Murder at Cape Three Points

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kwei Quartey

Narrated By: Dominic Hoffman

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2014

Duration: 10 hours 16 minutes

Summary:

At Cape Three Points on the beautiful Ghanaian coast, a canoe washes up at an oil rig site. The two bodies in the canoe—who turn out to be a prominent, wealthy middle-aged couple—have obviously been murdered; the way Mr. Smith-Aidoo has been gruesomely decapitated suggests the killer was trying to send a specific message—but what and to whom? The Smith-Aidoos, pillars in their community, are mourned by everyone, but especially by their niece Sapphire, a successful pediatric surgeon in Ghana’s capital, Accra. She is not happy that months have passed since the murder and the rural police have made no headway.

When the federal police finally agree to get involved, Detective Inspector Darko Dawson of the Accra police force is sent out to investigate. Pretty as the coast is, he is not happy to be sent away from his wife and two sons, the younger of whom is recovering from a heart operation. And the more he learns about the case, the more convoluted and dangerous it becomes. Three Points has long been inhabited by tribal villages of subsistence fishers, but real estate entrepreneurs and wealthy oil companies have been trying to bribe the tribes to move out. Dawson unearths a host of motives for murder, from personal vendettas to corporate conspiracies.

“Quartey’s mastery of the art of misdirection serves him well in his third mystery featuring Accra, Ghana, homicide detective Darko Dawson…A complex plot, combined with a warts-and-all lead and an evocative portrayal of the author’s native country, add up to a winner.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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  • Deborah M

    Good story but the narration was horrible. He basically just read the book with very little emotion or involvement. His voice was very raspy and irritating. Hard to get around a bad narration. Fortunately, he is not narrating the next books in the series. Kwei Quatery writes well about his homeland and I look forward to more of his books in the Dawson series.