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Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey
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Aug 19, 2009

really liked it
Read in August, 2009

Quartey is a physician, raised in Ghana in which he set his first mystery. Although the setting is present-day, herbal healers (some quacks) and so-called priests preying on native fears of "the gods" and belief in witchcraft are major elements of the plot. The setting is vivid and interesting and the plot is plausible enough. The character of the policeman-protagonist, who lives in Accra, the capital city, probably will develop over the proposed series. He does not quite come to life; we know his vices (marijuana and a hot temper), we don't yet have a good sense of his personality. The series will survive on its fascinating description of still-current native beliefs and practices.

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