“In the grand tradition of Spillane, Doyle and Chandler, yet entirely unlike them too, this first instalment of The Dread Eye Detective Agency is a fresh and innovative leap forward for the genre. As well as plainly being a cracking good fast paced read. In all Masimba Musodza never fails to deliver, and Uriah's Vengeance is no exception, and a great step forward toward diverse African Genre Fiction”- Ivor Hartmann, editor, Story Time e-zine.
THE CHITOWN ROUGHRIDERS
Masimba Musodza continues the story of Chenai “Ce-Ce” and Farai Chisango, a Rastafarian sister and brother duo who run a detective agency in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe.
As armed bank robberies increase, the Dread Eye Detective Agency is called in to assist by captains of the country’s financial sector. Ce-Ce just happens to be in a bank when it falls victim to a daring, apparently well-planned raid and Abrihet, another Rastafarian woman, is kidnapped.
Why did the robbers take her? And why would they invite the full wrath of a legal system that still provides for capital punishment by leaving her to be found dead on the edge of the city?
"Although the novel is set in Zimbabwe to be honest it can be put in any context and country anywhere in the world. It will appeal to anyone from any continent and any cultural background thus making it an international and not just an African novel. Masimba Musodza has produced a novel that also appeals to all generations from young and old alike…Is he the new Agatha Christie, Enid Blyton, Ian Flemming? I'm really looking forward to see what else comes out from The Dread Detective Agency!" Brian Matemba
"Uriah's Vengeance kept my mind occupied until I drank the last drop of its ink. It interestingly blends very vivid and interesting characters, various cultural influences: english literature, Rastafari from a positive continental African perspective and the rising urban middle class in Zimbabwe. This is an interesting action and investigation movie where the Rastas are the heroes. ", The Bookseeker