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The sixteenth book to feature the classic crime solving detective Chief Inspector WexfordWhen a young black woman goes missing in Kingsmarkham Wexford must respond to a test not only of his powers of deduction but of his basic beliefs and prejudicesOnly eighteen. Read by Christopher RavenscroftTotal Runtime 10 Hours 56 Mins Description Black residents are highly visible in a small English country town like Kingsmarkham Yet Dr and Mrs Akande s daughter Melanie fresh from university but a disappointment to her career driven parents has disappeared into thin air She was last seen at the Employment Centre where she has just signed on for social assistance when she inexplicably vanished Now Inspector Wexford finds himself with an investigation complicated by Melanie s feckless boyfriend his own eye for a too pretty employment counsellor and a bizarrely incompetent burgl

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Black people live in Kingsmarkham One of them is Wexford's new doctor Raymond Akande When the doctor's daughter Melanie goes missing the Chief Inspector takes than just a professional interest in the caseMelanie just down from university but unable to find a job. Another great Wexford book from RR Wexford is confronted with his own racism and shuttered opinion despite considering himself fairly enlightened His reflections on race the changing face of Britain and racism make for thought provoking reading and sadly in many ways it s all too relevant still Contrasting to this is a commentary on what has been seen as an increasing welfare state particularly with relevance to small affluent and predominantly white rural communities Some weighty themes and a lot of time is spent on them making for a complex read There s also some further character development especiall

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Disappeared somewhere between the Benefit Office and the bus stop Or at least no one saw her get on the bus when it cameWhen the body of a young black woman is discovered Wexford must overcome his underlying prejudices to allow his investigative skills to succeed. Actual rating 35This book was intended for my Mystery Fiction class but the professor was unable to find an easy way to procure copies for us most publishers did not have it in print at the time Much later I found a copy at a used book sale and so I bought it on the strength of our professor s recommendationThinking back on the course this book would have been a perfect fit and its replacement The Laughing Policeman touches on similar themes This book s main story arc is that of Melanie Akande a young woman who is part of one of the few black families in Kingsmarkham She disappears one day but the search


10 thoughts on “Simisola

  1. says:

    Read by Christopher RavenscroftTotal Runtime 10 Hours 56 Mins Description Black residents are highly visible in a small English country town like Kingsmarkham Yet Dr and Mrs Akande's daughter Melanie fresh from university but a disappointment to her career driven parents has disappeared into thin air She was last seen at the Employment Centre where she has just signed on for social assistance when she inexplicably vanished Now

  2. says:

    British mysteries are just so different from their US counterparts no? This one was uite interesting An investigator thinking deeply about race and racism confronting his own takn for granted racist thought patterns trying to strike a

  3. says:

    Simisola is the 16th book in author Ruth Rendell's Inspector Reginald Wexford series published in 1994 This one is eual parts introspection on the part of Wexford and criminal investigation into crimes involving Black victim

  4. says:

    When Wexford's doctor's daughter goes missing Wexford is fast on the case The twist is that his doctor happens to be one of the few black people in the British town of Kingsmarkham While looking for the missing wo

  5. says:

    Like I mentioned before that book on women crime writers made me want to read crime and so I did Simisola was one

  6. says:

    Another great Wexford book from RR Wexford is confronted with his own racism and shuttered opinion despite considering himself fair

  7. says:

    As always Rendell has written a superb mystery this one about Wexford trying to determine what has become of hi

  8. says:

    A real Ruth Rendell mystery with the story starting with a missing girl which develops into a murder investigation of another girl with the only link The Benefit Office Chief Inspector Wexford is in charge of the case which is filled with mystery and tension Kept me engaged and stimulated trying to link all th

  9. says:

    Actual rating 35This book was intended for my Mystery Fiction class but the professor was unable to find an easy way to procure copies for us; most publishers did not have it in print at the time Much later I found a copy at a used book sale and so I bought it on the strength of our professor's recommendationThinking back on the course this book would have been a perfect fit and its replacement The Laughing Policeman

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    An hour later if he had been asked to give a resume of what she had said he couldn't have recalled a word of it And at the time he was aware that she had that great gift on which so many politicians have founded their success of being able to say nothing at length and in a flowing seuence of polysyllabic fashionable words of talki

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