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Present Darkness

(2014)
(The fourth book in the Detective Emmanuel Cooper series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Barry Awards Best Paperback original (nominee)
Set in the corrupt, unforgiving world of apartheid South Africa, the sensational new novel in the Detective Emmanuel Cooper series follows Cooper as he faces a test of loyalty and friendship.

Six days before Christmas, Cooper sits at his desk at Johannesburg's Marshall Square station, ready for his holiday in Mozambique. A call comes in: a respectable, white couple has been beaten 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.

The Detective Branch isn't interested in evidence that might contradict their star witness's story - especially so close to the holidays. Determined to ensure justice for Aaron, Cooper, Shabalala and their trusted friend Dr Daniel Zweigman hunt down the truth. Their investigation uncovers a violent world of Sophiatown gangs, thieves and corrupt police detectives who will do anything to keep their dark world intact . . .

Praise for Malla Nunn

'Nunn's descriptions of the impoverished township where the suspects live are particularly moving, but the true toll of apartheid is conveyed effectively throughout. Superlative.' - Publishers Weekly, starred review

'A disturbing book with a morally compelling hero.' - Booklist

'An engrossing and compelling read . . . saturated with the feel of 1950s South Africa.' - Mike Nicol, author of the Revenge trilogy

'The suspense is irresistible, and the mystery sustains itself well. This is a wonderfully effective addition to Nunn's already masterful series.' - Historical Novel Society

'Nunn gives us thrilling, action-oriented plots.' - Weekend Australian

'One of our best crime writers.' - SA Life

'Crime writers understand how place exposes character, but the best, like Nunn, explore the idea that place is also fate. Nunn sets her characters brilliantly within a complex psychological portrayal of a particular place and time.' - Graeme Blundell, The Australian

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for Malla Nunn's Present Darkness


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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Present Darkness: A Novel (Emmanuel Cooper Mysteries)
Author(s): Malla Nunn
ISBN: 1-4516-1696-1 / 978-1-4516-1696-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2014 : Australia Audio CD
thumbTitle: Present Darkness: A Novel (Detective Emmanuel Cooper)
Author(s): Malla Nunn
ISBN: 1-4862-1668-4 / 978-1-4862-1668-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2014 : Australia Audio CD
thumbTitle: Present Darkness: A Novel (Detective Emmanuel Cooper)
Author(s): Malla Nunn
ISBN: 1-4862-1670-6 / 978-1-4862-1670-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

June 2014 : Australia MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Present Darkness: A Novel (Detective Emmanuel Cooper)
Author(s): Malla Nunn
ISBN: 1-4862-1669-2 / 978-1-4862-1669-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Present Darkness
Author(s): Malla Nunn
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

June 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Present Darkness
Author(s): Malla Nunn
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Present Darkness: A Novel (Detective Emmanuel Cooper)
Author(s): Malla Nunn
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: PRESENT DARKNESS (An Emmanuel Cooper Novel Book 4)
Author(s): Malla Nunn
Publisher: Xoum
Availability: Amazon UK   


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