A Beautiful Place to Die : Detective Emmanuel Cooper

  • by Malla Nunn
  • Narrated by Saul Reichlin
  • Series: Detective Emmanuel Cooper
  • 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Unfolding in 1952 South Africa, A Beautiful Place to Die is a riveting international mystery that flows from the pen of author Malla Nunn. Police officer Emmanuel Cooper is dispatched to a remote town after a police captain is found murdered in a creek. Even though Cooper judges the crime open and shut, the government's feared Special Branch is summoned, making for an intrigue that will titillate any mystery fan.


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Police Procedural & The Pain Of Apartheid

I only lasted through the first chapter of this crime story/police procedural set in 1952 South Africa. I found this story of apartheid abhorrent and not a source of entertainment. The book drops the reader into a world that I don't understand and the author offers little in the way of explanation or insight into that world. The vocabulary was repetitive and the writing vague. Sorrowful and simply not for me.
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- Sara "Avid Reader"

Worth listening to both as mystery and history

This mystery occurs post WWII in South Africa in the early days of Apartheid under the the Nationalist party. The brutality and degradation of the system is captured in this excellent mystery. I read the second book and then the first book but both are worth reading in any order. Characters are multi-dimensional and complex which added to the reality of the story. The reader is terrific and made the characters come alive. I certainly hope there will be more books to come by this author and reader.
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- Majorie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-25-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books