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.
©1991 Philip R. Craig; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing
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."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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4 out of 5 stars
By C on 01-01-11

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 05-11-09

Outstanding

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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4 out of 5 stars
By Robyn on 19-01-15

Great story

Enjoyed this story very much and I always like Humphrey Bowers narration. I highly recommend it, never a dull moment

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