Death in Zanzibar by M.M. Kaye
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Fun read like unto my favorite Mary Stewart books, a vintage mystery romance.
Like Stewart's books, it has a great sense of place - in this case, Zanzibar, an island off the coast of Africa. Which, incidentally, I have visited and had a terrible case of food poisoning. Not to brag. Also like Stewart's books, this read takes place in a bygone era of grace and charm (1950's) which lends itself to an enjoyable retro read. Unlike Stewart's books, the main character was kind of weak and helpless. I prefer a more substantial lead.
I read this on the Ko Olina beach in Hawaii. It was the perfect compliment to lounging around in the sun.
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