The Babes in the Wood

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This article is about the Ruth Rendell novel. For other uses, see Babes in the Wood (disambiguation).
The Babes in the Wood
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First edition cover (UK)
Author Ruth Rendell
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Inspector Wexford #19
Genre Crime novel
Publisher Hutchinson (UK)
Crown (US)
Publication date
2002
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 323 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-09-179446-3
OCLC 50495599
Preceded by Harm Done
Followed by End in Tears

The Babes in the Wood is a 2002 novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell. It is the 19th entry in the popular Inspector Wexford series, and is set, as usual, in Kingsmarkham. In 2003, it was selected by the New York Times as one of the top five crime novels of the year.

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