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Hour Of The Red God (2013)

by Richard Crompton(Favorite Author)
3.68 of 5 Votes: 1
0374171998 (ISBN13: 9780374171995)
Sarah Crichton Books
review 1: I read the American kindle edition published under a different title. It was a unique story element for the author to create a main character with a mental illness who was taking medication, doing his job with the police and involved with his family. Often the person with the mental illness is the bad guy in stories. I would look for others by this author for both the crime-solving part of the story that drew me in and the setting itself which added to my interest.
review 2: I heard this book recommended on NPR a while ago. It was a great read. It follows a Maasai detective in Kenya who is determined to solve the mystery of a dead prostitute, despite orders from pretty much everyone else to let it drop. Taking place around the tensions of the election of 1997
... more, this is a fascinating look at the Nairobi and the tribal tensions that made up that period. It's not something I was familiar with, but I was quickly drawn into this book and was able to feel like I was a part of the action. less
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didn't finish it which is unlike me. wanted to like it but it just didn't work.
Loved this mystery, can't wait for the second one to come out.
Started out slow. Did not engage me. Quit quickly.
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