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Gold of Our Fathers
Gold of Our Fathers | Kwei Quartey
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"Darko Dawson has just been promoted to Chief Inspector in the Ghana Police Service--the promotion even comes with a (rather modest) salary bump. But he doesn't have long to celebrate, because his new boss is transferring him from Accra, Ghana's capital, out to remote Obuasi, in the Ashanti region, an area now notorious for the illegal exploitation of its gold mines. The assignment will last at least a year, meaning Dawson has the unpleasant choice of uprooting his entire family or making do without them. Worst of all, when Dawson arrives at the Obusai headquarters, he finds it in complete disarray. The office is a mess of uncatalogued evidence and cold case files, morale is low, and discipline among officers is lax. Dawson is beginning to see how much work is cut out for him when he sets out to investigate his first homicide case, on only his second day on the job. A body has been unearthed in one of the gold quarries--the man who owned the mine, a Chinese immigrant named Bao Liu, one of many who have flocked to the Ashanti region to work the alluvial gold mines. The list of potential suspects is a long one, and Dawson must pursue it alone, because he can't trust his sergeant partner. He learns very quickly how dangerous it is to pursue justice in this kingdom of illegal gold mines, where the worst offenders have so much money they have no fear of the law"--
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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The penultimate Darko Dawson novel, this was uncomfortable to read at times due to the demonstration of blatant racism between the Ghanaians and Chinese gold miners. Still, I like Darko as a character. I was also kept guessing until the end which is always enjoyable with detective/mystery novels. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Briguy73
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My haul from the 1st day at the Texas Book Festival.

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she_barks
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This is the 4th in a mystery series set in Ghana. Each book explores a different set of issues impacting the country, while painting vivid images of the landscapes of its diverse regions. While this was my least favorite of the series, it's a solid story with an interesting cast of characters.

BestOfFates I didn't know there was a 4th in the series, will have to check it out! 6y
Donna_sBookMinute I think I have one of his books on my TBR. Didn't realize it was a series. Gonna check it out. 6y
Donna_sBookMinute @she_barks I was right. I added "Wife of the Gods" a few weeks ago. I think it's his first novel. 6y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Discussed his first book with mystery book group a few years ago. Liked it! 6y
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sleuthsandspies
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While Gold of Our Fathers is best read in succession with the first three Darko Dawson books instead of as a standalone novel, its particular merit lies in the compelling representation of the relationship, at turns symbiotic and antagonistic, between the Ghana and China.

sleuthsandspies Read the full review at www.sleuthsandspies.wordpress.com! 7y
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BethFishReads
Gold of Our Fathers | Kwei Quartey
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The latest in a good mystery series set in Ghana. In this installment our hero, Darko Dawson, is sent to gold mine territory, in the remote countryside. Great details (including food) add to the atmosphere

sleuthsandspies Just received this as part of my Soho Crime subscription. Can't wait to get started! 7y
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