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First edition (UK)
|Series||Inspector Wexford # 16|
|Genre||Crime, Mystery novel|
|24 September 1994|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Preceded by||Kissing the Gunner's Daughter|
|Followed by||Road Rage|
Simisola is a 1994 novel by British crime writer Ruth Rendell. It features her recurring detective Inspector Wexford, and is the 16th in the series. Though a murder mystery, the book also touches on the themes of racism and welfare dependency.
Dr Raymond Akande is Wexford's new GP and one of the few Black British people in Kingsmarkham. When Akande's daughter goes missing, and a body of a young black woman is found, Wexford is confronted by his own prejudices.
Film, TV or theatrical adaptations
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