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In the follow-up to the acclaimed series debut The Missing American, PI Emma Djan investigates the death of a Ghanaian fashion icon and social media celebrity, Lady Araba.
Hard-hitting talk show host Augustus Seeza has become a household name in Ghana, though notorious for his lavish overspending, alcoholism, and womanizing. He's dating the imposing, beautiful Lady Araba, who leads a self-made fashion empire. Fearing Augustus is only after her money; Araba's religious family intervenes to break them up. A few days later, just before a major runway show, Araba is found murdered in her bed. Her driver is arrested after a hasty investigation, but Araba's favorite aunt, Dele, suspects Augustus Seeza was the real killer.
Almost a year later, Dele approaches Emma Djan, who has finally started to settle in as the only female PI at her agency. To solve Lady Araba's murder, Emma must not only go on an undercover mission that dredges up trauma from her past, but navigate a long list of suspects with strong motives. Emma quickly discovers that they are all willing to lie for each other--and that one may still be willing to kill. (Soho Crime)
Kwei Quartey is a crime fiction writer and physician living in Pasadena, California. Having practiced medicine for more than 20 years while simultaneously working as a writer, he has attained noteworthy achievements in both fields. Dr. Quartey is a member of the Los Angeles chapter of Sisters in Crime, and made the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List in 2009. He was awarded the title of Best Male Author by G.O.G. National Book Club the following year. His books include the Inspector Darko Dawson series, and the Emma Djan Investigations series.The Missing American, the first book in that series, has been optioned for film.
Naomi Hirahara is the Edgar Award–winning author of the Mas Arai mystery series. Also nominated for the Macavity and Anthony awards, the series includes Summer of the Big Bachi, Gasa-Gasa Girl, Snakeskin Shamisen, Blood Hina, Strawberry Yellow, and Sayonara Slam. She is also the author of the Ellie Rush series (Berkley) and the new Life After Manzanar (Heyday Books). A graduate of Stanford University, Naomi has also written many books about gardening and Japanese American history and culture and has contributed to several anthologies and collaborative books, including Los Angeles Noir, Santa Cruz Noir and Prospect Park’s Hometown Pasadena.