Blessed Are The Dead: The Detective Emmanuel Cooper series, Book 3 : Detective Emmanuel Cooper

  • by Malla Nunn
  • Narrated by Humphrey Bower
  • Series: Detective Emmanuel Cooper
  • 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Please note: Blessed Are the Dead has also been published under the alternate title Silent Valley.
A remote town. A girl of rare and exquisite beauty. A murder that silences a whole community.
The body of a seventeen-year-old girl has been found covered in wildflowers on a hillside in the Drakensberg Mountains, near Durban. She is the daughter of a Zulu chief, destined to fetch a high bride price. Was Amahle as innocent as her family claims, or is her murder a sign that she lived a secret life?
Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper is sent to investigate. He must enter the guarded worlds of a traditional Zulu clan and a white farming community to gather up the clues Amahle left behind and bring her murderer to justice. But the silence in the valley is deafening, and it seems that everyone - from the uncooperative local police officer, to the white farm boy who seems obsessed with the dead girl - has something to hide.
With no cause of death and no motive, Cooper's investigation is blocked at each turn. Can he tough it out, or will the small-town politics that stir up his feelings about the past be more than he can bear?
In this tale of murder and mystery, Nunn entangles us in a rich and complex web of witchcraft, tribalism, taboo relationships...and plain old-fashioned greed.


What the Critics Say

"Will ... resonate in your mind long after you have turned the last page." (Courier Mail)


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Customer Reviews

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Such a gift for story telling, I truly enjoyed this book. So hard to find a book that doesn't drag, get boring and that you can predict what's going to happen. So worth the credit!!
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- Desiree

It gets better by the book

Narrator is wonderful,story too.Next book downloaded.Do read the series,it takes you to another time and place.
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- SuperNana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-20-2014
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd