The Witch Doctor's Wife (Belgian Congo Mystery #1) (Paperback)

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The Witch Doctor’s
Wife
by
Tamar Myers is set in the Congo in 1958. 
Amanda, a young missionary, leaves her South Carolina home to run a
guest house for missionaries in a small village.  She inherits a surly servant who is not
amused when she hires the witch doctor’s wife. 
The witch doctor gains possession of a huge diamond, but diamonds are
the purview of the Belgian government, not 
Africans.  This leads, of course,
to murder.  

— Deon Stonehouse

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“A lush novel, rich with tension and intricately woven, believable characters.  Myers clearly loves the Congo—and you will love this book. I did!”

—Mary Alice Monroe, bestselling author of Last Light over Carolina

 

With The Witch Doctor’s Wife, Tamar Myers delves into her personal history as the daughter of Christian missionaries in the Belgian Congo. Rich and alive with the sights and sounds of the continent—as exciting, evocative, charming, and suspenseful as Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels—Myer’s unforgettable excursion to colonial Africa recalls Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible, even the Academy Award-nominated film Blood Diamond. Award-winning author Carolyn Hart raves: “Mesmerizing….The Witch Doctor’s Wife will long linger in the hearts and minds of readers. Authentic. Powerful. Triumphant.”

About the Author


Tamar Myers is the author of the Belgian Congo series and the Den of Antiquity series as well as the Pennsylvania-Dutch mysteries. Born and raised in the Congo, she lives in North Carolina.

Praise For…


“Myers’ charming sense of humor lightens the darkness of her subject (murder, of course!).”
— Rock Hill Herald, South Carolina

“Only an author with an intimate knowledge of the Congo—its people, landscape, and culture--could write a novel with such confidence and authority. This is a lush novel, rich with tension and intricately woven, believable characters. Myers clearly loves the Congo—and you will love this book. I did!”
— Mary Alice Monroe, bestselling author of Last Light over Carolina

Tamar Myers’ mesmerizing novel of mid-twentieth century Congo plumbs passion, despair, and courage. The Witch Doctor’s Wife will long linger in the hearts and minds of readers. Authentic. Powerful. Triumphant.
— Carolyn Hart, author of Dare to Die

Myers draws on her own experiences as the daughters of white missionaries living in the Belgian Congo for this dazzling novel full of authentic African lore....This marks a major breakthrough for Myers as she displays storytelling skills...
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061727832
ISBN-10: 0061727830
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 20th, 2009
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Belgian Congo Mystery