"Finally it was out in the open. It being he had a problem with her being black. She didn't have to be a genius to know that by 'around these parts' he not only meant Surrey but anywhere else in England. Colleagues questioning her abilities because of the colour of her skin was old news. She didn't have the time of day for some fat fuck of a detective who spoke in double meanings and didn't have the guts to say it plain and simple to her face."
Death Trap, by Dreda Say Mitchell (copyright 2015; quote is from page 10 of the Hodder & Stoughton trade paperback edition).