This is shameless promotion for a friend’s book, but her work is so good it does not need my approval for success. Malla Nunn, the Sydney-based mystery writer, has just released her second 1950s South African Detective Emmanuel Cooper mystery novel, entitled Let the Dead Lie. It is already in Australian bookshops, and will be released in the USA on April 20th. This follows her highly successful debut mystery novel, A Beautiful Place to Die (first published in early 2009).
For more details on Malla Nunn, go to the Simon and Schuster website about her, which includes a number of online video interviews and the first chapter of the new book. You can also watch her Amazon interview here.
In January of this year, A Beautiful Place to Die was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for a prestigious “Edgar” Award for “best mystery novel”. The winner will be announced on April 29th in New York City.