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Blood on the Page

***WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION ALCS GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION***

'Meticulous and gripping - a thriller that disturbs for revelations about a singular act of murder, and the national security state which we call home' Philippe Sands, author of East West Street

A groundbreaking examination of a terrifying murder and its aftermath by the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf and The House by the Lake.

On 14 June 2006, police were called to 9 Downshire Hill
R 165,75 R 195,00

Among the Wholesome Children

The gripping, previously untold true story of the child abduction that inspired Vladimir Nabokov's LOLITA
R 276,25 R 325,00

Black Klansman : NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

* ADAPTED AS A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE BY SPIKE LEE* NOMINATED FOR SIX 2019 ACADEMY AWARDS & WINNER OF 'BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY' BAFTA* WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIX AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018* NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWhat happens when a black detective goes undercover in the KKK?
R 148,75 R 175,00

Austerlitz

Austerlitz is W. G. Sebald's haunting novel of post-war Europe.

In 1939, five-year-old Jacques Austerlitz is sent to England on a Kindertransport and placed with foster parents. This childless couple promptly erase from the boy all knowledge of his identity and he grows up ignorant of his past. Later in life, after a career as an architectural historian, Austerlitz - having avoided all clues that might point to his origin - finds the past returning to haunt him and he is forced to explo
R 165,75 R 195,00

A False Report: The chilling true story of the woman nobody believed

Within days, police - and even those closest to Marie - became suspicious of her story: details of the crime just didn't seem plausible. But they also had yet another victim - a young woman whose identity was a mystery, a possible missing link.
R 272,00 R 320,00

Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street

Nominated for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year
Nominated for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction
Amazon Top 5 Business Books of 2017


'A prodigious feat of reporting' - Malcolm Gladwell

`Black Edge has the grip of a thriller ... Everyone should read this book' - David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of THE LOST CITY OF Z



How do super-rich bankers get away with it?

There is a powerful new class of billionaire
R 182,75 R 215,00

Alone: the Search for Brett Archibald

Alone: The Search For Brett Archibald is the incredible but true story of what it takes to defy needle-in-a-haystack odds and survive what should have been certain death. Outdoor savvy, astonishing imagination, mental toughness, a refusal to give up hope and a canny rescuer with an unbelievable background ultimately saw him through.
R 238,00 R 280,00

A Death Retold in Truth and Rumour - Kenya, Britain and the Julie Ward Murder

Re-examines this unresolved murder in Kenya and the underlying role of rumour, the media and inter-state relations on how the death has been reported and investigated.
R 208,25 R 245,00

A Broken World : Letters, Diaries and Memories of the Great War

Edited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Dr Hope Wolf, this is an original and illuminating non-fiction anthology of writing on the First World War. A Broken World is an original collection of personal and defining moments that offer an unprecedented insight into the Great War as it was experienced and as it was remembered.
R 182,75 R 215,00

Behind the door : The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp story

The news of successful model Reeva Steenkamp’s fatal shooting by her boyfriend and global sporting star Oscar Pistorius stunned the world. Over the ensuing weeks, as Pistorius appeared in court and applied for bail, every detail that emerged was analysed, debated, justified and digested.
R 204,00 R 240,00

African Stories

Al Venter regards himself an African - a 'white' African, but as much a part of the fascinating and often troubled continent on which he was born as his Zulu and Swahili speaking contemporaries.
R 250,75 R 295,00

Bloody lies

This book daringly challenges one of the most controversial murder cases in recent South African history. In 2007 Fred van der Vyver was acquitted of the 2005 murder of his girlfriend Inge Lotz. He then sued the police to the highest court for malicious prosecution – and failed.
R 204,00 R 240,00