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The Monster in the Box

(2009)
(Book 22 in the Chief Inspector Wexford series)
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'He had never told anyone. The strange relationship, if it could be called that, had gone on for years, decades, and he had never breathed a word about it. He had kept silent because he knew no one would believe him. None of it could be proved, not the stalking, not the stares or the conspiratorial smiles, not the killings, not any of the signs Targo had made because he knew Wexford knew and could do nothing about it.'

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, 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 it was Eric Targo. A psychopath who would kill again...

As the Chief Inspector investigates a new case, Ruth Rendell looks back to the beginning of Wexford's career, even to his courtship of the woman who would become his wife. The past is a haunted place, with clues and passions that leave an indelible imprint on the here and now.

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Hardback Editions

May 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Monster in the Box
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-4448-0124-4 / 978-1-4448-0124-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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December 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Monster in the Box
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0-385-66885-6 / 978-0-385-66885-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Monster in the Box (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-4104-2015-9 / 978-1-4104-2015-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Monster in the Box: An Inspector Wexford Novel
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-4391-5033-8 / 978-1-4391-5033-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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October 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Monster in the Box: (A Wexford Case)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0-09-193148-7 / 978-0-09-193148-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

December 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Monster in the Box
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0-385-66887-2 / 978-0-385-66887-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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August 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Monster in the Box: (A Wexford Case)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0-09-954566-7 / 978-0-09-954566-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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August 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Monster in the Box: (A Wexford Case)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0-09-954822-4 / 978-0-09-954822-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Monster in the Box (Inspector Wexford, Book 22)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-4391-5037-0 / 978-1-4391-5037-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Monster in the Box
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 0-09-193149-5 / 978-0-09-193149-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Audio Editions

November 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Monster in the Box: An Inspector Wexford Novel
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Phoenix Books
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October 2009 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Monster in the Box (Inspector Wexford)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-60283-711-2 / 978-1-60283-711-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
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October 2009 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Monster in the Box: (A Wexford Case)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-84657-251-7 / 978-1-84657-251-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
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October 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Monster in the Box (unabridged, 8 CDs) (BBC Audio)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-4084-2725-7 / 978-1-4084-2725-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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October 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Monster in the Box: (A Wexford Case)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-84657-250-9 / 978-1-84657-250-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
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October 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Monster In The Box: An Inspector Wexford Novel
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1-59777-323-9 / 978-1-59777-323-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Audio
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October 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Monster in the Box: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 22
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Monster in the Box: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 22
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Monster in the Box
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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September 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Monster in the Box
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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Kindle Editions

January 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Monster in the Box: (A Wexford Case) (Inspector Wexford series Book 22)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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December 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Monster in the Box (Inspector Wexford series Book 22)
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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September 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Monster in the Box: An Inspector Wexford Novel
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon