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The Honey Guide

By Richard Crompton

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'A compulsive whodunnit set in Kenya, where tribal politics can get you killed' Ian Rankin

'A compulsive whodunnit set in Kenya, where tribal politics can get you killed' Ian Rankin

Death is a fact of life in Africa's sprawling megacity - and life is cheap. Power and wealth are in the hands of a small elite. Riven by ethnic tension, Nairobi is a tinderbox. And the looming presidential elections have set sparks flying . . .

When the brutalised body of a Maasai woman turns up in a park, the overworked police write her off as another dead prostitute. But Mollel - a good cop in a corrupt system - senses there is more to the case.

When riots sweep through the city, Mollel puts his job and his family on the line. But this time he may have got too close . . .

Biographical Notes

Richard Crompton is an ex-BBC journalist who moved to East Africa several years ago with his wife, a human rights lawyer who worked on the Rwanda genocide trials. Richard won the DAILY TELEGRAPH Short Story Award in 2010.

http://richardcrompton.com/about/
https://twitter.com/racrompton/

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  • ISBN: 9781780222721
  • Publication date: 04 Jul 2013
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: W&N
A compulsive whodunnit set in Kenya, where tribal politicscan get you killed — Ian Rankin, MAIL ON SUNDAY
[Crompton] has done something near-miraculous and madethe figure of the incorruptible loner-detective fresh again — DAILY TELEGRAPH
Smashing . . . It will make you long for the next instalment — FINANCIAL TIMES
Outstanding — GUARDIAN
Richard Crompton's accomplished debut novel...spins an enjoyable yarn headed up by a credible protagonist. A fine debut that holds the promise of other good adventures to come — Fachtna Kelly, SUNDAY BUSINESS POST
A disturbingly informative debut novel from this former BBC journalist who also won the Daily Telegraph 2010 short story award — TELEGRAPH & ARGUS (BRADFORD)
a highly compelling crime story... The characterisation is particularly strong and the plot manages to be believable while still offering a few subtle twists. Some of the writing is outstanding. Once scene, in which Mollel and his partner talk while going up in a lift, their conversation unfolding floor by floor, is as good as anything I have read in crime fiction... A fine and very welcome new additional to the ranks of international crime novels and I am very much looking forward to the next in the series. — Scott Pack, meandmybigmouth.typepad.com
Crompton's thrilling African mystery is accomplished, atmospheric, and engrossing. — THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE
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