The Monster in the Box

The Monster in the Box

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Wexford had almost made up his mind that he would never again set eyes on Eric Targo's short, muscular figure. And yet there he was, back in Kingsmarkham, still with that cocky, strutting walk.

Years earlier, when Wexford was a young police officer, a woman called Elsie Carroll had been found strangled in her bedroom. Although many still had their suspicions that her husband was guilty of her violent murder, no one was convicted.

Another woman was strangled shortly afterwards, and every personal and professional instinct told Wexford that the killer was still at large. And that it was Eric Targo. A psychopathic murderer who would kill again ...

As the Chief Inspector investigates a new case, Ruth Rendell looks back to the beginning of Wexford's career as a detective, even to his courtship of the woman who would become his wife. The villainous Targo is not the only ghost from Wexford's past who has re-emerged to haunt him in the here and now ...
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 132 x 122mm | 68g
  • Bolinda/Audible audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1489053166
  • 9781489053169
  • 1,297,559

Review quote

'Yet further proof of Rendell's amazing criminal mastery.' -- The Evening Standard '[Targo] is as good a villain as Wexford ever tried to pin down ... hauntingly nasty.' -- The Spectator 'Targo haunted this world, as he haunts the [listener]: the monster is out of the box and it's impossible to put him back once this book has [finished].' -- The Independent 'Ruth Rendell is marvellous at psychological tension ... She knits all the threads together with a casual flourish that shows veteran expertise.' -- The Sunday Times 'One of the best-written detective series in the genre's history ... At any time we can return to Kingsmarkham to explore the darker side of humanity with Wexford as our reassuring and humane guide.' -- The Washington Post
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About Ruth Rendell

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, who also writes under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, is an acclaimed English crime writer, known for her many psychological thrillers and murder mysteries. Nigel Anthony is a theatre, television and radio actor. His theatre work includes Twelfth Night, Dutch Uncle, Happy End, The Taming Of The Shrew for the Royal Shakespeare Company and seasons at Scarborough and Chichester. Television appearances include Ted Roach in Casualty (series one and two), The Diary of Anne Frank, Coronation Street, Midsomer Murders and Doctors. He has spent a large part of his career working in radio drama where he won two awards for best performances. A well-known voice on TV commercials and promos, he has just celebrated 60 years since his first broadcast.
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