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  • ISBN: 9781641290708
  • ISBN: 1641290706
  • ISBN: 9781641290715 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: print
    419 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2020]

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Summary, etc.: "When her dreams of rising through the police ranks like her late father crash around her, 26-year-old Emma Djan is unsure what will become of her life in Accra. Through a sympathetic former colleague, Emma gets an interview with a private detective agency tracking down missing persons, thefts, and marital infidelities. It's not the future she imagined, but it's her best option. Meanwhile, Gordon Tilson, a middle-aged widower in Washington, DC, has found solace in an online community after his wife's passing. Through the support group, he's even met a young Ghanaian widow he really cares about, and when her sister gets into a car accident, he sends her thousands of dollars to cover the hospital bill - to the horror of his only son, Derek. When Gordon runs off to Ghana to surprise his new love and disappears, Derek chases after him, fearing for his father's life. The case of the missing American man will drag both Emma and Derek into a world of Sakawa scams, fetish priests, and those willing to keep things secret through death"--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
    *Starred Review* Fans of Quartey's Darko Dawson series ready for another armchair visit to Ghana will be pleased to meet Emma Djan, introduced here in the same riveting blend of mystery a literary travel guide. After a horrifying #MeToo moment brings an abrupt end to Emma's police career, she is taken on by a private detective agency. Infatuated middle-aged widower Gordon Tilson sends money to a young Ghanaian woman he met online when she tells him her sister has been in a car accident. He then flies off to Ghana to meet her in person, only to find he has fallen prey to an online scam and subsequently finds himself caught up in the deadly world of sakawa, a bizarre underground of con men who believe themselves armed with special spiritual powers bestowed by fetish priests. Tilson's son is concerned when he loses contact and reports the missing American to the police, who do nothing, so he employs Emma's agency. There is an amazing force to be reckoned with behind her veil of politeness, and readers will want to hear more from Emma. Unlike Mma Ramotswe in McCall Smith's celebrated series, Emma experiences violence and encounters dangerous criminals, but, like her Botswana sister, she is driven by a determination to honor her late father and is surrounded by an equally appealing cast of characters. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kwei Quartey is a crime fiction writer and retired physician based in Pasadena, California. Quartey was born in Ghana, West Africa, to a Ghanaian father and a black American mother, both of whom were lecturers at the University of Ghana. His novel Wife of the Gods made the Los Angeles Times bestseller list in 2009. The following year, the National Book Club voted him Best Male Author. He has two mystery series set in Ghana: the Detective Inspector Darko Dawson investigations  and the Emma Djan investigations.

Subject: Women private investigators Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Americans Ghana Fiction
Internet fraud Fiction
Ghana Fiction
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
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