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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.
Dawn light on the mountains, a two metre swell coming off False Bay. PI Fish Pescado û lithe, blond-haired, six-pack û is surfing. To Fish this is paradise. Except, he has no work, and a diminishing bank balance. Until a young surfer paddles up: æHey, Fish, thereÆs a pretty chick looking for you.Æ
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.
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.
Detective inspector Jabulani Sibanda, Sergeant Ncube and Miss Daisy, the Land Rover, are once again on the tracks of a murderer. Two bodies have been discovered near Gubu, one burning at the base of a tree struck by lightning and, on the banks of the Zambezi, a second killing which threatens to tear Sibanda's life apart.
Painter Nick Steyn moves to Cape Town after separating from his partner. A young boarder moves in and they soon become friends. But one night she does not come home, and his attempts to trace her come to nothing. A fantastical, absurd yet haunting novel by the award-winning novelist Ingrid Winterbach. Translated as always by Michiel Heyns.
Sibanda and the rainbird is a crime novel based in the African bush, and introduces Detective Inspector Jabulani Sibanda, a highly-knowledgeable, cultured, bush-savvy policeman in contemporary Africa, stationed at a large village on the borders of the National Park.
Louise gaan soek hulp teen insomnia by die Jerigo Slaapkliniek in die mistige klowe van die Pelgrimsrus-omgewing. Sy soek ook na haar verloofde wat hier is vir hulp, maar vir 'n ruk niks van hom laat hoor het nie.
A serial killer is on the loose. The bodies of teenage girls are found in the veld at regular intervals: raped, tortured and hanged. The police have to answer the parents questions, but they canÆt.
On the outskirts of Durban, a car is hijacked. The Suzanne Fessey fights back and kills one thief but the other, wounded, escapes with her baby strapped into the back seat. Called in to pursue the missing vehicle are helicopter tracker pilot Nia Carras, and wildlife researcher Mike Dunn, the only man nearby on the ground who can follow the car.
An honest and humorous collection of short stories about growing up in South Africa under the rule of apartheid and finding interesting ways to cheat the system. Later, Rafique Gangat became one of the first diplomats of colour, and he shares behind-the-scene stories about life as a diplomat during the 90s and changing times in South Africa.
Who can stop a maniacal Russian and his private army? Surely not a handful of Cape Town gangsters and an investment banker/ex-scuba diving instructor.
Brilliant jazz pianist Bent lives from gig to gig in a city of dead ends. He is plagued by fragmented visions of the past, and has resigned himself to a life of quiet desolation. That is, until the night he meets wealthy and eccentric jazz fan Leonard Fry.
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.
Maybe it was an error for crime reporter Maggie Cloete to ignore the call from the softly-spoken man. Now he is dead. Someone put four bullets in Balthasar's chest. It is post-apartheid South Africa, at the turn of the century.
This is modern Lusaka where the line between juju and religion is blurred, the arcane and the mundane muddle and nothing is what is seems.