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Strange Gods: A Mystery

3.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  42 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
In early 20th century British East Africa, there are rules for the British and different ones for the Africans. Vera McIntosh, the daughter of Scottish missionaries, doesn't feel she belongs to either group; having grown up in Africa, she is not interested in being the well-bred Scottish woman her mother would like her to be. More than anything she dreams of seeing again t ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Minotaur Books
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Young Vera McIntosh, daughter of Scottish missionaries in British ruled Africa, feels she belongs to neither the British or Scottish group. She was born in Africa & loves everything about it. She has met police officer, Justin Tolliver & is much infatuated with him. He has what she knows is honor & justice for all peoples.

Her uncle's body is found with a tribal spear in his back. Tolliver & his lieutenant, Libazo, a tribal officer, set out to find the actual murderer, as Tollive

Vera's uncle is the doctor at the Scottish mission where Vera lives. His body is found with a Masaai spear in his back. The colonial government wants a suspect in custody rapidly and seizes upon a local witch doctor who has been highly critical of the white doctor. The African people know that he would never have done this in this manner. A cursory investigation points at several English suspects but this is not acceptable to the local authorities.

Vera, Justin Tolliver an English policeman, and
This mystery, set in early 1900s East Africa, offers a view of colonial era Africa. A young British police officer, Justin Tolliver, is investigating the murder of a Scottish doctor working out of a missionary hospital. Although his superiors want to prosecute a local medicine man for the murder, he thinks that the culprit might be one of the White settlers. To complicate matters he finds himself attracted to the victim's attractive niece.
James Hockenberry
Very poignant portrayal of Caucasian influence in Africa in history and in human behaviors. Details are exquisite. You feel as if you are there, right there...Enjoy!
Nov 29, 2015 Kelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This seems well set up to be an interesting series. Good characters and an interesting setting- 1911 East Africa.
Apr 06, 2016 Elizabeth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, kenya, 1910
A somewhat stilted prose affected my enjoyment of the story.
Mary G.
A really nice mystery. Very much like the golden age of mysteries.
Aug 13, 2014 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Too much of everything, not enough of anything. The murder mystery? I didn't care who done it. The romance? Generally unsatisfying. And the descriptions of Africa? Left me wanting more. There is a reason Agatha Christie left romance out of her stories.
Lisa Brown
Apr 04, 2016 Lisa Brown rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
it was more of a romance than a mystery which is fine and I enjoyed it, I was just expecting more of a mystery.
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