A Beautiful Place to Die : Detective Emmanuel Cooper

  • by Malla Nunn
  • Narrated by Humphrey Bower
  • Series: Detective Emmanuel Cooper
  • 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Award-winning screenwriter Malla Nunn delivers a stunning and darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Detective Emmanuel Cooper - a man caught up in a time and place where racial tensions and the raw hunger for power make life very dangerous indeed. The first in her Detective Emmanuel Cooper series, A Beautiful Place to Die marks the debut of a talented writer who reads Graham Greene. It is a tale of murder, passion, corruption, and the corrosive double standard that defined an apartheid nation.


What the Critics Say

."Smooth prose and a deft plot make this novel a welcome addition to crime fiction set in South Africa." (Australian Publishers Weekly)


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Easy Listening

A great story. I got to know the characters. Was easy to listen to without being too simple. I did not guess the ending, which is always a mark of a good crime thriller for me. Narrator was very good too, with different acents. I will be looking out for this new authors next book!
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- C


This is an outstanding book. A good plot, vivid characters operating in a well described landscape, excellently narrated by Humphrey Bower make this one of the most enjoyable audiobooks I have listened to this year
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- Richard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-04-2009
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd