Books by Malla Nunn

PRESENT DARKNESS by Malla Nunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2014

"There's never much doubt who's really behind the attacks on Ian and Martha Brewer, but Nunn, who provides enough action and suspicion to keep the pot boiling, doesn't need much of a mystery to bring the sad racial divisions of apartheid once more into sharp relief."
It's 1953. Although DS Emmanuel Cooper has been reassigned from Durban CID to Marshall Square in Johannesburg, his fourth case returns him uncomfortably to his roots in neighboring Sophiatown. Read full book review >
BLESSED ARE THE DEAD by Malla Nunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2012

"Historical hindsight may make readers a bit more self-congratulatory about recognizing the evils of apartheid, but it won't help them see around the curves Nunn has plotted or rise above her insight into the enduring dilemmas of her separate-and-unequal world."
The murder of a beautiful Zulu housemaid threatens to inflame racial tensions in 1953 South Africa. Read full book review >
LET THE DEAD LIE by Malla Nunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 20, 2010

"Casual and institutional racism form a fascinating backdrop for the action, giving readers a feel for how apartheid actually looked and felt to those on both sides of the color line."
Hard-boiled ex-detective Emmanuel Cooper returns to solve the murder of a young boy in 1950s South Africa. Read full book review >