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Children of the Street

An Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery (A Darko Dawson Mystery #2)

Kwei Quartey

Paperback

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Description

In the slums of Accra, Ghana’s fast-moving, cosmopolitan capital, teenagers are turning up dead. Inspector Darko Dawson has seen many crimes, but this latest string of murders—in which all the young victims bear a chilling signature—is the most unsettling of his career. Are these heinous acts a form of ritual killing or the work of a lone, cold-blooded monster? With time running out, Dawson embarks on a harrowing journey through the city’s underbelly and confronts the brutal world of the urban poor, where street children are forced to fight for their very survival—and a cunning killer seems just out of reach.


Praise For Children of the Street: An Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery (A Darko Dawson Mystery #2)

“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.”--Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“Kwei Quartey does what all the best storytellers do. He takes you to a world you have never seen and makes it as real to you as your own backyard. In Children of the Street he brings a story that is searing and original and done just right. Inspector Darko Dawson is relentless and I look forward to riding with him again.”—Michael Connelly
 
Praise for Kwei Quartey’s Wife of the Gods
 
“Fans of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency may have a new hero: Detective Inspector Darko Dawson.”—The Wall Street Journal 

“Mystery fans have an important new voice to savor.”—Los Angeles Times

“Engrossing . . . a compelling cast of characters.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Full of suspense, humor and plot twists.”—Ebony

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 9780812981674, 352pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2011



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. Quartey practices medicine in Southern California, rising early in the morning to write before going to work.


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