Devil in the Bush
  • Published:
    Jan-2006
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    Print / eBook
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    190
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The first in the Dr. Mary Finney quartet World War II is raging, but in this dusty backwater of the Belgian Congo the most pressing problem is finding a cold beer. That’s the case at least for Hooper Taliaferro, a genial U.S. government flunkey sent to Africa on a vague errand related to the war effort. What he finds at the failing Congo-Ruizi plantation won’t help the Allies much. Like colonialism itself, the owner is dying of a slow poison, and neither his bitter, round-heeled wife nor the plantation’s manager, drowning in booze and mysterious guilt, can muster the energy to care. But along with Hooper arrives Dr. Mary Finney, a formidable missionary with both moral outrage and sleuthing skills to spare. A cross between Chekhov and Agatha Christie, Devil in the Bush introduces Dr. Finney as a sort of blunt-spoken Yankee Miss Marple, with likeable, lightweight Hooper – the series narrator – standing by as her faithful scribe.




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    • Jan-2006
    • Felony & Mayhem
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 1933397217
    • ISBN13: 9781933397214
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    • Apr-2017
    • Felony & Mayhem
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 1631941089
    • ISBN13: 9781631941085
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    • Jan-1945
    • W.W. Norton & Company
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0393085864
    • ISBN13: 9780393085860
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    • Mar-2017
    • Felony & Mayhem Press
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 1631941097
    • ISBN13: 9781631941092
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    • Mar-2017
    • Felony & Mayhem Press
    • eBook (Kindle)

 


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