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Wife of the Gods

(2009)
(The first book in the Darko Dawson series)
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For fans of Alexander McCall Smith, a debut mystery set in West Africa that introduces a marvelous detective and a culturally rich community

Detective Inspector Darko Dawson, a good family man and a remarkably intuitive sleuth, is sent to the village of Ketanu - the site of his mother's disappearance many years ago - to solve the murder of an accomplished young AIDS worker.

While battling his own anger issues and concerns for his ailing son, Darko explores the motivations and secrets of the residents of Ketanu. It soon becomes clear that in addition to solving a recent murder, he is about to unravel the shocking truth about his mother's disappearance.

Kwei Quartey's sparkling debut novel introduces readers to a rich cast of characters, including the Trokosi - young women called Wives of the Gods - who, in order to bring good fortune to their families, are sent to live with fetish priests. Set in Ghana, with the action moving back and forth between the capital city of Accra and a small village in the Volta Region, Wife of the Gods brings the culture and beauty of its setting brilliantly to life.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wife of the Gods
Author(s): Kwei Quartey
ISBN: 1-4104-1979-7 / 978-1-4104-1979-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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July 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wife of the Gods: A Novel
Author(s): Kwei Quartey
ISBN: 1-4000-6759-6 / 978-1-4000-6759-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wife of the Gods: A Novel (A Darko Dawson Mystery)
Author(s): Kwei Quartey
ISBN: 0-8129-7936-2 / 978-0-8129-7936-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

February 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Wife of the Gods: A Novel
Author(s): Kwei Quartey
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Wife of the Gods: A Novel
Author(s): Kwei Quartey
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2010 : Audio CD
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Title: Wife of the Gods (Inspector Darko Dawson Mysteries)
Author(s): Kwei Quartey
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Wife of the Gods: A Novel
Author(s): Kwei Quartey
ISBN: 1-4001-4341-1 / 978-1-4001-4341-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Wife of the Gods: A Novel (An Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery)
Author(s): Kwei Quartey
ISBN: 1-4001-1341-5 / 978-1-4001-1341-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Wife of the Gods: A Novel (An Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery)
Author(s): Kwei Quartey
ISBN: 1-4001-6341-2 / 978-1-4001-6341-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Wife of the Gods: A Novel (A Darko Dawson Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Kwei Quartey
Publisher: Random House
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