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    Pay off

    R49,00
    Why does a wealthy Scottish financier set up a drugs deal with the IRA? Jeopardise his career, endanger his family and lover by tangling with the East end underworld and a ruthless mercenary? The motive: revenge for a cold-blooded act of murder.

    Our fathers

    R219,00 R250,00
    In one of StellenboschÆs most affluent areas an apparent house break-in goes awry, leaving a millionaire property developerÆs beautiful wife dead. Inspector Albertus Beeslaar, in town to visit a former colleague, is reluctantly drawn in to the investigation led by the formidable Captain Vuyokazi Qhubeka of the Stellenbosch SAPS.

    Broken monsters

    R193,00 R220,00
    Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by DetroitÆs standards: half-boy, half-deer, somehow fused together. And itÆs only the first. As winter closes in on Detroit, strange and disturbing corpses start turning up in unusual places, pulling several lives into the killerÆs orbit.

    Agents of the state

    R201,00 R230,00
    Bring in the child tracker. ThatÆs Agent Vicki KahnÆs assignment, her first foreign mission for the State Security Agency. That the child tracker is a top fashion model with connections to the presidentÆs son is an added complication. Especially when Vicki watches as the modelÆs limp body is wheeled away at Schiphol airport.

    Killer Country

    R49,00 R210,00
    Mace Bishop and Pylon Buso offer guarding services to the rich in Cape Town, but they want out: tired of the egos and of being shot at, they invest dirty money in a property deal. Obed Chocho is their ruthless opposing bidder and his lawyer, Sheemina February, is as manipulative as he.

    An empty coast

    R155,00 R180,00
    A body. A cover up. A buried secret. Sonja Kurtz is in Vietnam carrying out a personal revenge mission when her daughter sends a call for help. Emma is on a dig at the edge of NamibiaÆs Etosha National Park studying archaeology and sheÆs discovered a body that dates back to the countryÆs liberation war of the 1980s.

    Red earth

    R264,00 R310,00
    An assassination, a stolen baby, a race to the death. On the outskirts of Durban, a car is hijacked. The owner, Suzanne Fessey, fights back and kills one thief but the other, wounded, escapes with her baby strapped into the back seat.

    Tannie Maria & the satanic mechanic

    R195,00 R230,00
    EverybodyÆs favourite agony aunt and crime fighter Tannie Maria needs some counselling advice of her own. Lingering troubles from a previous marriage still sit heavy on her, while fresh worries about Slimkat, a local man whose fighting for his peopleÆs land threatens his life, keep her up at night.

    Tannie Maria & the satanic mechanic

    R195,00 R230,00
    EverybodyÆs favourite agony aunt and crime fighter Tannie Maria needs some counselling advice of her own. Lingering troubles from a previous marriage still sit heavy on her, while fresh worries about Slimkat, a local man whose fighting for his peopleÆs land threatens his life, keep her up at night.

    Refuge

    R69,00 R160,00
    When a criminal lawyer meets a beautiful Nigerian immigrant, his life starts to spiral out of control. Disillusioned with his marriage and the path his life has taken, Richard finds respite in Abayomi's exotic and sensual world.

    Dead in the water

    R193,00 R220,00
    Detective Storm van der Merwe is walking her dog on the beach when she makes a gruesome discovery: the body of a young journalist - missing a limb. For the residents of Grootbaai, corpses are bad for business: thousands of tourists from all over the world flock to this coastal town to shark-cage dive with its famous great whites.

    Sacrificed

    R224,00 R280,00
    Caz Colijn receives a phone call from Belgium that tears her out of her reclusive life. In Belgium, where she tries to trace her and her daughterÆs family origins, it becomes clear that that countryÆs colonial past has had as much impact on her life as the apartheid years in South Africa did.

    Face-off

    R248,00 R275,00
    Abel finds himself in Bruges, with his friend and mentor Ignaz Bouts. Soon he is on the prowl again for skins with tattoos for his Cosmic Travels, now with IgnazÆs help.

    Double echo

    R193,00 R220,00
    SomethingÆs gone sour in the Winelands à Ex-cop Paul Mullan has a lot more baggage than the rucksack heÆs carrying across the country. Filled with tension, temptation, secrets and sleight of hand, Double Echo is seasoned Afrikaans thriller writer Francois BloemhofÆs exhilarating English debut.

    Recipes for love and murder

    R195,00 R230,00
    Meet Tannie Maria: SheÆs fifty-something, short and soft (perhaps a bit too soft in the wrong places) with brown curls and untidy Afrikaans. She is also the agony aunt for the local paper, the Klein Karoo Gazette.

    Hour of darkness

    R201,00 R230,00
    It's earth hour. People worldwide are switching off their lights to mark the global energy crisis. In an exclusive housing estate outside Cape Town, violent criminals wage terror under cover of darkness. When a woman and her baby are abducted, detective Persy Jonas is brought onto the case.