Kwei Quartey, author of Wife of the Gods, on tour August 2009

Posted By on May 31, 2009

83749_quartey_kwei1About Kwei

Dr. Kwei Quartey was born in Ghana and raised by an African American mother and a Ghanaian father, both of whom were university lecturers. Even though his professional writing career began after he became a physician, his desire to be a writer started at a very early age.

Kwei Quartey now lives in Pasadena, California. He writes early in the morning before setting out to work at HealthCare Partners, where he runs a wound care clinic and is the lead physician at an urgent care center. Visit Kwei’s website HERE.

n296702About Wife of the Gods

Category: Fiction – Literary
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 2009
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6759-6 (1-4000-6759-6)

A small West African town …
A dark secret …
A chilling murder …

Set in Ghana, the action moves compellingly back and forth between the capital city of Accra and a town in the Volta Region. Wife of the Gods brings the culture and beauty of its setting brilliantly to life. For fans of Alexander McCall Smith comes a debut mystery novel that introduces a marvelously intuitive detective and a rich cast of characters.

Read an excerpt HERE.

Crisp, engrossing debut.. Fans of McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels will relish the opportunity to discover yet another intriguing area of Africa.

Booklist, Starred Review

Move over Alexander McCall Smith. Ghana has joined Botswana on the map of mystery . . . more sociological than McCall Smith’s, his setting [is] more rural and susceptible to the ways of magicians….[This] newcomer is most welcome.
Kirkus Reviews

Quartey’s winning debut, a police procedural set in modern Ghana, introduces gifted detective Darko Dawson … a wonderful creation, a man as rich with contradictions as the Ghana Quartey so delightfully evokes … readers will be eager for the next installment in what one hopes will be a long series.
Publishers Weekly

Like The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency? You’ll love Wife of the Gods
Essence Magazine

Kwei Quartey’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS

Monday, August 3rd: A Novel Menagerie

Tuesday, August 4th: APOOO Books

Wednesday, August 5th: Jen’s Book Thoughts (and interview)

Thursday, August 6th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty

Friday, August 7th: Beth Fish Reads

Monday, August 10th: My Friend Amy

Wednesday, August 12th: Reading, ‘Riting, and Randomness

Thursday, August 13th: Serendipitous Readings

Friday, August 14th: Linus’s Blanket

Monday, August 17th: Maw Books

Wednesday, August 19th: Booking Mama

Friday, August 21st: She is Too Fond of Books (and interview)

Monday, August 24th: The Tome Traveller

Wednesday, August 26th: Shelf Life

Thursday, August 27th: Bluestalking


One Response to “Kwei Quartey, author of Wife of the Gods, on tour August 2009”

  1. Carey says:

    If there is still room on the Wife of the Gods tour, I would love to participate!

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