Long Nights and Long Knives

The Mau Mau Uprising
ISBN 1-84683-156-3
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by Alastair Tompkins
A novel set in Kenya at the time of the 1952 Mau Mau insurgency.

Based on the author's real-life experiences as an officer in the Kenyan police during the 1950s, this novel is full of authentic detail and is a historically accurate portrayal of the activities of the Mau Mau rebels in Kenya in the last days of British colonial rule. It's also a very readable detective story set in an exotic location that is sure to be appreciated by any lover of crime fiction.

The place is Kenya, East Africa. The year is 1952. In the area bordering the Kikuyu Tribal Reserve, a chain of disturbing and unusual events starts to unfold...

Called upon to investigate the brutal murder of a European farmer and his wife, Superintendent Lewis and Chief Inspector Dundas of the Kenya Police stumble upon something far more sinister than they could ever have imagined.

With their only witness dead and their suspect disappeared, the long hunt to trace the person or persons responsible and to bring them to justice begins...

details softback | 140 x 205mm | 238 pages
genre historical crime / detective novel

Kenya | British Colonial Police | Mau Mau rebellion