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Red Tide (Paperback, 384 pg) Irma Venter, Translator: Karin Schimke

The English translation of  Venter’s popular Skarlaken, Red Tide is the 4th book in the Rogue series.

Her father had gone outside for a breath of fresh air when he saw her.

The top layer of the pan was frozen after the previous night. It cracked benath his feet and created fine spiderwebs as he walked. Carefully ever nearer to the red bicycle and the woman on her side, trapped halfway – exactly halfway – in the muddy ice.

The bicycle wasn’t hers, but the wedding dress was.

A week before her wedding Janien Steyn is found dead, grotesquely arranged on a bike in her wedding dress, with a long red bridal train in her wake, as if in mid flight. Retired policeman Jaap Reyneke asks Sarah Fourie, a hacker with a criminal record and zero social skills, to help solve the case. Janien was a successful artist and business woman, and on the point of marrying her university sweetheart. Was it suicide or murder? Why was her body arranged so carefully, almost artfully? And why did she wipe her computer’s memory so thoroughly before her death?

About the author: Irma Venter is an award winning journalist and crime writer based in Cape Town. She is one of the top crime writers in Afrikaans and is the first SA writer to be published by Amazon Crossing, an imprint of Amazon Publishing. Her best-selling novels are Skoenlapper, Skrapnel, Sondebok, Skarlaken, Sirkus, Sondag, Sewe-en-veertig and Minder as niks. English editions include Circus, Blue Sunday, Hard Rain, Man Down and this, her most recently published, Red Tide. Irma is

 

Irma Venter, Translator: Karin Schimke

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A week before her wedding Janien Steyn is found dead, grotesquely arranged on a bike in her wedding dress, with a long red bridal train in her wake, as if in mid flight. Retired policeman Jaap Reyneke asks Sarah Fourie, a hacker with a criminal record and zero social skills, to help solve the case. Janien was a successful artist and business woman, and on the point of marrying her university sweetheart. Was it suicide or murder? Why was her body arranged so carefully, almost artfully? And why did she wipe her computer’s memory so thoroughly before her death?