Detective Emmanuel Cooper
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  • 1
    A Beautiful Place to Die | Malla Nunn

    A Beautiful Place to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Malla Nunn
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
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    Unfolding in 1952 South Africa, A Beautiful Place to Die is a riveting international mystery that flows from the pen of author Malla Nunn. Police officer Emmanuel Cooper is dispatched to a remote town after a police captain is found murdered in a creek. Even though Cooper judges the crime open and shut, the government's feared Special Branch is summoned, making for an intrigue that will titillate any mystery fan.

    Worth listening to both as mystery and history

    This mystery occurs post WWII in South Africa in the early days of Apartheid under the the Nationalist party. The brutality and degradation of the sy..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 26 2011 by Majorie (WILLIAMSBURG, NM, United States)
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    A Beautiful Place to Die | Malla Nunn

    A Beautiful Place to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Malla Nunn
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    The first in her Detective Emmanuel Cooper series, A Beautiful Place to like a brilliant combination of Raymond Chandler and Die marks the debut of a talented writer who reads Graham Greene. It is a tale of murder, passion, corruption, and the corrosive double standard that defined an apartheid nation.

    Great story

    Enjoyed this story very much and I always like Humphrey Bowers narration. I highly recommend it, never a dull moment

    Reviewed on January 19 2015 by Robyn (Mt Osmond, Australia)
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    Let the Dead Lie: A Novel | Malla Nunn

    Let the Dead Lie: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Malla Nunn
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    The follow-up to her much-acclaimed debut, A Beautiful Place to Die, Malla Nunn’s Let the Dead Lie takes listeners back to 1953 South Africa. When Cooper discovers the body of a young child on the Durban docks, he resists the urge to figure out what happened and leaves it for the local police. But after he is accused of the crime, he has 48 hours to clear his name and find a depraved killer.

    Another winner!

    Top notch story with well fleshed out and totally believable characters. Wonderful evocation of the subtropical port city of Durban in the 1950s and t..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 08 2010 by Cary (Napa, CA, United States)
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    Let the Dead Lie | Malla Nunn

    Let the Dead Lie

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Malla Nunn
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
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    In Let the Dead Lie, Emmanuel Cooper 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.

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  • 3
    Blessed Are The Dead: The Detective Emmanuel Cooper series, Book 3 | Malla Nunn

    Blessed Are The Dead: The Detective Emmanuel Cooper series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Malla Nunn
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
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    A remote town. A girl of rare and exquisite beauty. A murder that silences a whole community. 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 that she lived a secret life? Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper is sent to investigate.

    It gets better by the book

    Narrator is wonderful,story too.Next book downloaded.Do read the series,it takes you to another time and place.

    Reviewed on November 09 2016 by SuperNana ()
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    Silent Valley: Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper, Book 3 | Malla Nunn

    Silent Valley: Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Malla Nunn
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
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    The body of a 17-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 that 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.

    GOOD JOB MALLA NUNN

    The short answer is the combination of Malla Nunn and her story telling prowess and the top narrator on the planet…Humphrey Bower

    Reviewed on September 07 2014 by Ben ()
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    Present Darkness | Malla Nunn

    Present Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Malla Nunn
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (44)

    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 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.

    Another great one from Malla Nunn

    Love the Emmanuel Cooper series and this one does not disappoint. The setting is again South Africa during apartheid. Police corruption abounds and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 17 2016 by Nitenurse (Here, there, but not everywhere.)