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.
©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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5 out of 5 stars
By Lynette on 28-09-2016

COULDN'T STOP LISTENING

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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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 23-07-2015

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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4 out of 5 stars
By Robyn on 19-01-2015

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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