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A Beautiful Place to Die (Detective Emmanuel Cooper, Book 1) by Malla Nunn PDF

By Malla Nunn

ISBN-10: 1416586210

ISBN-13: 9781416586210

Award-winning screenwriter Malla Nunn promises a gorgeous and darkly romantic crime novel set in Nineteen Fifties apartheid South Africa, that includes Detective Emmanuel Cooper -- a guy stuck up in a time and position the place racial tensions and the uncooked starvation for strength make existence very risky indeed.

In a morally advanced story wealthy with authenticity, Nunn takes readers to Jacob's leisure, a tiny city at the border among South Africa and Mozambique. it truly is 1952, and new apartheid legislation have lately long gone into influence, dividing a country into black and white whereas supposedly therapeutic the political rifts among the Afrikaners and the English. Tensions simmer because the fault line among the oppressed and the oppressors cuts deeper, yet it's now not till an Afrikaner police officer is located lifeless that feelings extra risky than a person concept attainable boil to the skin.

whilst Detective Emmanuel Cooper, an Englishman, starts investigating the homicide, his venture is preempted through the strong police defense department, who're devoted to their crusade to flush out black communist radicals. yet Detective Cooper isn't drawn to political expediency and hasn't ever been one for making buddies. He should be modest, yet he radiates intelligence and definitely won't be getting on his knees prior to these in strength. in its place, he moves out on his personal, following a path of clues that lead him to discover a stunning forbidden love and the imperfect lifetime of Captain Pretorius, a guy whose relationships with the black and colored citizens of town he governed have been extra advanced and extra human than an individual can have imagined.

the 1st in her Detective Emmanuel Cooper sequence, A appealing position to Die marks the debut of a skilled author who reads like a super blend of Raymond Chandler and Graham Greene. it's a story of homicide, ardour, corruption, and the corrosive double usual that outlined an apartheid state. I

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