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The Woman in the Blue Cloak

The Woman in the Blue Cloak Early on a May morning in the depth of South Africa s winter a woman s naked body washed in bleach is discovered on a stone wall beside the N highway at the top of Sir Lowry s Pass some thirty fi

  • Title: The Woman in the Blue Cloak
  • Author: Deon Meyer
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Early on a May morning in the depth of South Africa s winter, a woman s naked body, washed in bleach, is discovered on a stone wall beside the N2 highway at the top of Sir Lowry s Pass, some thirty five miles from Cape Town The local investigation stalls, so the case is referred to Captain Benny Griessel and his colorful partner Vaughn Cupido of the Hawks the Directorate Early on a May morning in the depth of South Africa s winter, a woman s naked body, washed in bleach, is discovered on a stone wall beside the N2 highway at the top of Sir Lowry s Pass, some thirty five miles from Cape Town The local investigation stalls, so the case is referred to Captain Benny Griessel and his colorful partner Vaughn Cupido of the Hawks the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations The woman proves to be Alicia Lewis, an expert in old Dutch Masters paintings specializing in the recovery of valuable lost art Discovering the two men she had contacted before coming to South Africa reveals what she was seeking a rare painting by Carel Fabritius, Rembrandt s finest student, not seen since it disappeared from Delft in 1654 But how Lewis died, why, and at whose hand shocks even the two veteran detectives The Woman in the Blue Cloak is a compact jewel of a thriller, filled with Deon Meyer s earthy dialogue, clever plotting, and the memorable characters that have peopled all of Deon Meyer s award winning novels Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 160 pages Expected publication May 7th 2019 by Atlantic Monthly Press first published 2017 More Details Original Title Die Vrou in die Blou Mantel ISBN 0802147232 ISBN13 9780802147233 Other Ed

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    1. Deon Meyer

      Deon Meyer was born in the South African town of Paarl in the winelands of the Western Cape in 1958, and grew up in Klerksdorp, in the gold mining region of Northwest Province.After military duty and studying at the Potchefstroom University, he joined Die Volksblad, a daily newspaper in Bloemfontein as a reporter Since then, he has worked as press liaison, advertising copywriter, creative directo Deon Meyer was born in the South African town of Paarl in the winelands of the Western Cape in 1958, and grew up in Klerksdorp, in the gold mining region of Northwest Province.After military duty and studying at the Potchefstroom University, he joined Die Volksblad, a daily newspaper in Bloemfontein as a reporter Since then, he has worked as press liaison, advertising copywriter, creative director, web manager, Internet strategist, and brand consultant.Deon wrote his first book when he was 14 years old, and bribed and blackmailed his two brothers into reading it They were not impressed hey, everybody is a critic Deon MeyerHeeding their wisdom, he did not write fiction again until he was in his early thirties, when he started publishing short stories in South African magazines I still believe that is the best way to learn the craft of writing Short stories teach you a lot about story structure and you have limited space to develop character and plot, says Deon.In 1994 he published his first Afrikaans novel, which has not been translated, simply because it was not good enough to compete on the international market However, it was a wonderful learning experience.All later novels have been translated into several languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Finnish, Czech, Romanian, Slovakian and Bulgarian.Deon lives in Melkbosstrand on the South African West Coast with his wife, Anita, and they have four children to keep them busy Lida, Liam, Johan and Konstanz.Other than his family, his big passions are motorcycling, music he is a Mozart fanatic, but loves rock n roll too , reading, cooking and rugby he unconditionally supports the national Springbok team and the Free State Cheetahs provincial team

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    1. This is a short novella by Deon Meyer in his marvellous Captain Benny Griessel series set in Cape Town, South Africa Benny is a Hawk, a detective working in the Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigations under Mbali Kaleni, the head of his unit His personal life is currently in a good place, his relationship with Alexa, the well known singer, makes him happy, and he wants to marry her Both have been through challenging times, they are both ex alcoholics and Benny has been married before H Thi [...]


    2. The oppressive heat of the day combined with swirls of constant dust against the windshield makes the tour bus driver squirm with frustration behind the wheel He only wants to return safely with his cargo of thirteen shifting women to the end of their destination But a scream erupts at the back of the bus There from the bus window, in plain view, is the body of a dead woman perched, as if displayed, on the top of a wall alongside the road Too late to turn back Too late to unsee the seen.C The op [...]


    3. Niet echt een meesterwerk Slordig geschreven over Schiedam en Delft, hoewel ik het deel over Fabritius en de buskruitexplosie wel kon waarderen Beetje Baantjer achtig in mijn idee Dit is het eerste wat ik van Deon Meyer lees, dus hij krijgt nog een kans.


    4. Soos altyd was ek mal oor Deon Meyer se nuutste Bennie Griesel Soos met al sy boeke het ek lekker geglimlag, iets geleer en nie die einde sien kom nie Ek wens net die novella was langer


    5. This review is in Dutch because the book was only published in the Netherlands Spoiler vrijDit boekje heb ik gratis gekregen bij het kopen van een boek in de week van het spannende boek Ik vindt dit altijd een erg leuke actie en ben blij dat dit nog steeds voortgezet wordt in Nederland Oke dus week van het spannende boek, dan verwacht je een enorm spannend boek wat je in 1 ruk uitleest Helaas was dat hier niet het geval en heb ik bijna 4 WEKEN over dit boekje van minder dan 100 pagina This revie [...]


    6. Toe ek hierdie novella op my suster se boekrak sien moes ek dit vat en so in die totsiens wegry deur die venster skree dat ek die boek leen My suster sal verstaan, sy is net so groot fan as ek van die Bennie Griesel reeks.Hierdie novella het nie n baie goeie rating nie en ek dink die rede daarvoor was dat die Nederlandse mark, waarvoor hierdie geskryf is, geen agtergrond kennis van Bennie Griesel het nie en hierdie book is net te kort om die volle prentjie te skilder en n nuwe leser te hook Toe [...]


    7. Die gute Nachricht zuerst Bennie Griessel von der Valke, der Sondereinheit der s dafrikanischen Polizei, ist seit 147 Tagen trockener Alkoholiker Chefin Mbali Kaleni hat ihre Jungs fest im Griff saubere Sprache, saubere Uniform und Kollege Vaugn Cupido h lt eine Ehe noch immer f r ein unkalkulierbares Risiko Als eine nackt aufgefundene Tote als Amerikanerin identifiziert wird, muss die Valke den Fall bernehmen Dem rtlichen Ermittler in Somerset West traut man einen so brisanten Fall nich Die gut [...]


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