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Divide the Night

(1981)
(The second book in the Yudel Gordon series)
A novel by

 
 
Johannesburg, South Africa, 1974

"From the place where Cissy stood in the shadow of the used- car dealer's sign, watching, she could see the door dearly. She had passed it coming down the road and it had been open then. Through the narrow opening she had been able to see the stack of biscuit boxes that did not seem to have been opened yet.
"The cement floor was cold, she heard feet move on the floor. "Come out. I don't want to play games with you. I don't want any trouble." Cissy pushed the boxes away and scrambled out, half-rising, her hands clasped together in an attitude of supplication. "Please, Mister. Please, Mister. Me and my brother are very hungry."

Cissy Abrahamse was the eighth person to die in or near the store room of the Twin Sisters cafe. Most were street children, all were hungry and all yielded to the temptation of the half open store room door. The killer in every case was the aged and partly crippled cafe owner Johnny Weizmann. Protected by the Criminal Procedure Act through which such killings could easily be presented as self-defence, the courts had so far not seen his actions as crimes.

But Weizmann has ignored a court ruling that forced him to seek psychiatric help. When Colonel Freek Jordaan of the CID realises this, he compels Weizmann to visit prison psychologist Yudel Gordon.

Yudel's treatment of Weizmann brings him into conflict with the old man's friends in the security police who secretly approve of his killings. It also brings Yudel face-to-face with a mysterious black activist by the name of Muntu Majola. What the connection is between the activist, the old murderer and the security police is a puzzle that complicates the search for a way to stop Weizmann killing again.

Genre: Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

February 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: Divide the Night
Author(s): Wessel Ebersohn
ISBN: 0-575-02937-4 / 978-0-575-02937-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Divide the night
Author(s): Wessel Ebersohn
ISBN: 0-394-52076-9 / 978-0-394-52076-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon Books
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Paperback Editions

October 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Divide the Night
Author(s): Wessel Ebersohn
ISBN: 0-575-04850-6 / 978-0-575-04850-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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June 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: Divide the Night
Author(s): Wessel Ebersohn
ISBN: 0-600-20719-6 / 978-0-600-20719-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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January 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Divide The Night
Author(s): Wessel Ebersohn
ISBN: 0-394-70810-5 / 978-0-394-70810-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Divide The Night (Yudel Gordon Book 2)
Author(s): Wessel Ebersohn
Publisher: Must Read Books
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