This is my first
M.M Kaye book...WHERE have you been all my life? Believe it or not I
only heard of this author last week, don't know how I came across it but
it sounded right up my alley so I went to the library to find some of
her books. I chose a few of the 'death in...'series to start with (cos
they're shorter)to see if I liked her writing style before I ventured
into her larger books.
And basically, I love her!
author has lived in all kinds of exotic locals and incorporates them
into her stories. So the reader always gets a good dose of "vacation in
an arm chair". Love that. This book finds us in Kenya ~with a murder~
kind of Agatha Christie style.This story started off a
little confusing~ only because several people are introduced and I had a
hard time keeping them straight at first. But once I did, I was
engrossed. It's a classic "who-dunnit" thriller.I had my suspicions of
the bad guy but I was wrong...so see, it's not entirely predictable.
If you havent read any of M.M. Kaye books, check some out at the library,they're well worth a read! I'm off to find another one.
LANGUAGE: mild cussing throughout
DRINKING: Quite a bit~ but it is integral to the story
VIOLENCE: A few brutal crimes are mentioned (in a list) but the main murder/s are not shown.
PARANORMAL ELEMENTS: none. A "ghost" is mentioned as a possible reason for vandalism. (It is Kenya after all) but there are none.