Detective Emmanuel Cooper
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  • 1
    A Beautiful Place to Die | Malla Nunn

    A Beautiful Place to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Malla Nunn
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
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    The first in her Detective Emmanuel Cooper series, A Beautiful Place to like a brilliant combination of Raymond Chandler and Die marks the debut of a talented writer who reads Graham Greene. It is a tale of murder, passion, corruption, and the corrosive double standard that defined an apartheid nation.

    Easy Listening

    A great story. I got to know the characters. Was easy to listen to without being too simple. I did not guess the ending, which is always a mark of a g..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 January 2011 by Carol (Milton Keynes, Bucks, United Kingdom)
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    Let the Dead Lie | Malla Nunn

    Let the Dead Lie

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Malla Nunn
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
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    In Let the Dead Lie, Emmanuel Cooper is a changed man. Forced to resign from his position of Detective Sergeant and re-classified as 'mixed race', he winds up powerless and alone in the tough coastal city of Durban, filling his days with labouring and his nights with surveillance work for his old boss, van Neikerk. Patrolling the freight yards one evening, Emmanuel stumbles upon the body of a young white boy, and the detective in him cannot, or will not, walk away.

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    Blessed Are The Dead: The Detective Emmanuel Cooper series, Book 3 | Malla Nunn

    Blessed Are The Dead: The Detective Emmanuel Cooper series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Malla Nunn
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
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    A remote town. A girl of rare and exquisite beauty. A murder that silences a whole community. The body of a seventeen-year-old girl has been found covered in wildflowers on a hillside in the Drakensberg Mountains, near Durban. She is the daughter of a Zulu chief, destined to fetch a high bride price. Was Amahle as innocent as her family claims, or is her murder a sign that she lived a secret life? Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper is sent to investigate.

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    Silent Valley: Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper, Book 3 | Malla Nunn

    Silent Valley: Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Malla Nunn
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
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    The body of a 17-year-old girl has been found covered in wildflowers on a hillside in the Drakensberg Mountains, near Durban. She is the daughter of a Zulu chief, destined to fetch a high bride price. Was Amahle as innocent as her family claims, or is her murder a sign that she lived a secret life? Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper is sent to investigate. He must enter the guarded worlds of a traditional Zulu clan and a white farming community to gather up the clues Amahle left behind and bring her murderer to justice.

    Wonderful narrator!

    I chose this book because I enjoyed a previous one narrated by Humphrey Bower. Actually, "enjoyed" is too plain a word. His vocal range, the accents h..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 July 2014 by Celia (Johannesburg, South Africa)
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    Present Darkness | Malla Nunn

    Present Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Malla Nunn
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
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    Five days before Christmas, Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper sits at his desk at the Johannesburg major crimes squad, ready for his holiday in Mozambique. A call comes in: a respectable white couple has been assaulted and left for dead in their bedroom. The couple's teenage daughter identifies the attacker as Aaron Shabalala- the youngest son of Zulu Detective Constable Samuel Shabalala-Cooper's best friend and a man to whom he owes his life.

    fantastic

    I listened to this audio book while on holiday and loved it,great storyline and characters

    Reviewed on 31 October 2014 by R (maghera, United Kingdom)