This was a good who-dunnit but can not compare to "Death In Kenya". Not nearly as atmospheric or intense. Still, it was good and I look forward to reading the others in the series.
*just a FYI This book is a sequel to "Trade Wind",
although it was written before Trade Wind. In other words, M.M. Kaye
wrote "Death In Zanzibar" and then afterwards went back and wrote the
story which was to have taken place 100 years prior (Trade Wind). Maybe
thats why this story just didn't satisfy me. Trade Wind is an epic (a
blockbuster) and this is a mild who dunnit. Not nearly as good. But
still worth reading and a good murder mystery with some hidden treasure
thrown in there too.
CUSSING: Mild, sprinkled throughout
VIOLENCE: Not shown, but a few people are murdered.
SPIRITISM: rumor of an old curse is mentioned