Book review – Gallows Hill

2011-11-05 10:33

Dr Clare Hart is back with her sexy on-again, off-again boyfriend and partner in crime fighting, Reidwaan Faizal.

Margie Orford, South Africa’s queen of crime writing, is almost anthropological in her study of how humans live and die. And death is always an angry gangster away.

In Gallows Hill the crime scene is a property development where a dead bergie is discovered. The bone that her dog is gnawing is a human one.

Excavations reveal a mass grave that is more than 200 years old and the skeleton of a woman in a green silk dress that is about 25 years old.

A closed case is reopened and the SAPS gang unit and crime-fighting duo of Hart and Faizal gets onto it, their tempestuous affair adding spice to the mix.

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