Only 18 black people live in Kingsmarkham. One is Wexford's new doctor. When the doctor's daughter goes missing, the Chief Inspector takes more than just a professional interest in the case, which tests not only his powers of deduction, but his beliefs and prejudices about racial equality.
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Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st edition, 1st printing, The new Chief Inspector Wexford mystery. Bookseller Inventory # 001124