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review ´ Simisola Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 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 balance between avoiding stereotype and ignoring race Can t say without spoiling things for others

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review ´ Simisola Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 for her proves to be a difficult one Chief Inspector Wexford is called in to solve the case not only because it is on his turf but also because Melanie s father is his GPOver the course of the story Rendell touches on themes of race and class Wexford and others on the force deal with their own attitudes to race as they solve the case one twist in particular which I shall not give away really opens Wexford s eyes on that front Class and employment are two other important threads to the story Melanie is the daughter of upper middle class parents but she has resorted to the Job Centre to find work in her chosen field of performing arts which her parents feel is not good enough for her All roads lead to the Job Centre actually so it plays a major part in the case It ties to Wexford s personal life too his daughter and son in law are forced to go on the dole temporarilyThe book was well written reminiscent of A Judgement in Stone which is the only other Rendell novel I ve read I did read one of her books that she wrote as Barbara Vine and found it difficult to get through I left it unfinished fortunately this book is not like that It unfolds at a decent pace and the solution is fair and there are several twists that I did not see coming Also the explanation for the title which comes right at the end of the book is very bittersweet But still this isn t one of my favourites Perhaps having it studied in Mystery Fiction would have made it interesting

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review ´ Simisola Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 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 woman the bodies of two other women turn up murdered and Wexford is confronted with his own racism as well as those of the witnesses he encounters I found the writing in this book fine better than most mysteries that I read but in terms of plot it wasn t particularly suspenseful and I found some of the investigation a bit tedious

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 378
  • Simisola
  • Ruth Rendell
  • English
  • 02 January 2019
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