In Wexford's opinion, everyone is racist, especially those over 40. Then he becomes involved with the Akandes, whose daughter has gone missing, and has to apply that reality to himself.
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'We're all racist in this country', said Wexford. 'Without exception. People over forty are the worst and that's about all you can say.' But until he became involved with the Akandes, whose daughter had gone missing, Wexford hadn't applied that reality to himself. Melanie Akande was black, one of only eighteen black people living in Kingsmarkham, and her father, Raymond, was Wexford's doctor. So he had a personal interest in the case. Melanie was also unemployed, like Wexford's son-in-law, Neil. A point in common. But as the case developed, Wexford discovered things hidden in himself that he didn't like, found his own, unthinking, attitudes, prejudicing the case…
'Simisola' is Ruth Rendell's sixteenth Wexford novel and with it she celebrates thirty years as a published author. Winner of one Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger Award, two Gold Daggers and, the supreme accolade, the Crime Writers' Diamond Award for her outstanding contribution to the genre, this is Rendell at her very best.About the Author:
A crime writer for over thirty years, Ruth Rendell has won one Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger Award, two Gold Daggers and, the supreme accolade, the Crime Writers’ Diamond Award for her outstanding contribution to the genre.
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