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Is part of Emmanuel Cooper Malla Nunn , 2008 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 A Beautiful Place to Die
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'In the tiny South African town of Jacob's Rest, Detective Emmanuel Cooper is sent to investigate the murder of an Afrikaner police officer, Captain Willem Pretorius.

'Cooper, an "English" South African, is viewed with suspicion by both the Boer Afrikaners and the dead man's prominent family, and his investigation is quickly taken over by Security Branch. But Cooper isn't interested in political expediency, or making friends in high places, and as he pursues his own inquiry, he discovers that Captain Pretorius had led a deadly double life.

'The more Cooper digs, the more dangerous the investigation becomes. For Cooper is a man with his own secrets, and learning the truth about Captain Pretorius just might save life... if he isn't killed first.

'In this riveting debut, Malla Nunn combines a thrilling, action-packed story with a thoughtful, complex portrayal of an unforgettable time and place and the human desires that drive us all, regardless of race, colour or creed.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Book one of the Emmanuel Cooper series.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2008 .
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      Extent: 399p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 September 2008.
      ISBN: 9781405038775 (pbk.)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2009 .
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      Extent: 406p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 April 2009.
      ISBN: 9780330425056
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Washington Square Press ,
      2009 .
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      Extent: 373p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 20 October 2009.

      ISBN: 9781416586210, 1416586210
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Xoum , 2017 .
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      Extent: 320p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published July 2017.

      ISBN: 9781925143683, 9781925143676
Alternative title: Een mooie plek om te sterven
Language: Dutch
    • Amsterdam,
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      Netherlands,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Cargo ,
      2009 .
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      Extent: 407p.
      ISBN: 9789023429180

Works about this Work

Apartheid Sets Scene for Thriller Winsor Dobbin , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 1 April 2009; (p. 8)

— Review of A Beautiful Place to Die Malla Nunn , 2008 single work novel
Beyond the Great Divide Winsor Dobbin , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 21 March 2009; (p. 12)
Apartheid Sets Scene for Thriller Winsor Dobbin , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 1 April 2009; (p. 8)

— Review of A Beautiful Place to Die Malla Nunn , 2008 single work novel
Beyond the Great Divide Winsor Dobbin , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 21 March 2009; (p. 12)
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