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The Honey Guide

(2013)
(Hour of the Red God)
(The first book in the Detective Mollel series)
A novel by

 
The Maasai believe in two gods. Enkai Narok, the Black God, is benign. Enkai Nanyokie, the Red God, is the god of anger, vengeance, and death.

Nairobi, 2007. In Africa's sprawling megacity, a small elite holds power over an impoverished, restless majority. Corruption, exploitation, and ethnic rivalry are part of everyday life. Amid claims of vote rigging and fraud, the presidential elections could be the spark that sets this city ablaze.
With chaos looming, few care about one dead prostitute. But Detective Mollel does. For Mollel is a former Maasai warrior, and the dead girl was a Maasai, too.
As he ventures from slums to skyscrapers, from suburbs to sewers, Mollel begins to realize that there is more at stake than just this murder. But even as he is forced to confront his turbulent past, he begins to doubt his warrior's instincts.
Can Mollel manage to find the killer and solve the case before the Red God consumes all?
With the sophistication of Ian Rankin and Colin Harrison, and set against the backdrop of Kenya's turbulent 2007 elections, Richard Crompton's Hour of the Red God brings Nairobi vividly to life: gritty and modern, with an extraordinary blend of tribal and urban elements. In this dark thriller, tradition and power collide, arriving at a shocking, unforgettable end. And in the Maasai hero Mollel, a new detective icon is born.

One of Publishers Weekly's Best Mystery/Thriller Books of 2013

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Hour of the Red God: A Detective Mollel Novel
Author(s): Richard Crompton
ISBN: 0-374-17199-8 / 978-0-374-17199-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: The Honey Guide (Mollel 1)
Author(s): Richard Crompton
ISBN: 0-297-86795-4 / 978-0-297-86795-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Hour of the Red God: A Detective Mollel Novel
Author(s): Richard Crompton
ISBN: 1-250-04363-8 / 978-1-250-04363-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Honey Guide
Author(s): Richard Crompton
ISBN: 1-78022-614-4 / 978-1-78022-614-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Honey Guide (Mollel 1)
Author(s): Richard Crompton
ISBN: 1-78022-272-6 / 978-1-78022-272-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Honey Guide
Author(s): Richard Crompton
ISBN: 0-297-86796-2 / 978-0-297-86796-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Honey Guide
Author(s): Richard Crompton
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

August 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Honey Guide
Author(s): Richard Crompton
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Hour of the Red God: A Detective Mollel Novel
Author(s): Richard Crompton
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Honey Guide (Mollel Book 1)
Author(s): Richard Crompton
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   


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