Murder at Cape Three Points
The Inspector Darko Dawson Mysteries: Book #3
By Kwei Quartey
Narrated by Dominic Hoffman / 10 hours 13 minutes
At Cape Three Points on the beautiful Ghanaian coast, acanoe washes up at an oil rig site. The two bodies in the canoe—who turn out tobe a prominent, wealthy middle-aged couple—have obviously beenmurdered; the way Mr. Smith-Aidoo has been gruesomely decapitated suggests thekiller was trying to send a specific message—but what and to whom?The Smith-Aidoos, pillars in their community, are mourned by everyone, butespecially by their niece Sapphire, a successful pediatric surgeon in Ghana’scapital, Accra. She is not happy that months have passed since the murder andthe rural police have made no headway.
When the federal police finally agree to getinvolved, Detective Inspector Darko Dawson of the Accra police force is sentout to investigate. Pretty as the coast is, he is nothappy to be sent away from his wife and two sons, the younger of whom isrecovering from a heart operation. And the more he learns about the case, the moreconvoluted and dangerous it becomes. Three Points has long been inhabited bytribal villages of subsistence fishers, but real estate entrepreneurs andwealthy oil companies have been trying to bribe the tribes to move out. Dawsonunearths a host of motives for murder, from personal vendettas tocorporate conspiracies.