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Murder at Government House book. Paperback, 240 pages. As much as I love Elspeth Huxley and enjoyed her book "Murder on Safari," I found this story flaccid. Published August 1st 1989 by Penguin Books (first published 1937). Murder at Government House. 0140112553 (ISBN13: 9780140112559). There were no characters that emanated the sort of personality I find appealing. Was glad when I finished it.
This is a classic British murder mystery set in a Kenya-like setting. She really conveys, perfectly, a sense of place. So this is a classic British mystery with a fantastic overlay of Huxley's sense of place as well as having characters who, based on my reading of British period works, seem to be very well delineated.
Manufacturer: Penguin Books Release date: 1 August 1989 ISBN-10 : 0140112553 ISBN-13: 9780140112559.
6 years, 5 months ago at Mar 4 2:10. I liked this mystery set in Africa during the colonial period. I especially liked Vachell and Olivia working together to figure out who killed the Governor and why. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Murder on Safari. Manufacturer: Penguin Books Release date: 1 August 1989 ISBN-10 : 0140112553 ISBN-13: 9780140112559.
Elspeth Joscelin Huxley CBE (née Grant; 23 July 1907 – 10 January 1997) was an author, journalist, broadcaster, magistrate, environmentalist, farmer, and government adviser. She wrote over 40 books, including her best-known lyrical books, The Flame Trees of Thika and The Mottled Lizard, based on her youth in a coffee farm in British Kenya. Her husband, Gervas Huxley, was a grandson of Thomas Huxley and a cousin of Aldous Huxley.
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Life at Government House in the African colony of Chania seems relaxed and booming though Olivia Brandeis, a young anthropologist, senses trouble brewing. Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group.
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Fairly sustained interest due to a variety of possibilities, but hurt by mediocre style and dialogue. A governor of an African province under British rule, is found murdered - and a profusion of motives emerge, with numerous suspects. Vachell, a Canadian detective, and Olivia, a young archeologist, trace down the clues. Good detection - Voodoo and witchcraft - people a bit dull.
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8 powerful crime books by African writers you should read right now. 04/18/2016. Murder at Government House is set in the colonial town of Chania, where the governor is found strangled at his desk after a dinner party. Canadian-born Superintendent Vachel of the CID is called in to investigate. He finds himself in a web of colonial intrigue and dubious business dealings. The book is good not only because of the intriguing characters and plot, but because the reader finds the premise completely believable because the perspective is purely African. 5. Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey.
Enter Superintendent Vachell. His interrogation removes the crust of calm from the local community. But it is not until Olivia relates her encounter with a tribal witchdoctor that the riddle surrounding the murder is solved.
"Secret societies, murder and mystery are set against the vivid African landscape in this crime classic from the author of THE AFRICAN POISON MURDERS and THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA." (Publisher's Source)