Wolf to the Slaughter

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First edition (UK)
Author Ruth Rendell
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Inspector Wexford #3
Genre Crime / Mystery novel
Publisher John Long UK
The Crime Club (US)
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages 184 pp
ISBN 0-09-084850-0
OCLC 457673
LC Class PZ4.R4132 Wo PR6068.E63
Preceded by A New Lease of Death
Followed by The Best Man to Die

Wolf to the Slaughter is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1967. It is the third book in the popular Inspector Wexford series.

Plot summary[edit]

Anita Margolis had vanished. There was no body, no crime – nothing more concrete than an anonymous letter and the intriguing name of Smith. According to headquarters, it wasn't to be considered a murder enquiry at all. Chief Inspector Wexford, however, had other ideas.