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Karin Brynard

Weeping Waters

Cover: Weeping Waters - Karin Brynard

Karin Brynard

Weeping Waters

2018, pp. 512, Paperback
ISBN: 9781609454463
Translated by: Maya Fowler, Isobel Dixon
Region: South Africa
Book collection: World Noir
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£ 12.99

The book

“The Afrikaans Stieg Larsson.”—Rooi Rose (South Africa)

Winner of the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize, ATKV Literature Prize, and twice winner of the M-Net Literature Awards.

Inspector Albertus Markus Beeslaar is a traumatized cop who has abandoned tough city policing and a broken relationship in Johannesburg for a backwater post on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. But his dream of rural peace is soon shattered by the repeated attacks of a brutally efficient crime syndicate, as he struggles to train and connect with rookie local cops, Ghaap and Pyl, who resent his brusqueness and his old-school ways.

Along with Ghaap and Pyl, Beeslaar is plunged into the intrigue and racial tensions of the community and finds that violence knows no geographical or ethnic boundaries.

Weeping Waters marks the beginning of a great new series with a striking setting, a strong ensemble cast of characters, and suspenseful storylines.

The author

Karin Brynard
Karin Brynard is a former political and investigative journalist and uses her research skills and eye for detail to fascinating effect in Weeping Waters. She is, today, one of Penguin South Africa’s most widely read authors.

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