Gold of Our Fathers

Author(s): Kwei J. Quartey

Fiction - Crime

Darko Dawson returns in Kewi Quartey's atmospheric crime series. Gold of Our Fathers sees him promoted to Chief Inspector in the Ghana Police Service. But he doesn't have long to celebrate, because his new boss is transferring him from Accra, Ghana's capital, out to remote Obuasi in the Ashanti region, an area now notorious for the illegal exploitation of its gold mines. On his second day, he finds the body of a Chinese mine owner in his own gold quarry. Dawson quickly learns that the offenders here have more money than fear of the law.


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Praise for "Gold of Our Fathers" #3 on"Entertainment Weekly"'s Must List "The fourth installment in Quartey's atmospheric Darko Dawson series sees the newly promoted hero investigating Ghana's corrupt gold-mining industry where the bad guy's deep pockets render them fearless." " Entertainment Weekly" "[Quartey] excels at evoking a sense of place and the many aspects, both appealing and dismaying, of his native land." "The Seattle Times" "A wonderful gem of a story... If you have ever read and are a fan of Alexander McCall Smith's African based stories, you will definitely appreciate"Gold of Our Fathers." Do grab a copy and get into Darko's world of policing in Ghana... it will truly come to life for you!" "Exceptional . . . Fans of mysteries that offer a window into another culture will be more than satisfied." " Publishers Weekly," Starred Review "Dawson finds himself caught between warring factions not just the good guys and the bad guys, but the good guys and the not-so-good guys." "Kirkus Reviews" "Quartey presents a good-hearted policeman in a noir world of exploitation and corruption." "Booklist ""A realistic view of contemporary Ghana through the eyes of an appealing hero, a detective who refuses to cut corners or compromise on his professional ethics... Quartey's sympathetic depiction of daily life adds depth and avoids making the setting exotic or ominous." Reviewing The Evidence "Quartey's strong mysteries and well-delineated characters, [and] the vivid setting of Ghana, its culture, and its people are not to be missed... Fiction in general--and crime fiction in particular--does have the power to both enlighten and entertain, and Kwei Quartey is very adept at both." Kittling Books "Mr. Quartey paints a fascinating picture of a country most of us know little about. The series is often compared to that of Alexander McCall Smith s (about Botswana) in its depth of capturing the very personality of the country. Add a dose of thriller and you have it! This is a great series that will leave you eager to read the next one." Praise for"Murder at Cape Three Points" An ABA IndieNext Selection "For hardcore Darko fans, and newcomers as well, this is a page-turner." PRI's "The World" "Quartey provides such a strong sense of Ghana that you'll be wishing for a platter of "kenkey," a staple food made from fermented corn, to keep you from biting your nails to the quick as Dawson winnows down the list of suspects to solve the mystery." "Offers a more contemporary portrait of corporate greed on the continent than McCall Smith's gentle portrait of rural crime." "The Daily Mail" "Quartey's mastery of the art of misdirection serves him well in his third mystery featuring Accra, Ghana, homicide detective Darko Dawson . . . A complex plot, combined with a warts-and-all lead and an evocative portrayal of the author's native country, add up to a winner." "Publishers Weekly," Starred Review "From the Hardcover edition.""

Kwei Quartey was born in Ghana and raised by a black American mother and a Ghanaian father. A practicing physician, he lives and works in Pasadena. He is the author of three other critically acclaimed novels in the Darko Dawson series, "Wife of the Gods," "Children of the Street," and "Murder at Cape Three Points." Find him on Twitter @Kwei_Quartey and on his website,

General Fields

  • : 9781616958046
  • : Soho Press Inc
  • : Soho Press Inc
  • : 0.367
  • : March 2017
  • : 191mm X 127mm
  • : United States
  • : March 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kwei J. Quartey
  • : Paperback
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