Murder at Cape Three Points (The Inspector Darko Dawson Mysteries) (Digital Audiobook)
Publication Date: March 17, 2014
At Cape Three Points on the beautiful Ghanaian coast, a canoe washes up at an oil rig site. The two bodies in the canoe-who turn out to be a prominent, wealthy middle-aged couple-have obviously been murdered; the way Mr. Smith-Aidoo has been gruesomely decapitated suggests the killer was trying to send a specific message-but what and to whom? The Smith-Aidoos, pillars in their community, are mourned by everyone, but especially by their niece Sapphire, a successful pediatric surgeon in Ghana's capital, Accra. She is not happy that months have passed since the murder and the rural police have made no headway. When the federal police finally agree to get involved, Detective Inspector Darko Dawson of the Accra police force is sent out to investigate. Pretty as the coast is, he is not happy to be sent away from his wife and two sons, the younger of whom is recovering from a heart operation. And the more he learns about the case, the more convoluted and dangerous it becomes. Three Points has long been inhabited by tribal villages of subsistence fishers, but real estate entrepreneurs and wealthy oil companies have been trying to bribe the tribes to move out. Dawson unearths a host of motives for murder, from personal vendettas to corporate conspiracies.
About the Author
Kwei Quartey was
born in Ghana and raised by an American mother and a Ghanaian father, both
of whom were university lecturers. As a teenager, he got into serious trouble
with the military government for putting up protest posters; after a stint in
prison for “sedition,” he left for the United States, where he has lived ever
since. In 2008 he returned to Ghana for the first time and now visits
frequently as research for his writing. A practicing physician, Quartey now lives
and works in Pasadena. He writes in the morning before he sets off to work at
HealthCare Partners, where he runs a wound clinic. He is the author of the
critically acclaimed novels Wife of the Gods and Children
of the Street.