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Malla Nunn
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November News 2014
November News 2014 rated it 4 years ago
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...
MAS
MAS rated it 6 years ago
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.
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 6 years ago
Finished August 14, 2012
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 8 years ago
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...
Will's Reading List
Will's Reading List rated it 9 years ago
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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