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.
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Raised in the Congo herself, the child of missionaries, Myers uses her intimate knowledge of the people, the culture, and the landscape to add richness to this stunning story of an abandoned infant raised by a tribe of headhunters - a masterful mystery that fans of Alexander McCall Smith and The #1 Ladies’ Detective Agency will adore.
Like Alexander McCall Smith's ever-popular No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels, The Boy Who Stole the Leopard's Spots immerses listeners in a breathtaking African landscape they simply will not wish to leave. For the third time, author Tamar Myers carries listeners a world away from Charleston, South Carolina, and her Den of Antiquity cozy mysteries - circling the globe to the Belgian Congo in equatorial Africa in the 1950s.
When Julia Elaine Newton, a young, pretty Ohio girl, volunteered to go on a mission to the Belgian Congo, she knew it was going to be a huge change. But she never expected to wind up teaching at an all-girls boarding school that consisted mostly of runaway child brides!