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By Elspeth Huxley | Comments: ( 569 ) | Date: ( Jan 25, 2020 )

Safaris can be dangerous business, but when Lady Baradale insists on bringing her priceless jewelry on the expedition, she and her gems become the prey Set against the African landscapes of 1930s Kenya.

  • Title: Murder on Safari
  • Author: Elspeth Huxley
  • ISBN: 9780140011296
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Elspeth Huxley

Elspeth Joscelin Huxley CBE was a polymath, writer, journalist, broadcaster, magistrate, environmentalist, farmer, and government advisor She wrote 30 books but she is best known for her lyrical books The Flame Trees of Thika and The Mottled Lizard which were based on her experiences growing up in a coffee farm in Colonial Kenya Nellie and Major Josceline Grant, Elspeth Grant s parents, arrived in Thika in what was then British East Africa in 1912, when she was 5 years old, to start a life as coffee farmers and colonial settlers Flame Trees explores how unprepared for rustic life the early British settlers really were Elspeth was educated at a whites only school in Nairobi.She left Africa in 1925, earning a degree in agriculture at Reading University in England and studying at Cornell University in upstate New York Elspeth returned to Africa periodically, becoming the Assistant Press Officer to the Empire Marketing Board in 1929 She married Gervas Huxley, a cousin of Aldous Huxley in 1931 They had one son, Charles, who was born in February 1944 She resigned her post in 1932 and traveled widely She was appointed an independent member of the Advisory Commission for the Review of the Constitution of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland the Monckton Commission An advocate of colonialism early in life, she later called for independence for African countries In the 1960s, she served as a correspondent for the National Review magazine.Most of Elspeth Huxley s writing reflects on her experiences growing up in Kenya and her continued interest in African development Her output includes both novels and non fiction autobiography, travel writing, political exposition, biography, and journalism, produced throughout the latter half of the twentieth century her book publishing career alone spanned than sixty years Sympathising from the beginning with the white settlers and increasingly with the black Africans, with a professional background in agriculture as well as journalism, she became a skilled interpreter of Africa to the world outside, even while remembering that no person of one race and culture can truly interpret events from the angle of individuals who belong to a different race and culture This has not exempted her from later strong critique of her racial attitudes attitudes which were normal, nearly inescapable, for her generation, her race, and her colonial identity.As a professional she prided herself on being able to turn her pen to anything Her polemical writing on environmental issues, for instance, deserves to be better known.

Comments Murder on Safari

  • Terri

    Vachell, a young policeman is called in to a safari undercover as a hunter when Lady Baradale's jewels are stolen. Soon after his arrival, she is murdered. Vachell has to sort out all the intrigues and characters and find out what is going on. His solution turns out to be wrong and the actual truth is complex and very interesting. Really enjoyed the setting and the ridiculousness of the rich's idea of a safari with a generator and all sorts of luxuries. It was a different time and this book is g [...]

  • Sue

    Danny De Mare leads safari trips. He comes to Superintendent Vachell's office to persuade him to join the current safari in order to investigate the theft of Lady Baradale's jewels. Vachell agrees to go and travels back to the group with De Mare. The day after their arrival, Lady Baradale is dead of a gunshot wound to the head. So now he has a theft case and a murder case on his hands. Re-read in 2013. I got a sense of the group and of the daily events of the safari - the kind where the point is [...]

  • Mare

    Well and truly enjoyed this book. Well defined characters, authentic setting, and nicely paced. A delight for the mind.

  • Ethan Hulbert

    I recently picked up Murder on Safari by Elspeth Huxley and greatly enjoyed reading through it. Elspeth Huxley is a good writer who’s from Africa originally, and knows a great deal about safaris, guns, wildlife, and native culture, and it shows. This book was a no thrills mystery, but the mystery was well developed.Also, “Elspeth Huxley”. What a name! I love it.Murder On Safari starts out with only Theft On Safari. An investigator is called in, and goes undercover as a hunter to keep tails [...]

  • Bev

    I had seen various copies of Elspeth Huxley's mysteries numerous times at our Friends of the Library bookshop. I had also read a lovely review of Murder on Safari penned by Sergio over at Tipping My Fedora back in 2011. I eventually picked up a copy for myself in June of 2012 and here I am now with my own take on Huxley's book set in Kenya, Africa. I'm afraid that TomCat over at Beneath the Stains of Time will be most disappointed to find that I lean more heavily towards Sergio's rating of the b [...]

  • Robert

    Reading this book was so painful. Huxley apparently only wrote 3 mysteries featuring Inspector Vachell and now I've read each of them. I have enjoyed reading these so much more than almost any of the better known British mystery writers of the decades between WWI and WWII.It's sad that there aren't more. But perhaps that's the key. She was only willing to publish as much as her imagination would support and chose not to publish additional works that weren't up to the same standard.Her stories ar [...]

  • Muphyn

    A fun, old-fashioned murder mystery set in the African bush. It's age shows and makes you laugh as English ladies and lords stalk around the bush in evening gowns and tucks, sitting formally down to dinner while the "natives" or "savages" enjoy a good old maize meal.Of course, it's not entirely "politically correct" ;) but it gives a glimpse of the colonial mind set still firmly in place in the 1930s and has quite a few rather hilarious lines and things taking place (e.g. having a bath in bath t [...]

  • Sarah

    Another good mystery set in Africa. Given its publication date (late 1930s) I actually found it pretty progressive as far as attitudes toward the native Africans and concerns about over-hunting of big game animals (elephants, lions, hippos, etc.) It's not the zippiest mystery I ever read, and I guessed the murderer about halfway through, but the atmosphere and exotic locale made it an enjoyable book overall.

  • Regan

    Super mystery!! Published in 1938 Huxley really paints such a vivid image of life of the times, things that happened on safaris and the mystery is outstanding. What was really cool was at the end, when the sleuth is unveiling who done it is there are footnotes with references to where in the book those clues were!

  • Marie

    Jolly good time. Tells the story of a lord and his lady on safari. Starts with a jewel heistends in murder. Love the language of the 1930's (when the book was written and takes place). A rainy Saturday afternoon read.

  • John Sargent

    Good plot. Good wordsmith. Clever ending

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    This should appeal to fans of Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Elspeth knows her Africa!

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