Death in Zanzibar Death in Kenya Author:M. M. Kaye M. M. Kaye--whose masterful best sellers The Far Pavilions, Shadow of the Moon, and Trade Wind evoked comparisons with Margaret Mitchell--has now produced a sequel to Trade Wind that will have her compared to Agatha Christie. Because it's a murder mystery. The setting remains exotic--Zanzibar, the strange and beautiful "Isle of Cloves." And ther... more »e's a compelling M. M. Kaye air of romance, too. But at its fascinating center, Death in Zanzibar is a classical whodunit written by a consummate storyteller.
Young Dany Ashton is invited to vacation at her stepfather's house in Zanzibar, but even before her airplane takes off there is a stolen passport, a midnight intruder--and murder. In Zanzibar, the family house is Kivulimi, the mysterious "House of Shade" where Rory Frost of Trade Wind hid a fortune in gold a hundred years before. Dany and the rest of the houseguests learn that one of them is a desperate and ruthless murderer, and the air of gaiety and nonchalance that opened the house-party fades into growing terror, as the threat of further violence flowers in the scented air of Zanzibar.
Death in Kenya is equally enthralling in mystery and romance.
When her aunt, Lady Emily DeBrett, offers her a position at "Flamingo," the family estate in Kenya's Rift Valley, Victoria Caryll accepts--realizing that acceptance means having once again to see Eden DeBrett, the man she was formerly engaged to. What Victoria does not realize is that she will arrive in a remote and dangerous region still uneasily recovering from the bloody Mau-Mau revolt, and enter a household already thrown into grief and confusion by one murder--and by the ominous threats of more to come.
M. M. Kaye was born in India and spent much of her childhood and adult life there. She became world famous in 1978 with the publication of her monumental best seller The Far Pavilions. She is also the author of the best-selling Shadow of the Moon and Trade Wind. She and her husband, retired Major General Goff Hamilton, now live in the English countryside not far from London.« less