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The Resource Strange gods, Annamaria Alfieri

Strange gods, Annamaria Alfieri

Label
Strange gods
Title
Strange gods
Statement of responsibility
Annamaria Alfieri
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In early 20th century British East Africa, there are rules for the British and different ones for the Africans. Vera McIntosh, the daughter of Scottish missionaries, doesn't feel she belongs to either group; having grown up in Africa, she is not interested in being the well-bred Scottish woman her mother would like her to be. More than anything she dreams of seeing again the handsome police officer she's danced with. But more grisly circumstances bring Justin Tolliver to her family's home. The body of Vera's uncle, Dr. Josiah Pennyman, is found with a tribesman's spear in his back. Tolliver, an idealistic Assistant District Superintendent of Police, is assigned to the case. He first focuses on Gichinga Mbura, a Kikuyu medicine man who has been known to hatefully condemn Pennyman because Pennyman's cures are increasingly preferred over his. But the spear belonged to the Maasai tribe, not Kikuyu, and it's doubtful Mbura would have used it to kill his enemy. Tolliver's superior wants him to arrest the medicine man and be done with it, but Tolliver pleads that he have the chance to prove the man's guilt. With the help of Kwai Libazo, a tribal lieutenant, Tolliver discovers that others had reasons to hate Pennyman as well, and the list of suspects grows. Annamaria Alfieri's Strange Gods is the first in a new series. Romantic and engaging, this mystery captures the beauty and the danger of the African wild and the complexities of imposing a culture on a foreign land. "--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.L3597
LC item number
S77 2014
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Vera and Tolliver series
Series volume
01
Label
Strange gods, Annamaria Alfieri
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857982036
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781250039712
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)857982036
Label
Strange gods, Annamaria Alfieri
Publication
Note
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857982036
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781250039712
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)857982036

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