Last Seen in Lapaz (An Emma Djan Investigation #3) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 3 in the An Emma Djan Investigation series.


Kwei Quartey transports readers to Ghana with this riveting third installment in the Shamus Award-winning Private Investigator Emma Djan series.

When Nnamdi Ojukwu’s daughter, Ngozi, elopes with her boyfriend, Femi, Nnamdi appeals to Accra detective Emma Djan to investigate Ngozi’s whereabouts.

Weeks later, Femi is found murdered at his opulent residence in Accra, and Ngozi still has not been found. As Emma digs further, she discovers Femi was part of a network of sex traffickers in Europe and several West African countries. Migrants from Ghana and Nigeria are duped into thinking they are on their way to success and riches in Italy. But once there, they are manipulated into sex work with little chance of escape.

As successful as Femi was, he made a lot of enemies, all of whom had possible motives to kill him. The question is, which one of them did it? Not only does Emma have to hunt the killer down; she’s in a race against time to find Ngozi—that is, if she’s still alive.

About the Author

Kwei Quartey was born in Ghana and raised by a black American mother and a Ghanaian father. A practicing physician, he lives and works in Pasadena. He is the author of five other critically acclaimed novels in the Darko Dawson series, Wife of the Gods, Children of the Street, Murder at Cape Three Points, Gold of Our Fathers and Death by His Grace. Find him on Twitter@doublekwei and on his website,

Product Details
ISBN: 9781641293396
ISBN-10: 164129339X
Publisher: Soho Crime
Publication Date: February 7th, 2023
Language: English
Series: An Emma Djan Investigation