Children of the Street: An Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery

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Random House Publishing Group, Jul 12, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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In the slums of Accra, Ghana’s fast-moving, cosmopolitan capital, teenagers are turning up dead. Inspector Darko Dawson has seen many crimes, but this latest string of murders—in which all the young victims bear a chilling signature—is the most unsettling of his career. Are these heinous acts a form of ritual killing or the work of a lone, cold-blooded monster? With time running out, Dawson embarks on a harrowing journey through the city’s underbelly and confronts the brutal world of the urban poor, where street children are forced to fight for their very survival—and a cunning killer seems just out of reach.

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

Set in the African country of Ghana, Children of the Street is the second Inspector Darko Dawson mystery by Kwei Quartey. There is a flood of homeless, poor children that are coming to the city of ... Read full review

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Another excellent book from Kwei Quartey. Darko Dawson is a beautifully complex character. Quartey brings the heartbreaking world of Ghana's street children to life in this rich and complex mystery ... Read full review

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Kwei Quartey was raised in Ghana by an African American mother and a Ghanaian father, both of whom were university lecturers. Dr. Quartey practices medicine in Southern California, rising early in the morning to write before going to work.

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