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Natalie Conyer Natalie Conyer i(9047654 works by)
Born: Established: Cape Town,
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South Africa,
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Southern Africa, Africa,
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Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Natalie Conyer is a writer from Mosman, New South Wales. Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, she has won a range of awards for her short fiction at the Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Her debut novel, set in Cape Town, was published in October 2019.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2021 highly commended Scarlet Stiletto Awards Best Crime Short Story for 'Not for Sissies'.
2021 winner Scarlet Stiletto Awards Mystery with History Award for 'The Séance'.
2020 highly commended Scarlet Stiletto Awards Best Crime Short Story for 'The Black Curse'.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Present Tense Melbourne : Clan Destine Press , 2019 18343060 2019 single work novel detective

'What if justice isn't enough?

'Schalk Lourens got out his phone and started filming, something Pieterse taught him years ago. Keep a record. Do it yourself, boykie, every time. That way you can be sure. Cover your arse. Don't trust any of them.

'Schalk began with Pieterse himself, what was left of him.

'Cape Town, South Africa.

'Retired police chief Piet Pieterse has been murdered, necklaced in fact. A tyre placed round his neck, doused with petrol, set alight. An execution from the apartheid era and one generally confined to collaborators. Who would target Pieterse this way, and why now?

'Veteran copy Schalk Lourens is trying to forget the past. But Pieterse was his old boss and when Schalk is put on the case, he finds the past has a way of infecting the present.

'Meanwhile, it's an election year. People are pinning their hopes on charismatic ANC candidate Gideon Radebe but there's opposition and in this volatile country, unrest is never far from the surface.

'Schalk must tread a difficult path between the new regime and the old, between the personal and the professional, between justice and revenge.

'This investigation will change his life, and could alter his county's future.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 winner Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel
2020 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2020 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
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