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Simisola (edition 1995)
by Ruth Rendell
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0099437317, Paperback)Only eighteen 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 more than just a professional interest in the case. Melanie, just down from university but unable to find a job, disappeared somewhere between the Benefit Office and the bus stop. Or at least no one saw her get on the bus when it came. According to her parents, Melanie was happy at home. She had recently broken up with her boyfriend but, until now, there had been no cause to worry about her. And no one liked to voice the suspicion that something might have happened, that Melanie might be dead ...
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In an English town, Inspector Wexford investigates attacks on black women which lead to murder. A study of the slave-like condition of foreign domestics in Britain, who are not given the status of immigrants so they can be deported if they agitate for more money.
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