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Food of Ghosts Set against an exotic backdrop, this thriller has a complex heroine who s as fragile as she is feisty and who must tackle culture clashes and family ties as well as crime if she s to survive Karen CampbellNothing ever happens on Tarawa, a coral atoll in the middle of the Pacific Then a mutilated body is found in a children s nursery hut Detective Sergeant Louisa Townsend from Edinburgh is on the island, helping train local police officers in basic detecting skills She is asked to find the killer and jumps at the chance to be in charge of her first murder investigation She marvels at the simplicity of the task ahead after all, how difficult can it be to find the murderer on a desert island the size of a postage stamp and with only one road But nothing on Tarawa is what it seems There is a rumour the victim s eyes were eaten as part of a macabre, cannibalistic ritual and a second body is found and a third death looks suspicious With no forensics on Tarawa and no one telling the truth, Louisa begins to worry she s out of her depth not to mention the voices in her head have started up again DS Townsend is an engaging, new female detective from Edinburgh, who is as impetuous as she is ambitious, with an innate sense of justice at her core Her determination to find the killer is matched only by her struggle to overcome an obsessive compulsive disorder, which threatens to consume her To read Food of Ghosts is to be taken to Tarawa and be immersed in the sights and sounds of the gloriously contradictory island and its people Food of Ghosts is the first in a series of crime novels featuring DS Louisa Townsend


About the Author: Marianne Wheelaghan

I left home at seventeen and returned to Edinburgh after twenty five years, where I now live with my family The Blue Suitcase is my first novel An historic fiction, it was published in 2010 The interest shown in it has been remarkable It was inspired by my mother s life and based on letters and diaries I found after her death The novel tells the story of an ordinary Christian girl girl growing up in Nazi Germany My first and second crime novels are Food Of Ghosts and The Shoeshine Killer respectively They are both The Scottish Detective Lady mysteries, featuring the feisty, fictional detective DS Louisa Townsend To read a Scottish Detective Lady mystery is to be taken on a thrilling trip to the Pacific and immersed in its many glorious cultures and peoples Before becoming a writer I did many things, including being a croupier, a marketing manager, a chambermaid, a cashier, a Brussels sprouts picker, but mostly I was a teacher I taught English and or Drama in Germany, Spain, the Republic of Kiribati and Papua New Guinea I also wrote plays The best time for planning a book is while you re doing the dishes Agatha Christie



10 thoughts on “Food of Ghosts

  1. Kylie D Kylie D says:

    An interesting mystery, in an exotic location, Food Of Ghosts is set on the island of Tarawa, Kiribati, in the Pacific Ocean Full of superstitious locals, and a dodgy police force, DS Louisa Townsend, from Edinburgh, finds herself in charge of investigating the murder of a Spanish sea cucumber dive boat o


  2. Virginia Virginia says:

    Food of Ghosts is a complex and unpredictable crime mystery full of endless twists and turns as Scottish detective, Louisa Townsend, tries to unravel a series of bizarre deaths on Tarawa an island in the Pacific nation of Kiribati The story is deeply embedded in the local culture as Louisa is forced to deal with


  3. K. K. says:

    I read this for AroundtheWorldAThon because it s set in Kiribati And, like, how often do you find a book set in Kiribati And the setting and the crime side of things was fine Kiribati was nicely painted, and the mystery was sufficiently creepy and kept me guessing.HOWEVER.Louisa, the main character IS SO ANNOYING She has


  4. Kath Middleton Kath Middleton says:

    Louisa, a Detective Sergeant, goes to the Gilbert Island of Tarawa as a European Commission trainer She was born on the island and lived there till she was eight, when she moved with her family to Edinburgh While there, she is face with a murder and a huge amount of frustration The police have no radios, there is no SOCO service


  5. Calzean Calzean says:

    The look at life in the Melanesian nation of Kiribati was worth reading this book Louisa is half Scottish and half Kiribati, returns to her roots as a police sergeant She has OCD issues, find herself in the nowhere land of not being a real local and not being a real ex pat She is totally frustrated with the lack of resources, roadblocks


  6. Celia Celia says:

    This book takes place in a country that was completely unknown to me The location is Kiribati, a country in Oceania.It is 2004 and we meet Louisa She was born here but moved to Sweden She became a policewoman and is now back to run a programme for the local police entitled Initial Crime Investigators Programme It is quickly apparent that the lo


  7. Juliet Wilson Juliet Wilson says:

    I don t often read crime fiction, so this isn t going to be a regular crime fiction review However, having read Marianne s earlier book The Blue Suitcase and having been invited to the launch of Food of Ghosts a tropical themed event that brightened up a chilly Edinburgh evening I was keen to buy and read this, Marianne s debut crime novel Food for Gho


  8. Josie Josie says:

    Read for the 666 for 2016 An Around the World Reading Challenge This book transported me back to the atoll of Tarawa in Kiribati where I spent last year, and it was a pleasure to be whisked back to its exotic yet primitive location.A tale of a murder mystery which carefully and respectfully is played out with all of the barriers that living on Tarawa grants yo


  9. Jodi Jodi says:

    I would probably give this book 2.5 3 stars I liked the setting Tarawa, a coral atoll in the Republic of Kiribati in the Pacific It was very interesting to read about the culture and life in that area The lack of law enforcement resources certainly made investigating crime difficult The police don t have radios or access to reliable internet or computer resources The


  10. Thebooktrail Thebooktrail says:

    Booktrail the locations of Food of Ghosts Food of Ghosts booktrailIn the middle of the Pacific Ocean, no one can hear you screamFood for Ghosts is set on Tarawa, a coral atoll in the Pacific republic of Kiribati The detective who ends up investigating the murder which happens here was born on the island but has since moved to Edinburgh, Scotland This clash of culture, tempera


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