Monday, August 1, 2011

The Elephants' Graveyard

The Elephants' Graveyard
by Karin McQuillan

Karin McQuilan wove memories of her Peace Corp days into this mystery. Like Karin, Jazz Jasper, served in the Peace Corp in Africa. After her assignment was finished. Jazz and her husband settled down to married life in the United Stated. A messy divorce caused Jazz to flee back to Africa. She settled in Kenya and started Jazz Jasper Safaris showing tourists the wonders of Kenya's wildlife. Business was good until aggressive poachers started killing the elephants for their ivory and drove the tourists away. Now Jazz's company is struggling. And to make matters even grimmer, Jazz finds her friend and fellow wildlife activist, Emmett Laird shot to death in his camp. Greed and jealousy are the top motives for murdering the wealthy Laird. Greed is a straightforward motive for the ivory poachers. Greed and jealousy combine to make more complicated motives for Laird's disdainful wife, Alisha, and her lover. And for his children who coveted his fortune. Mikki Darrow, Jazz's friend and the woman that Emmett wanted to marry, hires Jazz to find out who killed him. Jazz follows the clues through the grimy back alleys in the slums of bustling Nairobi and across the tree dotted savannah. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of Suzanne Arruda.]

[ Karin McQuillan's books on LibraryThing ]

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