Let the Dead Lie

Let the Dead Lie

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, 1953  Forced to resign from his position of Detective Sergeant and re-classified as 'mixed race' after an incident involving a young black woman, Emmanuel Cooper winds up powerless and alone in the tough coastal city of Durban, mixing labouring with surveillance work for his old boss, Major van Nickerk.  Patrolling the freight yards one night, he stumbles upon the body of a young boy and the detective in him cannot, or will not, walk away.  When two more bodies - this time an older English woman and her maid - are discovered at his boarding house, he unwittingly become

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781405039208
Location: 
South Africa
Series: 
Emmanuel Cooper
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2010

Top Ten(s) of 2010

Having just posted my top 10 (with wiggle room) on 4MA - I thought I'd repeat it here.  Mind you, it's a thankless task having to pick an arbitrary number out of all the great books I've been lucky enough to read this year....

LET THE DEAD LIE - Malla Nunn

Author Information
Book Title: 
Let the Dead Lie
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781405039208
Series: 
Emmanuel Cooper
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
South Africa
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2010