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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (254 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Malla Nunn Narrator: Saul Reichlin Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The follow-up to her much-acclaimed debut, A Beautiful Place to Die, Malla Nunn's Let the Dead Lie takes listeners back to 1953 South Africa.

When Cooper discovers the body of a young child on the Durban docks, he resists the urge to figure out what happened and leaves it for the local police. But after he is accused of the crime, he has 48 hours to clear his name and find a depraved killer.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heidi | 2/19/2014

    " Pretty darn good.... Especially right after A Beautiful Place To Die. Malla Nunn is quite a writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chuck | 2/1/2014

    " Malla Nunn is a good writer, and she knows how to write a crime noir novel. However, what she also manages to do is to create likeable characters. I found myself drawn to the character of Emmanuel Cooper, as well as to the minor characters of Zweigman and Shabala(sp?). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Skip | 2/1/2014

    " Detective Emmanuel Cooper has lost his job, but not his passion. Working ostesibly as a nightwatchman at the Durban docks in South Africa, he is moonlighting for his former boss, Major von Niekirk when a young slumdweller/gofer dies from a slashed throat. Befriending a working girl, with a myriad of underworld contacts, Cooper is arrested for the murder and then released for 48 hours to solve the crime and bring those responsible to justice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 1/28/2014

    " The early part of this book is hard reading mainly because it is so uncomfortable to see the hero of Nunn's previous book, A Beautiful Place to Die, in such different circumstances, stripped of his Detective's Badge and reclassified as non-white. Not a big deal? In 1950's South Africa it changes everything for Emmanuel Cooper. Cooper is nonethless drawn in to a new murder investigation and quickly becomes a suspect on the run in the racially mixed streets of Durban. Cooper does eventually come to accept the help of his friends, a Jewish doctor and a black police officer he met in the previous book. With the help of his friends, the brooding tone and hopelessness of the story lifts slightly. Cooper must solve three murders and protect a Russian defector and his pregnant wife from a murderer and a rogue policeman. Let the Dead Lie is an apt title as all of Cooper's problems stem from his inablilty "let the dead lie". Even when he knows repsonsible parties will never be broguht to justice and that innocent people may be hurt in the pursuit of justice, and the consequences for his own life are dire, he is unable to stop himself in the pursuit of the truth. "

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