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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


Loved it.. narrator did a great job with the accents.. true to form Humphrey. The author picked up the true way the climate of South Africa was in the 1950's. Highly recommended this book.
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- Lynette

Good read

Interesting storyline! narrated well. This will encourage me to try another of his books. Similar in style to Wilbur Smith.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

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