In these two Inspector Wexford specials, the kindly, compassionate detective investigates the disappearance of his doctor's daughter and an environmental protest that goes horribly wrong. As always, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell weaves incisive social observation into her compelling plots, showing why critics and fans regard her as the reigning queen of the British literary mystery. 2 episodes, 2 DVDs, approx. 364 minutes.
Dr. Raymond Akande, Wexford's Nigerian-born physician, asks the detective chief inspector to find his 22-year-old daughter, Melanie, who has mysteriously disappeared. During the investigation, Wexford and DI Burden discover the body of Annette Bystock strangled in her apartment. She was an advisor at the local job center and apparently the last person to have seen Melanie alive. Is there a connection between Melanie's disappearance and Annette's death?
A young German tourist goes missing against the backdrop of protests by environmental activists over a highway bypass. Her body turns up in the woods, just as the turmoil between protesters and developers intensifies. With police resources stretched to the breaking point, the crisis becomes personal for Inspector Wexford. Terrorists intending to halt the highway construction take hostages--including Wexford's wife, Dora--to leverage their demands.
- Super Sleuths: Inspector Wexford, a documentary featuring George Baker and others.
Run Time: 353 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (16:9 widescreen Super Sleuths: Inspector Wexford only)
"As gripping today as they were when first broadcast"--Blogcritics Magazine
"Baker's ingratiating performance makes it worthwhile."--DVD Talk