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Author: James McClure Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Kramer and Zondi Mysteries Release Date: April 2013 ISBN: 9781620647813
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The year is 1962. Young Lieutenant Tromp Kramer of the Trekkersburg Murder and Robbery Squad has been ordered up to Jafini, a small, dusty town in northern Zululand, to investigate the “hero’s death” of the town’s chief detective, Maaties Kritzinger—another Afrikaner maverick, and one with many secrets. Kramer finds himself increasingly identifying with the victim as the investigation proceeds.

And then his path crosses that of Bantu Detective Sergeant Mickey Zondi, who is trying to locate a multiple killer whose summary execution will quiet the spirits of his ancestors. Despite the racial differences, the two men sense a kinship … one that might prove dangerous in rural South Africa in the year of Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The pace is fast, the solution ingenious. Above all, however, is the author’s extraordinary naturalistic style. He is that rarity—a sensitive writer who can carry his point without forcing.”

    New York Times Book Review, praise for the author

  • “The rich, oppressive South African atmosphere is as memorably tangy as ever.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Vivid imagery, crackling prose, and the exotic surroundings of Zululand (complete with racial attitudes) create an exciting package. Series fans will surely want to read this; others may get turned on to a good thing.”

    Library Journal

  • “McClure adds to his admirable South African series of police procedurals featuring Afrikaner CID lieutenant Tromp Kramer and Bantu sergeant Mickey Zondi…As is characteristic of McClure’s series, the novel thrives on the relationship between the acerbic Kramer and the carefully clever Zondi, as well as on its intelligently underplayed depiction of South African customs and attitudes.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

James McClure (1939–2006) was a noted journalist and author. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, but lived in England for well over the last half his life. He is best remembered as the author of the Kramer and Zondi police procedural series, which contained a not-so-subtle message to those overseas about the inadequacies of a society split so radically along racial lines.

About the Narrator

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.