The Cabinda Affair
World War II is over but Hooper Taliaferro is still in Africa, tying up Uncle Sam’s loose ends. The latest end is in Cabinda, a tiny Portuguese colony with gaily painted buildings and a history of slave-trading. Hoop should have a pleasant stay at the home of the local administrator—the beer, after all, is cold, and the women beautiful—but the other guests are an unpleasant mix of hangers-on, including a shady lawyer and an overly chummy Brit on constant look-out for a loan. When one of them is murdered, Hoop calls in Dr. Mary Finney, the Miss Marple of the tropics. As usual, Hoop is a bit fuzzy on the details, but the formidable Dr. Finney has both stellar sleuthing skills and a .45 in her “necessaries” bag.
"Stamped with the civilized irony that is particularly Head’s own” —New York Times
Who's likely to like this: Fans of Agatha Christie’s “Miss Marple” series
2017 • Fiction/Mystery • 216 pages • ISBN: 9781631941108