By Kwei Quartey


Publisher: Soho Crime (January, 2021)
Format: Hardcover
Price: $27.95
ISBN-13: 978-1-64129-207-8

Kindle: $14.99


An Emma Djan Investigation  (Book 2 of 2)


Reviewed by Shirley Wetzel
(December, 2020)


Lady Araba Tagoe was a rising star in the world of fashion. Augustus Seiza’s once stellar career as a hard-hitting talk show host was sinking after years of alcohol-fueled missteps and erratic behavior. Both families disapproved of their relationship: Lady Araba’s strait-laced, staunchly religious family dislike his alcoholism and immoral behavior; Seiza’s wealthy and powerful parents thinks she is responsible for their son’s deterioration, and think she is a gold digger of loose morals.

When the Lady’s gardener found her blood-soaked body in the bedroom of her palatial home in an exclusive gated community, Seiza is the logical suspect, but the police quickly arrest Lady Araba’s driver and close the case.

Ten months later, Lady Araba’s Aunt Dele asks private investigator Emma Djan and her colleagues to take another look at the case.  She doesn’t believe the driver was scapegoated. She is adamant that Augustus Seiza murdered her niece, and she makes a good case for that.

As the private investigators dig into the murder, they do find that much of the evidence points to Seiza, but he’s not the only one with motive. Emma finds others who might want to do away with Lady Tagoe for business or personal reasons. She uncovers disturbing information about the members of both families, secrets someone might take drastic measures to

Mr. Quartey has won several awards since his first novel, WIFE OF THE GODS, was published in 2009. He writes two popular mystery series set in Ghana, the Detective Inspector Darko Investigations and the Emma Djan Investigations. Both series will appeal to fans of Alexander McCall Smith’s Mma. Precious Ramotswe mysteries. Highly recommended. 

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