Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Weeping Waters by Karin Brynard

Weeping Waters
by Karin Brynard
translated by Maya Fowler and Isobel Dixon

Published: 2018
Publisher: Europa
Genre: Mystery, South Africa
Paperback: 507
Rating: 5
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Inspector Albertus Markus Beeslaar series:
Weeping Waters
Homeland - translation tba

First sentence(s):
The call came through just after two.

Inspector Albertus Markus Beeslaar is a traumatized cop who has abandoned tough city policing and a broken relationship in Johannesburg for a backwater post on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. But his dream of rural peace is soon shattered by the repeated attacks of a brutally efficient crime syndicate, as he struggles to train and connect with rookie local cops, Ghaap and Pyl, who resent his brusqueness and his old-school ways.

Along with Ghaap and Pyl, Beeslaar is plunged into the intrigue and racial tensions of the community and finds that violence knows no geographical or ethnic boundaries.


My two-bits:

Art, land, racism, greed intermingle in the first of this mystery series set in a small town in South Africa.

I liked getting to know the inspector and new team formed for future detective cases.


* part of Books, Inc. Foreign Intrigue Book Club (here)


  1. I love that this is set in South Africa so you get the culture as well as the great mystery and characters.

  2. Wow South Africa? Interesting setting for sure


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