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              Books by Malla Nunn

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              When the Ground is Hard

              When the Ground is Hard (Paperback)

              By Nunn, Malla

              • RRP: $22.99
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              Adele loves being one of the popular girls at Keziah Christian Academy. She knows the upcoming semester at school will be great with her best friend Delia at her side. Then Delia dumps her for a new girl with more money, and Adele is forced to share a room with Lottie, the school... pariah, who doesn't pray and defies teachers' orders. As they share a copy of Jane Eyre, Lottie's gruff exterior and honesty grow on Adele, and together they take on bullies and protect each other from the vindictive and prejudiced teachers. When a boy goes missing on campus, Adele and Lottie must work together to solve the mystery, in the process learn the true meaning of friendship.
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              ISBN 9781760524814
              Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Silent Valley
               

              Silent Valley (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nunn, Malla

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $23.99
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              The body of a seventeen-year-old girl has been found covered in wildflowers in the Drakensberg Mountains, near Durban. She is the daughter of a Zulu chief, destined to fetch a high bride price.

              ISBN 9781742610887
              Published NZ 1 May 2012
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              When The Ground Is Hard
               

              When The Ground Is Hard (Hardback)

              By Nunn, Malla

              • RRP: $41.99
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              At Swaziland's Keziah Christian Academy, where the wealth and color of one's father determines one's station, once-popular Adele bonds with poor Lottie over a book and a series of disasters.

              ISBN 9780525515579
              Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
              Publisher Putnam Publishing Group
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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              A Beautiful Place To Die
               

              A Beautiful Place To Die (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Nunn, Malla; Read by Bower, Humphrey

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
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              Award-winning screenwriter Malla Nunn delivers a stunning and darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Detective Emmanuel Cooper - a man caught up in a time and place where racial tensions and the raw hunger for power make life very dangerous ind...eed. The first in her Detective Emmanuel Cooper series, A Beautiful Place to Die marks the debut of a talented writer who reads like a brilliant combination of Raymond Chandler and Graham Greene. It is a tale of murder, passion, corruption, and the corrosive double standard that defined an apartheid nation.
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              ISBN 9781742331591
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Emmanuel Cooper
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              Let The Dead Lie
               

              Let The Dead Lie (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Nunn, Malla; Read by Bower, Humphrey

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $33.99
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              From the award-winning author of A Beautiful Place to Die comes the next sensational instalment featuring the charismatic detective Emmanuel Cooper. In Let the Dead Lie, Emmanuel is a changed man. Forced to resign from his position of Detective Sergeant and re-classified as 'mixe...d 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. When two more bodies are discovered at Emmanuel's boarding house, he unwittingly becomes the prime suspect in a triple murder case. At van Neikerk's behest, Emmanuel is given a 48-hour reprieve to clear his name and - unofficially - try and solve the murders. And so, temporarily back to being an European Detective Sergeant, he launches headlong into the criminal underworld of Durban, a viper's nest of prostitution, drug running and violence run by a colourful cast of characters including two wannabe Indian gangsters; a mysterious figure who drives a white De Soto convertible; a Zion Gospel preacher; king of the underworld Mr Khan; and the exquisite yet streetwise Lana, who also happens to be Emmanuel's boss's mistress ...As evocative of the city as A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE was of the Jacob's Rest veldt, Malla Nunn's highly anticipated follow-up novel sees Emmanuel Cooper working to a seemingly impossible deadline to escape the hangman's noose. Perfectly plotted, brimming with the complexities of life in Apartheid-era South Africa, and featuring a truly unforgettable cast of characters, Let the Dead Lie cements Malla's place as one of the most compelling and readable crime fiction authors in Australia.
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              ISBN 9781742677101
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2011
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Emmanuel Cooper
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              A Beautiful Place to Die

              A Beautiful Place to Die (Paperback, First novel by this author)

              By Nunn, Malla

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $23.99
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              In the tiny South African town of Jacob's Rest, Detective Emmanuel Cooper is sent to investigate the murder of the Afrikaner police officer, Captain Willem Pretorius.

              ISBN 9780330425056
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Silent Valley
               

              Silent Valley (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Nunn, Malla; Read by Bower, Humphrey

              • RRP: $44.99
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              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 tha...t 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. But the silence in the valley is deafening, and it seems that everyone - from the uncooperative local police officer, to the white farm boy who seems obsessed with the dead girl - has something to hide. In this page-turning tale of murder and mystery, Nunn entangles us in a rich and complex web of witchcraft, tribalism, taboo relationships...and plain old-fashioned greed.
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              ISBN 9781743118979
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Emmanuel Cooper
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              In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Let The Dead Lie
               

              Let The Dead Lie (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Nunn, Malla; Read by Bower, Humphrey

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
              • Save $6.75
              • In Stock At Publisher

              From the award-winning author of A Beautiful Place to Die comes the next sensational installment featuring the charismatic detective Emmanuel Cooper. In Let the Dead Lie, Emmanuel 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. When two more bodies are discovered at Emmanuel's boarding house, he unwittingly becomes the prime suspect in a triple murder case. At van Neikerk's behest, Emmanuel is given a 48-hour reprieve to clear his name and - unofficially - try and solve the murders. And so, temporarily back to being a European Detective Sergeant, he launches headlong into the criminal underworld of Durban, a viper's nest of prost
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              ISBN 9781742338101
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2010
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Emmanuel Cooper
              Availability
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              Present Darkness
               

              Present Darkness (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Nunn, Malla; Read by Degas, Rupert; Producer Starbuck, Nick

              • RRP: $49.99
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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 dau...ghter 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 for the truth. Their investigation uncovers a violent world of Sophiatown gangs, thieves, and corrupt government officials who will do anything to keep their dark world intact.
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              ISBN 9781486216642
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2014
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Emmanuel Cooper
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              A Beautiful Place To Die
               

              A Beautiful Place To Die (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Nunn, Malla; Read by Bower, Humphrey

              • RRP: $34.99
              • $29.74
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              The crime sensation of 2008, now available as a stellar audio production. Audio edition to tie-in with the release of the trade paperback. Award-winning screenwriter Malla Nunn delivers a stunning and darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Dete...ctive Emmanuel Cooper - a man caught up in a time and place where racial tensions and the raw hunger for power make life very dangerous indeed. The first in her Detective Emmanuel Cooper series, A Beautiful Place to Die marks the debut of a talented writer who reads like a brilliant combination of Raymond Chandler and Graham Greene. It is a tale of murder, passion, corruption, and the corrosive double standard that defined an apartheid nation.
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              ISBN 9781742333564
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2009
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Emmanuel Cooper
              Availability
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