Two corpses in a canoe adrift around a deep-sea oilrig, a nineteenth-century pocket watch with a scrawled inscription invoking blood ties—what does it all mean? Inspector Darko Dawson needs to find out. As he delves into the greed and corruption of Ghana’s brand new oil industry, he unearths a host of motives for murder, ranging from personal vendettas to corporate conspiracies.
“A sensitive novel of powerful family passions, set in the unique and vivid colors of Ghana.” –Anne Perry
“Quartey’s mastery of the art of misdirection serves him well…a complex plot…an evocative portrayal of the author’s native country, add up to a winner.”
“DI Darko Dawson’s third case—the murder of an oil executive and his equally prominent wife—is his biggest and most ambitious yet . . . Quartey lays out what feel like endless possibilities with exemplary patience and clarity, unveiling world beneath world in Dawson’s Ghana.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Fans of Alexander McCall Smith’s “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series will enjoy the African setting and the large cast of interesting characters, while the twists and turns of Quartey’s plotting will satisfy any choosy mystery fan.” –Library Journal
MURDER AT CAPE THREE POINTS, Kwei Quartey's third novel in the Inspector Darko Dawson mystery series–