The Honey Guide - Richard Crompton“The sun is at the vertical, and shade is as scarce as charity on Biashara Street.”

Every time I opened The Honey Guide, sat in my cold Cambridge room last February, I could almost feel the Nairobi heat hit my face. The story follows Mollel, a memorable Maasai detective seeking justice amidst the chaos of the 2007 Kenyan election violence, navigating a maze of personal, political and tribal issues along the way. More than just a crime thriller, Crompton called this ‘an attempt to capture the spirit, energy and courage of this remarkable city’, his adopted home.

Set in Nairobi, Kenya.

Recommended by @lewisalloyd.

Buy the book here.