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.
About Wife of the Gods
Category: Fiction – Literary
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 2009
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.
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.
Like The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency? You’ll love Wife of the Gods
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
If there is still room on the Wife of the Gods tour, I would love to participate!