Friday, March 1, 2013

A beautiful place to die | Malla Nunn

The first of the Emmanuel Cooper series, I was eager to see if I was onto another good crime series. Set in South Africa it encompasses many complex issues: apartheid, land ownership, white vs white conflicts  forbidden love, corruption...A bit of everything.

I have travelled in Africa and recognised the landscapes beautifully described by Nunn. The story has pace and kept me interested. I haven't read any more in the series but will try and get to it sometime soon. Not sure it has the stamina to reinvent itself sustainably as so many issues were touched upon in this novel. Will give it a try, the writing is great.

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