

“Ruth Rendell is not only the finest crime novelist there is, but one of the finest novelists writing in the English language.” -- Gerald Kaufman, Scotsman

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