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The Crocodile's Last Embrace The Crocodile's Last Embrace
By Arruda, Suzanne
2010-09 - New American Library
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 When two men die under mysterious circumstances and Jade discovers that her old nemesis, Lilith Worthy, has escaped from prison, the deaths and the letter form the most dangerous case Jade has ever faced, pitting her against a ferocious crocodile-and an even more deadly human killer. …More

Hour of the Red God Hour of the Red God
By Crompton, Richard
2013-05 - Sarah Crichton Books
9780374171995 Check our catalog

In Nairobi's Uhuru Park, the police have recovered the body of a local prostitute. Detective Mollel, himself a former Maasai warrior, is assigned to the case. Like all great heroes in crime fiction, Mollel is complicated, even flawed. As Mollel pursues the death of the prostitute, he begins to suspect something far more extensive than an ordinary murder. …More

Bloody Harvests Bloody Harvests
By Kunzmann, Richard
2006-10 - Minotaur Books
9780312360337 Check our catalog

Even your soul isn't safe in death...
On the outskirts of shimmering Johannesburg, Detective Harry Mason and his crew are summoned to a grisly crime scene. By all accounts, discovering the mutilated corpse of a young child is a horrific and heart-wrenching task. But in the South African city, where some citizens still cling to the nation's mythological past, there is much more at stake.Mason and his team must discover whether this gruesome death is the work of a serial killer on the loose; or the work of a cult leader practicing a tribal muti killing---in which children are sacrificed for their body parts in order to elicit powerful "medicine." …More

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2003-02 - Anchor Books
9781400034772 Check our catalog

This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith's widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to "help people with problems in their lives." Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors. …More

Devil's Peak Devil's Peak
By Meyer, Deon
2008-03 - Little Brown and Company
9780316017855 Check our catalog

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From rising South African thriller writer Meyer comes a gripping suspense novel about revenge, forgiveness, and the race to catch a trained killer. …More

The Witch Doctor's Wife The Witch Doctor's Wife
By Myers, Tamar
2009-11 - Avon Books
9780061727832 Check our catalog

Raised as the child of missionaries in the Congo, the author of the Den of Antiquity mystery series uses her intimate knowledge of the landscape as the backdrop for a stunning new novel. …More

A Beautiful Place to Die A Beautiful Place to Die
By Nunn, Malla
2009-01/i> - Recorded Books
9781436195621 Check our catalog

Screenwriter Nunn draws on her true-life experience growing up in Africa to create this darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa. Detective Emmanuel Cooper is caught up in a time and place where racial tensions and the raw hunger for power make for dangerous times. …More

A Carrion Death: Introducing Detective Kubu A Carrion Death: Introducing Detective Kubu
By Stanley, Michael
2009-03 - Harper Paperbacks
9780061252419 Check our catalog

In "A Carrion Death," a memorable new detective makes his debut in a gritty and evocative new series set amid the beauty and darkness of contemporary Africa. …More