Inspector Dreadlock Holmes and other stories (Paperback / Softback)JOHN AGARD

  • Paperback / Softback
  • 272 Pages / Published 22 Jun 2022
  • 3 In stock

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Description

In the title story, Inspector Dreadlock Holmes and his sidekick Rudeyard Fly are sent for by the Criminal Investigation Department of Middleham-by-Sea – a little town known for tea shops, pet shops, and florists – in short, a rustic retreat for naughty weekends. Keen to kick-start their diversity policy, the Department sends for two Black cops who see this as a chance to prove their cross-cultural mettle and solve the brutal attack on Lord Montagu, a controversial political figure found unconscious with a courgette by his side. In other stories, an Anansi spider stows away on the Windrush, Cod and Chips are usurped by Chicken Tikka Marsala, and a white landscape gardener who admires Capability Brown has a mixed-race child, Cosmopolitan Brown, who is dispossessed by voices from history, including that of Martin Luther King.

Surreal and playful, John Agard’s stories reveal hidden truths that subtly change our view of who we are and where we come from.

Additional information

Dimensions 129 mm
ISBN-13

9781913109875

Publisher

HopeRoad Publishing Ltd

Imprint

Small Axes

Date of Publication

22 Jun 2022

By (author)

JOHN AGARD

Pages

272

Format

Paperback / softback

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