Inspector Tucker and the Leopard Men


by Landeg White
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Two people have been murdered in Sierra Leone in what appear to be acts of ritual cannibalism. They are the nephew of the Minister for Natural Resources, and a girl with the American Peace Corps. To his horror, Detective Inspector-Eustace Tucker, a Freetown Creole addicted to Jane Austen, is put in charge of the case.

He has never been ‘up country’, and by the end of an investigation involving witchcraft, diamond smuggling and the looming elections, he has come to appreciate more than he believed possibly about the country of his birth.