Sleep well, my lady

by Quartey, Kwei,

Format: Print Book 2021
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In the follow-up to the acclaimed series debut The Missing American , PI Emma Djan investigates the death of a Ghanaian fashion icon and social media celebrity, Lady Araba.

Hard-hitting talk show host Augustus Seeza has become a household name in Ghana, though notorious for his lavish overspending, alcoholism, and womanizing. He's dating the imposing, beautiful Lady Araba, who leads a selfmade fashion empire. Fearing Augustus is only after her money, Araba's religious family intervenes to break them up. A few days later, just before a major runway show, Araba is found murdered in her bed. Her driver is arrested after a hasty investigation, but Araba's favorite aunt, Dele, suspects Augustus Seeza was the real killer.

Almost a year later, Dele approaches Emma Djan, who has finally started to settle in as the only female PI at her agency. To solve Lady Araba's murder, Emma must not only go on an undercover mission that dredges up trauma from her past, but navigate a long list of suspects with strong motives. Emma quickly discovers that they are all willing to lie for each other--and that one may still be willing to kill.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This second Emma Djan novel, following the acclaimed series debut (The Missing American, 2020), finds the Ghanaian PI on the job when fashion icon and social-media celebrity Lady Araba is murdered in her lavish home. Emma's agency is approached by Araba's Aunt Dele, who claims her niece's relationship with TV talk show host Augustus Seeza was turbulent and that he was with her the night she died. It turns out that there are several people with strong motives, including Araba's own father, a noted preacher, who sexually abused her as a child. Emma goes undercover to unmask the real killer and free Araba's driver, who was falsely accused of the crime and has been languishing in jail. The story is brilliantly executed by moving forward and back in time, although Emma's fans might wish she had a bigger role. Quartey, also the author of the Darko Dawson series, is one of the strong voices in the current wave of African crime fiction, which provides relevant insight into a continent anxious to maintain its unique identity yet thrive in the twenty-first-century world."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Quartey's terrific sequel to 2020's The Missing American, PI Emma Djan takes on a nearly year-old cold case--the murder of high-profile fashion icon Lady Araba in the bedroom of her lush mansion in a gated community known as the Beverly Hills of Accra, Ghana. Lady Araba's aunt doesn't believe her niece's chauffeur, who was convicted for the killing, is guilty. Emma and her colleagues at the Yemo Sowah Agency assume various undercover identities--as housekeeper, cop, construction worker, professor, journalist, interested house buyer--in an effort to narrow the long list of possible culprits, including family members, several lovers, and an alcoholic TV talk show host. Stops at the morgue and a forensic lab, as well as an ongoing search for a unique murder weapon, contribute to the dark atmosphere. Along the way, Quartey skewers Ghanaian politics, religion, and the law. Smooth prose complements the well-wrought plot. This distinctive detective series deserves a long run. Agent: Marly Rusoff, Marly Rusoff & Assoc. (Jan.)"
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Additional Information
Series Quartey, Kwei. Emma Djan mysteries.
Subjects Radio talk shows -- Fiction.
Television talk shows -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2021
Language English
Description 316 pages : map ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781641292078
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