Darko Dawson

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 264 ratings

Wife of the Gods Publisher's Summary

Detective Inspector Darko Dawson, a good family man and a remarkably intuitive sleuth, is sent to the village of Ketanu - the site of his mother's disappearance many years ago - to solve the murder of an accomplished young AIDS worker. While battling his own anger issues and concerns for his ailing son, Darko explores the motivations and secrets of the residents of Ketanu. It soon becomes clear that in addition to solving a recent murder, he is about to unravel the shocking truth about his mother's disappearance.

Kwei Quartey's sparkling debut novel introduces readers to a rich cast of characters, including the Trokosi - young women called Wives of the Gods - who, in order to bring good fortune to their families, are sent to live with fetish priests. Set in Ghana, with the action moving back and forth between the capital city of Accra and a small village in the Volta Region, Wife of the Gods brings the culture and beauty of its setting brilliantly to life.

©2009 Kwei J. Quartey (P)2010 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Wife of the Gods

    • A Novel
    • By: Kwei Quartey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Detective Inspector Darko Dawson, a good family man and a remarkably intuitive sleuth, is sent to the village of Ketanu---the site of his mother's disappearance many years ago---to solve the murder of an accomplished young AIDS worker. While battling his own anger issues and concerns for his ailing son, Darko explores the motivations and secrets of the residents of Ketanu.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing Mystery in a Fascinating Setting

    • By Tracey Rains on 04-19-10

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

    • Murder at Cape Three Points

    • The Inspector Darko Dawson, Book 3
    • By: Kwei Quartey
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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 married 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, is a mystery.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good mystery; Disturbing narration

    • By Kwesi Soti Mtundu on 06-22-14

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 4

    • Gold of Our Fathers

    • By: Kwei Quartey
    • Narrated by: Corey Allen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Darko Dawson has just been promoted to chief inspector in the Ghana Police Service - the promotion even comes with a (rather modest) salary bump. But he doesn't have long to celebrate, because his new boss is transferring him from Accra, Ghana's capital, out to remote Obuasi in the Ashanti region, an area now notorious for the illegal exploitation of its gold mines. When Dawson arrives at the Obuasi headquarters, he finds it in complete disarray.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • sloooooow

    • By itinerant on 03-02-18

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • Death by His Grace

    • By: Kwei Quartey
    • Narrated by: Corey Allen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Katherine Yeboah's marriage to Solomon Vanderpuye is all the talk of Accra high society. But when it becomes apparent that Katherine is infertile, Solomon's extended family accuses her of being a witch, hounding her until the relationship is so soured Solomon feels compelled to order Katherine out of the house they share. Alone on her last night there, Katherine is brutally murdered by an intruder wielding a machete.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Death By His Grace Has Left Me Speechless!

    • By Barbara S. Albin on 09-06-17

    Regular price: $20.99