I found this an entertaining read, very much in the style of Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate. In fact, if I had a major complaint, it would be that, despite a different setting and carrying a walking stick instead of a parasol, the character is just a little too like Alexia Tarabotti. Be that as it may, I did really quite like this. I enjoyed the African setting, Bee's voice as a narrator, the mystery, etc.
I did think the shrill of a wife was a bit cliched, as was the character's sense that all other females and all their silly femaleness were utterly ridiculous and dismissible. I thought the conclusion seemed a bit abrupt and I would have liked a little more of a wrap up of what happened to Kam and the twins. I was also disappointed to find it a bit of a cliffhanger, but all in all, I ended this happy enough to search out sequels.
(review of free book)