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For all the wrong reasons, our hero, Mollel, is assigned to the investigation of the brutal murder of a local prostitute. Was it a female circumcision operation gone wrong? Or was she the victim of a pimp or one of her customers? Mollel, who cannot leave the truth alone, whatever the consequences, soon begins to uncover something far more far-reaching. But are the warrior's instincts that have always served him so well, correct? Or will all his convictions about the case be turned on their head? The investigation will certainly become more personal to him than he could have possibly imagined...
Set against the backdrop of turbulent elections, THE HONEY GUIDE brings Nairobi and its citizens vividly to life, and introduces a truly unforgettable leading man in crime fiction.
"Former BBC journalist Crompton?s debut features a unique voice, an in-depth look at diverse Kenyan rites and political chicanery, and a hero who, one hopes, is just at the beginning of his fictional career." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A spectacular fiction debut . . . Instantly elevates the author, now a Nairobi resident, to the first rank of African crime writers." (Publishers Weekly)
"Crompton brings the streets of Nairobi to life, Mollel and Kiunga, his investigation partner, are strong characters and with the traditions and history of the country integral to the plot, this is an excellent crime series in the making." (Choice magazine)
"Good news for fans of exotic police procedurals, crime fiction's first Maasai detective makes his debut here in what promises to be a series to watch. It is 2007 and Mollel, an outsider in a mostly Kikuyu force, investigates the murder of a woman as riots sweep through Nairobi following claims of corruption and vote- rigging in the Kenyan elections." (The Times of South Africa)
"This is a smashing debut, as fleet-footed as the warrior himself. It will make you long for the next instalment." (The Financial Times)
"A good plot and an interesting cast of characters.' (The Times)
"The Honey Guide introduces Mollel, a former Maasia warrior...an intriguing figure, famous as the man who pulled dozens of survivors from the wreckage of the US embassy after it was bombed in 1998...Mollel's vulnerabilities gradually unfold, revealing a damaged but determined character who promises to be a fine addition to the ranks of fictional detectives." (The Sunday Times)
"A fascinating debut novel set against the turbulent Kenyan 2007 election in which more than 1,500 were killed in riots, this is the first in a series that will bring Nairobi and its colourful citizens vividly to life." (The Irish Independent)
"A vivid and sensitive depiction of an alarmingly volatile situation, riven with tribal divisions, in a place where glittering tower blocks and shopping malls sit cheek-by-jowl with tin shacks. This, however is more than mere local colour, with traditions, beliefs and conflicts being properly defining factors in the characterisation of a strong cast." (The Guardian)
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