Los Angeles Times – February 4, 2021
“Set in the lavish Trasacco Valley — the Beverly Hills of Accra, Ghana — the second in a series by Quartey, a Ghanaian-American retired physician based in Pasadena, skewers class, wealth, political maneuvering and corruption.”
The Washington Post – January 15, 2021
“I sifted through what seemed like hundreds of new thrillers and mysteries meant to divert our attention from the news and the blues of this early winter season, five made the cut. “
Sleep Well My Lady by Kwei Quartey is one of them!
“The sweetly crafty Emma is the main attraction here, but her colleagues at the Sowah detective agency are also a companionable bunch in this beautifully crafted tale in which the glamorous Lady Araba is murdered for either business, family or a long list of other reasons.” — Richard Lipez
Publishers Weekly Starred Review – November 2020
In Quartey’s terrific sequel to 2020’s The Missing American, PI Emma Djan takes on a nearly year-old cold case—the murder of high-profile fashion icon Lady Araba in the bedroom of her lush mansion in a gated community known as the Beverly Hills of Accra, Ghana….Smooth prose complements the well-wrought plot. This distinctive detective series deserves a long run. Smooth prose complements the well-wrought plot. This distinctive detective series deserves a long run.
Kirkus Reviews – October 2020
“Intimate . . . The law may believe that fashion mogul Lady Araba Tagoe was murdered by her chauffeur, Kweku-Sam, but her aunt, Dele Tetteyfio, isn’t having any of it . . . But the case turns out to be more complex than Auntie Dele imagines, and there’s no guarantee that she’ll be pleased with the results Emma and her colleagues dig up by assuming false identities and going undercover at every waking moment. A gripping setup, some workaday sleuthing, and a neatly turned solution.”
Library Journal – October 2020
“This engaging and well-developed mystery will appeal to readers looking for a solid police procedural with compelling characters and an international setting. The local culture is vivid, and a glossary at the end aids readers with unfamiliar words.”
Booklist – September 2020
“Brilliantly executed… Quartey, also the author of the Darko Dawson series, is one of the strong voices in the current wave of African crime fiction.”