A Beautiful Place to Die
1952 - South Africa: Hitler has been defeated... but the ideas that fired his Reich still burn in other regions of the world. Particularly in South Africa, where the Afrikaner Broederbond, the 'brotherhood of the blood", exert an unspoken but devastatingly powerful influence everywhere. Apartheid has just become law and the cultural abyss between blacks, whites and "colored" is titanic. ("Colored" was their term for people of mixed racial heritage.)
And then- a man is murdered. A powerful white Afrikaner police official. Political and social tensions coil like mambas waiting for the first misstep.
And Detective Emmanuel Cooper walks into the middle of it.
Wow. This is Malla Nunn's first book. I knew nothing of South Africa in this period; this is an eye-opener. Check out the cover blurbs. Give it a try. I think this author has some good stuff coming.
Let me know what you think.