Lieutenant Kramer and Sergeant Zondi have their hands full. On the same day that an adult entertainer is found strangled to death in her dressing room, her pet python wrapped dead around her neck, beloved candy shop owner "Lucky" Siyayo is shot at his counter in a botched robbery. The detective duo quickly realize neither death is as simple as it appears. With two very different sets of crimes to solve, Kramer and Zondi set off on treks that take them all over town, from the poorer villages to the sleazy dressing rooms of con artists and pimps to the gorgeous step of the South African countryside. Only one thing is for sure—neither will be taking his day off this week!
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Wow, I cannot say how accurate the depiction of apartheid South Africa is in this series, but the books are so well written that they just blow you away! The characterization of Kramer and Zondi is excellent, plot well thought out, and such subtle humor in the oppressive atmosphere allows this landmark series to rise above ordinary offerings in the genre.
Steven Crossley is one of the best narrators out there and I can actually see the tongue in cheek he portrays in many of the UH-HUH comments made by Kramer. Super job!
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