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Children of the Street : An Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery
by Kwei Quartey


Overview - When the street children of Ghana begin falling victim to a chain of murders, Inspector Darko Dawson is once again called upon to investigate. Soon he's forced to come to terms with the brutal world of the urban poor, a world in which street children are forced to fight for their very survival.  Read more...

 
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Overview
When the street children of Ghana begin falling victim to a chain of murders, Inspector Darko Dawson is once again called upon to investigate. Soon he's forced to come to terms with the brutal world of the urban poor, a world in which street children are forced to fight for their very survival.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780812981674
  • ISBN-10: 0812981677
  • Publisher: Random House Trade
  • Publish Date: July 2011
  • Page Count: 352

Series: Inspector Darko Dawson Mysteries #1

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - General
Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Suspense
Books > Fiction > African American - Mystery & Detective

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-05-16
  • Reviewer: Staff

Quartey convincingly portrays the seedy underbelly of Accra, Ghana's capital city, in his second novel starring Det. Insp. Darko Dawson (after Wife of the Gods). The well-rounded Dawson, a homicide investigator, struggles with his taste for marijuana as well as the politics of his job. To compound his problems, his beloved seven-year-old son, Hosiah, is in desperate need of surgery, to repair a hole in his heart, that Dawson can't afford. Notwithstanding all these pressures, Dawson plunges into the search for a serial killer targeting young street children, who are stabbed and mutilated in accordance with some savage ritual. He consults the country's leading expert on ritual murder, a man with secrets of his own to conceal. Quartey cleverly hides the culprit, but the whodunit's strength is as much in the depiction of a world largely unfamiliar to an American readership as in its playing fair. (July)

 
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