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Simisola (Inspector Reginald Wexford Mystery Novel Ser.)

Rendell, Ruth

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ISBN 10: 0517700735 / ISBN 13: 9780517700730
Published by Crown Publishing Group, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1995
Condition: Fine + Soft cover
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Very nice new unread copy of the Uncorrected Proof with sharp and bright pictorial wraps. Very clean and tight page block. No DJ as issued. SIGNED in person by Ruth Rendell on the full title page. Very nice sharp collectible copy for a Ruth Rendell collector. Publisher's Promo letter dated 14 July 1995 laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 001751

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Title: Simisola (Inspector Reginald Wexford Mystery...

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Fine +

Dust Jacket Condition: None as Issued

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First American Edition/Uncorrected Proof

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Simisola, the 16th Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell, is at once a gripping mystery and an emotionally charged exploration of racism, sexual violence, and the urban ills that are infecting small, traditionally peaceful communities.

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In the quiet Sussex country town of Kingsmarkham, the daughter of Nigerian physician Raymond Akande is missing. "It's probably nothing, " says Dr. Akande to his friend and client Chief Inspector Wexford, whose help he enlists.

But the days that follow prove the doctor dreadfully wrong. A young woman is found murdered not Melanie, but the last person to have seen and spoken to her. A second woman's body is discovered, again not Melanie's, but like her, young and black. A third woman turns up beaten and unconscious; like the others, she is of Nigerian origin. As Inspector Wexford's investigation stretches from days into weeks, it becomes his unhappy obligation to counter the hopes of the doctor and his wife. In Wexford's professional opinion, Melanie, like the other young women, has become the victim of a serial killer with a horrifyingly singular objective.

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