Easy Motion Tourist is a compelling crime novel set in contemporary Lagos. It features Guy Collins, a British hack who stumbles by chance into the murky underworld of the city. A woman's mutilated body is discarded by the side of a club near one of the main hotels in Victoria Island. Collins, a bystander, is picked up by the police as a potential suspect. After experiencing the unpleasant realities of a Nigerian police cell, he is rescued by Amaka, a Pam Grier-esque Blaxploitation heroine with a saintly streak. As Collins discovers more of the darker aspects of what makes Lagos tick - including the clandestine trade in organs - he also falls slowly for Amaka. Little do they realise how the body parts business is wrapped up in the power and politics of the city. The novel features a motley cast of supporting characters, including a memorable duo of low-level Lagos gangsters, Knockout and Go-Slow. Easy Motion Tourist pulsates with the rhythms of Lagos, reeks of its open drains, and entertains from beginning to end. A modern thriller featuring a strong female protagonist, prepared to take on the Nigerian criminal world on her own.

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The Crime Review

28 Dec 2016
7.0
Read this book for: gritty, dark thriller, strong female heroine, political and cultural themes, violence, original and unique work Quick Review: Gritty, gripping, and hard to put down, EASY MOTION TOURIST delves into the dark side of Lagos, with a n ...
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Wawa Book Review

28 Dec 2016
9.0
Although the perennial perpetuation of untruths about Nigeria can overwhelm, Easy Motion Tourist is a fair depiction of the mass hysteria and genuine fears of Nigerian society in the ’90s. Easy Motion Tourist is a tale of human savagery, a narrativ ...
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Book Muse UK

28 Dec 2016
8.0
Leye Adenle’s Easy Motion Tourist is a crime drama set in the dark underbelly of Lagos, where the inhabitants of the wealthy enclave of Victoria Island are more concerned with preserving their luxurious lifestyle than solving the murder of an unkno ...
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crimereview.co.uk

28 Dec 2016
7.0
Set in the corrupt heart of the most corrupt city in the world, this stunning debut is probably the first genuine noir thriller by an African writer. And, if you’ll pardon the pun, noir doesn’t come blacker than this – a cross between the wilde ...
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Brittle Paper

28 Dec 2016
6.0
Leye Adenle’s debut novel, Easy Motion Tourist, a fast paced detective novel set entirely in the city of Lagos, is about a British parachute journalist on the trail of electoral fraud in newly-democratic Nigeria. Though it sometimes reads like a Lo ...
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Olisa.tv

28 Dec 2016
7.0
When you are done reading Easy Motion Tourist by Leye Adenle, you end up thinking of books such as The Black Temple, Mark of the Cobra, The Blackmailers, The Betrayer, in short you are reminded of the Pacesetters Series novels that once dominated the ...

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Publisher:

Cassava Republic Press (Nigeria)

ISBN:

978-1-911-11506-9

Language:

English

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