Sleep Well, My Lady: Book summary and reviews of Sleep Well, My Lady by Kwei Quartey

Sleep Well, My Lady

Emma Djan #2

by Kwei Quartey

Sleep Well, My Lady by Kwei Quartey X
Sleep Well, My Lady by Kwei Quartey
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2021
    336 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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In the follow-up to the acclaimed series debut The Missing American, PI Emma Djan investigates the death of a Ghanaian fashion icon and social media celebrity, Lady Araba.

Hard-hitting talk show host Augustus Seeza has become a household name in Ghana, though notorious for his lavish overspending, alcoholism, and womanizing. He's dating the imposing, beautiful Lady Araba, who leads a selfmade fashion empire. Fearing Augustus is only after her money, Araba's religious family intervenes to break them up. A few days later, just before a major runway show, Araba is found murdered in her bed. Her driver is arrested after a hasty investigation, but Araba's favorite aunt, Dele, suspects Augustus Seeza was the real killer.

Almost a year later, Dele approaches Emma Djan, who has finally started to settle in as the only female PI at her agency. To solve Lady Araba's murder, Emma must not only go on an undercover mission that dredges up trauma from her past, but navigate a long list of suspects with strong motives. Emma quickly discovers that they are all willing to lie for each other—and that one may still be willing to kill.

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"[T]errific...Smooth prose complements the well-wrought plot. This distinctive detective series deserves a long run." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A gripping setup, some workaday sleuthing, and a neatly turned solution." - Kirkus Reviews

"This engaging and well-developed mystery will appeal to readers looking for a solid police procedural with compelling characters and an international setting." - Library Journal

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Kwei Quartey Author Biography

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Based in Pasadena, California, Kwei Jones Quartey, M.D. is a writer of African crime fiction. He practiced medicine for more than 20 years while simultaneously working as a writer, balancing the two careers by writing early mornings before clinic. However, in 2018, he made the decision to retire from medicine to write full time.

Wife of the Gods, the acclaimed debut in his Inspector Darko Dawson series, was on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List in 2009. A year later, G.O.G. National Book Club awarded him the title of Best Male Author.

In 2020, the Emma Djan Investigations series debuted with the highly praised The Missing American, followed by the sequel Sleep Well, My Lady.

In a starred review, Jane Murphy of Publishers Weekly says, " ... Quartey, also the author of the Darko ...

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