Book Revfiew – The Boy who stole the Leopard’s Spots by Tamar Myers


Publisher: Harper Collins in 2012

ISBN: 978-0-06-199773-0

Genre: Mystery

sent to me by http://www.bestsellersworld.com for review

This is a beautifully written, excellent book about murder, superstition, cannibalism, relations between whites and natives, priest and missionaries, slaves and free.  A lot of ground is covered in this novel set in the Belgian Congo in two time zones, 1958 and flashbacks to 1935.

The characters are vivid and real and even though I have never been to the Congo I now feel as though I have.  The descriptions are so crisp and clear I feel I could draw a map of the area and can see images in my head that are like photographic memories.

The writing style is wonderful as it gives you a clear feel for all the different tribes included as well as the differing personalities of the Belgians, Americans, and English involved.

I enjoyed this mystery novel so much that I intend to add all Tamar Myers other books to my to-read list.

Personal read 5.5: I loved it.

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~ by adelesymonds on June 3, 2012.

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