A Beautiful Place To Die
Publish date: January 6th 2009
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Detective Emmanuel Cooper (#1)
A Beautiful Place to Die is a fascinating story about a police officer from Capetown South Africa sent to a little border town called Jacob's Rest to solve a murder. When he arrives, he is surprised to learn that the victim is a white police officer. Not only that, but the victim is the captain of t...
A fresh voice. Prose that gently grips you by the throat and doesn't let go. The harsh realities of the '50s in South Africa as a backdrop to an intriguing tale of a conflicted protagonist. Well worth the read.
Malla Nunn writes with such a sure and steady hand that it's hard to believe this is a first novel. She really knows how to string you along with the mystery, keeping you reading as the secret lives of the characters are slowly revealed. The mystery itself is excellent, but the intimate look at rur...
Malla Nunn's South African police novel, brilliantly -- if eerily -- set during the dominance of the National Party's Apartheid government, starts slowly, but builds to create a wholly enjoyable mystery, centered around the inexplicable but no-less real effort of the country's white-controlled estab...
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