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Zulu / Caryl Férey ; translated from the French by Howard Curtis.

By: Férey, Caryl.
Contributor(s): Curtis, Howard, 1949-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2010Description: 400 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781933372884 (pbk.); 1933372885 (pbk.).Uniform titles: Zulu. English Subject(s): Police -- South Africa -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Drug traffic -- Fiction | Cape Town (South Africa) -- FictionGenre/Form: Mystery fiction. | Suspense fiction.Winner of the French Grand Prix for Best Crime Novel, 2008.Summary: Ali Neuman, the chief of the Cape Town police crime unit, investigates the murder of Nicole Wiese, found in the city's botanical gardens, and the trail soon leads him to a brutal narcotics gang with links to a former official.
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Originally published: Paris : Éditions Gallimard, c2008.

Translated from the French.

Winner of the French Grand Prix for Best Crime Novel, 2008.

Ali Neuman, the chief of the Cape Town police crime unit, investigates the murder of Nicole Wiese, found in the city's botanical gardens, and the trail soon leads him to a brutal narcotics gang with links to a former official.

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With the spotlight on South African crime fiction (see cover story, "The New Noir," LJ 4/15/10) and on global noir in general, Ferey is poised to make an impact with his English-language debut. Winner of the 2008 Grand Prix for best French crime novel, this is an ultraviolent police procedural set in the turbulent world of the tsotsis (township gangsters) of Cape Town. Ali Neuman, brooding leader of the police crime unit, and his team are investigating the murder of the young daughter of an ex-rugby star, savagely beaten to death in the botanical gardens. Soon, traces of a much deeper and more sinister scheme begin to reveal themselves. VERDICT A gripping plot, strong characters, plenty of carnage, and a backdrop of racial and social tension that translates easily enough should guarantee an American audience. Ferey's work is unlikely to transcend the genre in the manner of Stieg Larsson, but fans of crime fiction should waste no time in seeking this one out.-Forest Turner, Suffolk Cty. House of Correction Lib., Boston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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