Katherine Yeboah’s marriage to Solomon Vanderpuye is all the talk of Accra high society. But when it becomes apparent that Katherine is infertile, Solomon’s extended family accuses her of being a witch, hounding her until the relationship is so soured Solomon feels compelled to order Katherine out of the house they shared. Alone on her last night there, Katherine is savagely murdered by an intruder wielding a machete.
Chief Inspector Darko Dawson of the Ghanaian federal police has personal as well as professional reasons to find the killer fast: Katherine was the first cousin of his wife, Christine, who is devastated by the tragedy. As Darko investigates, he discovers three men had powerful motives to kill Katherine: Solomon, her husband; James Bentsi-Enchill, her lawyer and ex-lover; and her filthy rich pastor, Bishop Clem Howard-Mills. In order to expose the truth, he must confront the pivotal role religion plays in Ghana and wrestle with his old demons the investigation stirs up.”
Kwei Jones-Quartey was born in Ghana, but is now based in Pasadena, California. He is a crime fiction writer and physician. Having practiced medicine for more than 20 years while simultaneously working as a writer, he has attained noteworthy achievements in both fields. Dr. Jones-Quartey balances the two professions by dedicating the early morning hours to writing before beginning a day in his clinic.
He attended medical school at Howard University in Washington, D.C. In 1990, he began practicing medicine in California with HealthCare Partners. Dr. Jones-Quartey later founded the facility's wound care center while working as an urgent care physician. He maintains his ties with Ghana and visits frequently.