Regular price: $27.97

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $27.97

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Award-winning screenwriter Malla Nunn delivers a stunning and darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Detective Emmanuel Cooper - a man caught up in a time and place where racial tensions and the raw hunger for power make life very dangerous indeed. The first in her Detective Emmanuel Cooper series, A Beautiful Place to Die marks the debut of a talented writer who reads Graham Greene. It is a tale of murder, passion, corruption, and the corrosive double standard that defined an apartheid nation.
©1991 Philip R. Craig; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

."Smooth prose and a deft plot make this novel a welcome addition to crime fiction set in South Africa." (Australian Publishers Weekly)
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Robyn on 01-19-15

Great story

Enjoyed this story very much and I always like Humphrey Bowers narration. I highly recommend it, never a dull moment

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By C on 01-01-11

Easy Listening

A great story. I got to know the characters. Was easy to listen to without being too simple. I did not guess the ending, which is always a mark of a good crime thriller for me. Narrator was very good too, with different acents. I will be looking out for this new authors next book!

Read More Hide me

By Richard on 11-05-09

Outstanding

This is an outstanding book. A good plot, vivid characters operating in a well described landscape, excellently narrated by Humphrey Bower make this one of the most enjoyable audiobooks I have listened to this year

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Lynette on 09-28-16

COULDN'T STOP LISTENING

Loved it.. narrator did a great job with the accents.. true to form Humphrey. The author picked up the true way the climate of South Africa was in the 1950's. Highly recommended this book.

Read More Hide me

By Amazon Customer on 07-23-15

Good read

Interesting storyline! narrated well. This will encourage me to try another of his books. Similar in style to Wilbur Smith.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2017 Audible, Inc