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  • ISBN: 9781641292078
  • ISBN: 1641292075
  • ISBN: 9781641292085
  • Physical Description: print
    316 pages : map ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2021]

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General Note: Sequel to: The missing American.
Summary, etc.: "Hard-hitting talk show host Augustus Seeza has become a household name in Ghana, though plagued by rumors of lavish overspending, alcoholism, and womanizing. He's dating the imposing, beautiful Lady Araba, who leads a self-made fashion empire. Araba's religious family believes Augustus is after her money and intervenes to break them up. A few days later, just before a major runway show, Araba is found murdered in her bed. Her driver is arrested after a hasty investigation, but Araba's favorite aunt, Dele, has always thought Augustus Seeza was the real killer. Almost a year later, Dele approaches Emma Djan, who has finally started to settle in as the only female PI at her agency. To solve Lady Araba's murder, Emma must not only go on an undercover mission that dredges up trauma from her past, but navigate a long list of suspects with solid alibis. Emma quickly discovers that they are willing to lie for each other-and that one may still be willing to kill"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 January #1
    This second Emma Djan novel, following the acclaimed series debut (The Missing American, 2020), finds the Ghanaian PI on the job when fashion icon and social-media celebrity Lady Araba is murdered in her lavish home. Emma's agency is approached by Araba's Aunt Dele, who claims her niece's relationship with TV talk show host Augustus Seeza was turbulent and that he was with her the night she died. It turns out that there are several people with strong motives, including Araba's own father, a noted preacher, who sexually abused her as a child. Emma goes undercover to unmask the real killer and free Araba's driver, who was falsely accused of the crime and has been languishing in jail. The story is brilliantly executed by moving forward and back in time, although Emma's fans might wish she had a bigger role. Quartey, also the author of the Darko Dawson series, is one of the strong voices in the current wave of African crime fiction, which provides relevant insight into a continent anxious to maintain its unique identity yet thrive in the twenty-first-century world. Copyright 2021 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. He has two mystery series set in Ghana: the Detective Inspector Darko Dawson investigations and the Emma Djan investigations. Follow him on Instagram @crimefictionwithkweiquartey or connect

Subject: Radio talk shows Fiction
Television talk shows Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Women private investigators Fiction
Ghana Fiction
Murder Investigation
Radio talk shows
Television talk shows
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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