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The Sunday Hangman: A Kramer and Zondi Investigation (Kramer and Zondi Mystery #5)

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Tollie Erasmus, an unsavory bank robber on the run, is hung from the neck until dead. Unfortunately, execution was administered without the benefit of South African judge or jury. Somewhere there’s a killer who knows far too much about the hangman’s craft, and Lieutenant Tromp Kramer and his Bantu assistant Mickey Zondi must find him before his trail of death continues.


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Published February 7th 2012 by Soho Crime (first published 1977)
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Kathleen
Bank robber Tollie Erasmus has been found hanging from a tree with a Bible in his hand. What looks at first like a suicide turns out to be a killing performed in the same manner as that used by the South African criminal justice system to execute criminals. It soon becomes clear that the murder of Erasmus is more than an isolated crime, as a second victim turns up who was killed in a similar manner.
Police detectives Lieutenant Tromp Kramer and his Bantu assistant Mickey Zondi pursue their invest
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Mysterytribune
Released by Soho Crime in early February, The Sunday Hangman is probably one of the best police procedurals published so far in 2012. The author, James McClure (1939 - 2006), was a British author and journalist best known for his Kramer and Zondi mysteries set in South Africa. The Sunday Hangman is the fifth book in this series originally published in 1977.

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Tollie Erasmus, an unsavory bank robber on the run, is found dead hanging from the neck in a remote location. A bible is stuck
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Mysterytribune
Released by Soho Crime in early February, The Sunday Hangman is probably one of the best police procedurals published so far in 2012. The author, James McClure (1939 - 2006), was a British author and journalist best known for his Kramer and Zondi mysteries set in South Africa. The Sunday Hangman is the fifth book in this series originally published in 1977.

A Brief Summary

Tollie Erasmus, an unsavory bank robber on the run, is found dead hanging from the neck in a remote location. A bible is stuck
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Peter Brooks
James McClure's detective books are set in Pietermaritzburg in Apartheid South Africa, featuring two policemen, Kramer and Zondi. The plots are OK, and the writing not bad, what is excellent, though, is how they capture the zeitgeist.

The relationship between the white Afrikaans Kramer, and the black Zulu Zondi is brilliantly explored. The town, too, appears almost as a character.

Charlotte
The plot in this one got a little tangled up, and at times the artful narration is confusing, but I appreciate that it makes me read more slowly. I'm loving this series set in 1970s apartheid South Africa.
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James Howe McClure was a British author and journalist best known for his Kramer and Zondi mysteries set in South Africa.

James McClure was born and raised in South Africa and educated in Pietermaritzburg, Natal at Scottsville School (1947–51), Cowan House (1952–54), and Maritzburg College (1955–58). He worked first as a commercial photographer with Tom Sharpe, who later wrote a series of celebrate
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