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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, A Nest Of Voodoo Dolls and Black Cloud Rider, written by B. K. Knight, look at the dark side of traditional beliefs against a vivid Botswana backdrop.
Traditional beliefs and medication have forever been delicate issues in Botswana. The relationship between Christianity and traditional and indigenous beliefs in contemporary Botswana has been the subject of debate. These issues, which have significant repercussions for society and its values, have sparked ongoing national debates and discussions. In her books, A Nest Of Voodoo Dolls and Black Cloud Rider, writer B.K. Knight investigates a portion of these specific issues as she paints an undeniably exhilarating story of crime and mystery
B.K. Knight has created a haunting world, dynamic characters, and a lot of tension in these books, expertly balancing suspense and tension to deliver a captivating read, making the books not for the faint of heart because they combine suspense with clues to keep readers engaged until the very end.
A Nest Of Voodoo Dolls
Botswana Police Sergeant Duski Lcha is the daughter of a Zionist preacher whose sermons berate witch doctors and their ungodly practises. Desperate to find a man she could call her own in a culture where infidelity is the norm and the possibility of forming a monogamous relationship is as unlikely as getting frostbite in the Kalahari, Duski does the unthinkable in order to achieve this goal.
With her fathers sermons constantly whirling around her head, she seeks the services of a local witch doctor who prescribes her a ritual bath. But when Ali, the constable she later meets and falls in love with after taking the prescribed bath, becomes the third victim of an elusive killer, Duski begins to wonder if this is the work of a wrathful deity.
Like the other victims, when Alis body is discovered, his genitals are missing, but Duski is convinced that the ritual bath she took before meeting him, has something to do with his deathif she hadnt taken the bath, would he still be alive?
With neither suspects nor leads and unwilling to let the murder of one of their own go cold, CID begin to take an interest in Duskis whereabouts on the night Ali died. The lack of a credible alibi and the determination to get CID off her back and find her boyfriends killer leaves Duski with a difficult choice. But can her fathers sermons stop her from crossing over to the dark side?
Black Cloud Rider
Black Cloud Rider tells a riveting tale that requires dexterity of thought as Duski once more turns to the darker side of faith in pursuit of answers. An ill-omened and daunting world through which Knight creates the sense of legitimacy and urgency that pervades her pages.
Populated with a host of vividly drawn characters it’s not a tale for the faint hearted with Knight notably retaining that often elusive balance between tension and suspense, as clues are revealed. Not to be given freely, but designed to keep readers guessing to the end, as several narrative threads come together. She sets out to keep you on tenterhooks throughout and she achieves it with admirable ease to deliver an addictive read.
Betty Keletso Knight
Betty Keletso Knight was born in the eastern Botswana religious community of Lentswe-le-Moriti. She joined the Botswana Police Service and played flute and saxophone in their marching band. Later, she quit her position as a sergeant to get a new education degree in English. After that, she and her husband made their way to England, where she got her master’s degree in English literature and is now working on getting her doctorate in postcolonial critical and creative research. She writes crime fiction, teaches English, and occasionally visits Botswana.
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A Nest of Voodoo Dolls is now available on Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/422lSxC
Black Cloud Rider is also available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/45p3m5y
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