ISBN 9789956728398
Pages 418
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2013
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Glittering Gallows

by Basil Diki

Seduced at the age of fourteen by her foster father-cum-priest, Heidi Gaynor roamed the Docklands of London and wound up at a château in France. Now she is almost seventeen and ready for a decent livelihood, but isn’t aware an opportunity can reduce her to a vulgar necessity. When her new master’s wife, Katherine, is troubled if she really saw her billionaire husband in bed with their daughter, the rich man erupts. In her investigations, Katherine undergoes a “post mortem”. The billionaire must cover his back before secrets traceable to Gregory Rasputin consume his family. Regis is the billionaire’s vagrant nephew, a disillusioned graduate on a quest to unknot a crime that crippled his student-nurse fiancée. He thinks he must rob a bank and play a role prophesied when he was in his boyhood. Glittering Gallows is mainly set in France, South Africa and Australia.

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About the Author

Basil Diki

Basil Diki, born in Kadoma, Zimbabwe in 1971, is an iconic prolific dramatist who has written, performed and directed numerous plays. In 1988 he pioneered the founding of Rimuka Performing Arts, a theatre company, and in 1991 founded Kadoma Actors and Writers Organisation. He has won several awards for his daring and outstanding dramaturge, notably the 2001 Writing & Publishing Award, Special Mention; Poetry and Drama from the Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association for the play The Tribe of Graves. In 2004 he won the Best Achievement & Production Award from the Zimbabwe Invitational Drama Festival Society for directing his play Behind the Façade. He is an entrepreneur and a freelance Total Quality Management practitioner. Father to a son and two daughters, he still leaves in the City of Kadoma as a celebrated thespian, drama critic and adjudicator.