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The Woman in the Blue Cloak

The Woman in the Blue Cloak

From the author of Thirteen Hours A Sunday Times ‘100 best crime novels and thrillers since 1945’ pick

The Woman in the Blue Cloak is a brilliant novella which will thrill and entertain fans of Deon Meyer’s much-loved detective Benny Griessel.

Benny Griessel is a cop on a mission: he plans to ask Alexa Bernard to marry him. That means he needs to buy an engagement ring – and that means he needs a loan.

So Benny has a lot on his mind when he is called to a top-priority murder case. A woman’s body is discovered, naked and washed in bleach, draped on a wall beside a picturesque road above Cape Town. The identity of the victim is a mystery, as is the reason for her killing.

Gradually, Benny and his colleague Vaughn Cupido begin to work out the roots of the story, which reach as far away as England and Holland… and as far back as the seventeenth century.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th October 2018

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781529309256

Reviews

Crime fiction with real texture and intelligence.
Independent
Praise for Deon Meyer's Benny Griessel series
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Deon Meyer is not just South Africa's greatest crime writer, he's up there with the best in the world
The Times
The narrative is well-plotted, and the novel brings to life the rich and volatile diversity of contemporary South Africa. There's nothing flashy here, just a good story, very well told. Would there were more like it.
Spectator
One of the best crime writers on the planet
Daily Mail
Tells a cracking story and captures the criminal kaleidoscope of a nation.
Times Literary Supplement