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The Honey Guide by Richard Crompton
  

The Honey Guide

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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.

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Synopsis

The Honey Guide by Richard Crompton

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.

About the Author

Richard Crompton

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

14th February 2013

Author

Richard Crompton

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Publisher

Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Debuts of the Month
Thriller / Suspense


ISBN

9780297867951

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