A new short mystery giving life to the highly-praised characters and world of Because We Are: A Novel of Haiti, The Kings of Nothing picks up as Edge St. Marc, a renowned Haitian-born musician, comes to the slums of Port-au-Prince to play a one-time concert. The only problem? When called to the stage, the singer has vanished. Only pint-sized detectives Libète and Jak can put the pieces together before the spurned community erupts in conflict.
Set in the months prior to the full-length mystery novel Because We Are, Oswald offers another winning exploration of the slums of Haiti in a unique story reverberating with the power of music and the folly of celebrity.