Let the Dead Lie by Malla Nunn
An Emmanuel Cooper Mystery

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The second in a crime series set in 1950's South Africa when apartheid laws were first introduced.

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Malla Nunn was born in Swaziland, South Africa, and currently lives in Sydney, Australia. She is a filmmaker with three award-winning films to her credit and is currently at work on her next novel.
Published April 14, 2010 by Atria Books. 404 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Nunn teams Cooper with his former partner, the shrewd and stoical Zulu Shabalala, and with the calm but wounded Dr. Zweigman to confront an international cast of bad guys.

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Summary: Apartheid ruled in nineteen-fifties South Africa and ex-Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper found himslef suspected of three murders and is left with forty-eight hours to solve the crime.

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Series protagonist Emmanuel Cooper, a major in the South African army at the time, comes across a murdered washerwoman in a Paris doorway and immediately abandons the night’s pleasures to stay with the body until the police arrive: “…it was an insult to abandon a body in a city where law and orde...

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