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Kwei Quartey discusses and signs The Missing American

Kwei Quartey book signing Tuesday January 14th at 7pm

When her dreams of rising through the Accra police ranks like her late father crash around her, 26-year-old Emma Djan is unsure what will become of her career. Through a sympathetic former colleague, Emma gets an interview with a private detective agency that takes on cases of missing persons, theft, and infidelity. It's not the future she imagined, but its herbest option.  Meanwhile, Gordon Tilson, a middle-aged widower in Washington, DC, has found solace in an online community after his wife's passing. Through the support group, he's even met a young Ghanaian widow he's come to care about. When her sister gets into a car accident, he sends her thousands of dollars to cover the hospital bill--to the horror of his only son, Derek. Then Gordon decides to surprise his new love by paying her a visit--and disappears. Fearing for his father's life, Derek follows him across the world to Ghana, Internet capital of the world, where he and Emma will find themselves deep in a world of sakawa scams, fetish priests, and those willing to kill to protect their secrets. (Soho Crime)

Kwei Quartey is a crime fiction writer and physician based 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. Kwei balances the two professions by dedicating the early morning hours to writing before beginning a day in his clinic. As a crime fiction writer, Kwei made the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List in 2009. The following year, the National Book Club voted him Best Male Author. The five novels part of his Inspector Darko Dawson series, set in Ghana, are Wife of Gods, Children of the Street, Murder at Cape, Gold of Our Fathers, and Death By His Grace. His other novels include Kamila, and Death at the Voyager Hotel.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
The Missing American (An Emma Djan Investigation #1) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641290708
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Crime - January 14th, 2020

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