Wolf to the Slaughter Author:Ruth Rendell It was better than a hotel, this anonymous room on a secluded side street of a small country town. No register to sign, no questions asked, and for five bucks a man could have three hours of undisturbed, illicit lovemaking. — Then one evening a man with a knife turned the love nest into a death chamber. The carpet was soaked with blood -- but whe... more »re was the corpse?
Meanwhile, a beautiful, promiscuous woman is missing -- along with the bundle of cash she'd had in her pocket. The truth behind it all will keep even veteran mystery fans guessing through the very last page.« less
This is #2 in Inspector Wexford series. A painter thinks maybe his sister is missing but he is not sure. Then the police get an annonymous letter saying she is dead. This story slowly unfolds to a marvelous ending.