Uriah's Vengenace

Masimba Musodza














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“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 first published Dread Eye Detective Agency novel. Ce-Ce and Farai are assigned by the wife of a wealthy businessman to protect him from a possible attempt on his life by an extortionist. Despite their efforts, he is brutally murdered in one of his homes and they have to find his killer. Clues point to a quest for revenge for a terrible wrong dating back to Zimbabwe’s war for independence.


However as the sister and brother duo uncover the past, shocking discoveries suggest a motive much closer to the ethos of contemporary society; sheer avarice.


“Through twist and turns, the author unlocks a complicated jigsaw puzzle in a way that leaves the reader on the edge. It is one of the books one can’t put down until one finishes reading. It is also that book that lingers in your memory for much longer after you finish reading it, one that you can not shake off your system” -Sarudzayi Chifamba-Barnes, Harare Tribune


"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