Joe Sabuni (aka Jonas Kilmani)

Created by Tish Farrell JONAS KILMANI  is a young man in the fictional African nation of Mbogono, and he's by no means a natural detective. But when his uncle Micah offers him a job tracking down a guy who owes him money, Jonah jumps at the chance -- after all, he has student loans to pay, … Continue reading Joe Sabuni (aka Jonas Kilmani)

John Daka

Created by John Chitambo Private investigator JOHN DAKA is on the trail of a beautiful missing woman, in this YA novel from the 1990s, part of the "Pacesetters" series, written by Zimbabwe author John Chitambo. The Pacesetters series was a collection of works of popular fiction for young adult readers written by notable African authors, and published … Continue reading John Daka

Sabrina & Hilton Shire

Created by E.D. Bird A self-published novel by Elaine D. Bird, a Scottish writer living in Zimbabwe, Goldenviron: The First Encounter (2011) follows private investigator SABRINA SHIRE, who's hired a woman to find out who murdered her husband Ben Curl, apparently the only shareholder in a giant mining company, Goldenviron, in an apparently-unnamed African nation. The story kicks in with Sabrina … Continue reading Sabrina & Hilton Shire

Precious Ramotswe

Created by Alexander McCall Smith One of the most unlikely but likable of private eyes, PRECIOUS RAMOTSWE is a fat, jolly young (she's only 22 in the first novel) woman who sets up The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency in Gaborone, Botswana, thus becoming that emerging south African nation's first female detective. Although there's something downright … Continue reading Precious Ramotswe

Makana

Created by Parker Bilal Pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub Former Sudanese police inspector MAKANA is a refugee still trying to overcome a life of tragedy and heartbreak, a mostly despised outsider living in Cairo on a waterlogged houseboat docked in the Nile, scraping by as a low-rent private detective in a world of the ancient poor … Continue reading Makana