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The First Ghanaian Female Private Eye in Fiction, Emma Djan

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Crime fiction enthusiasts, rejoice! There’s a captivating new series that is set to leave you spellbound. Join us as we delve into the world of Emma Djan Investigations, a groundbreaking collection of novels by the brilliant author, Kwei Quartey. Get ready to meet the first West African female private eye in fiction and embark on a thrilling journey through the streets of Ghana.

Born in Ghana and raised in a household that encouraged creativity, Kwei Quartey’s passion for storytelling began at a young age. Inspired and intrigued by the art of storytelling Quartey crafted his first crime novellas even before reaching his teenage years. His love for writing persisted alongside his pursuit of a medical career, and after years of juggling medicine and storytelling, Quartey’s talent was acknowledged when his debut murder mystery novel, “WIFE OF THE GODS,” made it to the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List in 2009.

Quartey’s critically acclaimed Inspector Darko Dawson series captivated readers with its vivid glimpse into the inner workings, relationships, and landscapes of the beautiful Ghana. But Quartey’s creative genius didn’t stop there. In January 2020, he introduced us to Emma Djan, a remarkable character who shattered barriers and blazed a trail as the first West African female private eye in fiction.

“The Missing American,” the first novel in the Emma Djan Investigations series, captivated audiences and garnered rave reviews. Emma Djan’s tenacity, intelligence, and indomitable spirit immediately struck a chord with readers around the world. Quartey’s masterful storytelling immersed us in the vibrant culture and complex societal issues of Ghana, all while keeping us on the edge of our seats. The accolades poured in, and “The Missing American” was nominated for the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First PI Novel in 2020 and won the 2021 Shamus Award.

With the release of “Sleep Well, My Lady,” Quartey further showcased his storytelling prowess by incorporating innovative time shifts that added an extra layer of suspense to the narrative. Once again, readers were enthralled by Emma Djan’s unwavering determination to seek justice. The novel garnered a nomination for Best Novel of 2021, solidifying Quartey’s position as a master of the genre.

February 7, 2023 marked the release of the third novel in the series, “Last Seen in La Paz” where, with her sharp intellect and unwavering commitment to truth, Emma Djan unravels a sweeping web of mysteries throughout the West African region.

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Ghanaian crime fiction and witness the groundbreaking rise of Emma Djan, the first West African female private eye in fiction? Join us as we celebrate Kwei Quartey’s remarkable talent and the compelling world he has created. Pick up a copy of “The Missing American,” “Sleep Well, My Lady,” and “Last Seen in La Paz,” and mark your calendars for the highly anticipated release of “The Whitewashed Tombs” in 2024.

Step into the pages of Kwei Quartey’s novels, and experience the thrill of a gripping mystery intertwined with the beauty and complexity of West African culture. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary literary journey. Purchase your copies now and be part of the phenomenon that is Emma Djan Investigations.

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