February 2013 Debut of the Month.
With sharply plotted storylines and interesting locations ex BBC journalist Richard Crompton’s debut novel, described as Alexander McCall Smith meets Ian Rankin, has some real appeal. In the lead up to the presidential elections, among allegations of vote rigging and corruption, Detective Mollel is called in to investigate the brutal murder of a prostitute in a public park, and he suspects the case is more complex than it appears. This is an accomplished crime thriller, first in a series with a new character, Mollel, who will do for Nairobi what Ian Rankin’s Rebus did for Edinburgh.
Meet Mollel, a former Maasai warrior whose beloved wife died in the bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi. Mollel has been assigned to the investigation of the brutal murder of a local prostitute. Despite the resistance of his colleagues, Mollel soon begins to uncover something more far-reaching. But are his warrior's instincts, which have always served him so well, correct? Or will his convictions about the case be turned on their head? The investigation will become more personal to him than he could have possibly imagined...Set against the backdrop of turbulent elections, THE HONEY GUIDE brings Nairobi and its citizens vividly to life, and introduces a truly unforgettable leading character in crime fiction.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
Publication date: 14/02/2013
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||14th February 2013|
|Publisher:||Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
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.More About Richard Crompton