Wife of the Gods

Kwei Quartey (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
August 03, 2010
Pages
319
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.73 X 7.98 inches | 0.54 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812979367
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About the Author

Kwei Quartey was raised in Ghana by an African American mother and a Ghanaian father, both of whom were university lecturers. Dr. Kwei Quartey practices medicine in Southern California, rising early in the morning to write before going to work. He is currently writing his next novel.

Reviews

"Fans of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency may have a new hero: Detective Inspector Darko Dawson."--The Wall Street Journal

"An absolute gem . . . mystery fans have an important new voice to savor."--Los Angeles Times

"Full of suspense, humor and plot twists . . . Quartey's remarkable characters give the reader a worthy whodunit."--Ebony

"[A] winning debut . . . Dawson is a wonderful creation, a man as rich with contradictions as the Ghana Quartey so delightfully evokes."--Publishers Weekly

"Engrossing . . . [Quartey] renders a compelling cast of characters. . . . Fans of McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency will relish the opportunity to discover yet another intriguing area of Africa."--Booklist (starred review)

"Move over Alexander McCall Smith. Ghana has joined Botswana on the map of mystery . . . [This] newcomer is most welcome."--Kirkus Reviews

"Wife of the Gods is a gem. Memorable fiction is always about discovery, and this fascinating debut delivers much that is new. Kwei Quartey contrasts the modern against the ancient while portraying his native West Africa in a way that is always fresh and alluring. He introduces us to people we don't know who live a culture we've never imagined, and he manages to offer the most elusive of fabulist gifts...an engrossing story we haven't heard."--Stephen White, author of The Siege

"A sensitive novel of powerful family passions, set in the unique and vivid colours of Ghana. It is a complex mystery and with a detective that I hope we meet again."--Anne Perry, author of Buckingham Palace Gardens

"With great artistry, Quartey takes us on a mystical trip through the heart of Ghana where we visit remarkable characters and find ourselves tangled in unfathomable mysteries."--Colin Cotterill, author of Curse of the Pogo Stick

"Kwei Quartey's wonderful Inspector Darko Dawson mystery, Wife of the Gods, brings to vivid life a character and a setting that no mystery fan should miss."--Charles Todd, author of A Matter of Justice: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery