By Malla Nunn
In a morally advanced story wealthy with authenticity, Nunn takes readers to Jacob's relaxation, a tiny city at the border among South Africa and Mozambique. it's 1952, and new apartheid legislation have lately long gone into influence, dividing a country into black and white whereas supposedly therapeutic the political rifts among the Afrikaners and the English. Tensions simmer because the fault line among the oppressed and the oppressors cuts deeper, yet it isn't till an Afrikaner police officer is located lifeless that feelings extra risky than a person notion attainable boil to the outside.
whilst Detective Emmanuel Cooper, an Englishman, starts investigating the homicide, his challenge is preempted via the robust police safety department, who're devoted to their crusade to flush out black communist radicals. yet Detective Cooper isn't really attracted to political expediency and hasn't ever been one for making acquaintances. He could be modest, yet he radiates intelligence and definitely will not be getting on his knees ahead of these in strength. as an alternative, he moves out on his personal, following a path of clues that lead him to discover a stunning forbidden love and the imperfect lifetime of Captain Pretorius, a guy whose relationships with the black and colored citizens of the city he governed have been extra advanced and extra human than somebody may have imagined.
the 1st in her Detective Emmanuel Cooper sequence, A attractive position to Die marks the debut of a skilled author who reads like a super blend of Raymond Chandler and Graham Greene. it's a story of homicide, ardour, corruption, and the corrosive double normal that outlined an apartheid state. I
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A Beautiful Place to Die: An Emmanuel Cooper Mystery (Detective Emmanuel Cooper Book 1) by Malla Nunn