Coldsleep Lullaby

A Mystery

Andrew Brown

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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"A finely crafted novel with an unstoppable plot."
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In the sleepy Cape Winelands of South Africa the body of a young woman is found drifting in a river, and Detective Eberard Februarie is called in to investigate the case. It doesn’t help matters that the young woman—Melanie Du Preez—was the daughter of a prominent local citizen. Professor du Preez is a lecturer in the University’s Faculty of Law, and a conservative activist in the defense of the Afrikaans culture. Has a murder happened here, and if so, is the motive politics or something much more personal?

Eberard discovers a scrapbook of lullabies that Melanie had collected over the years, it's a clue that could unlock the case for him, if only he could figure out what he’s looking for? A man struggling with his own demons, Eberard discovers even more secrets that lead him to the rotten core of this old university town.

Andrew Brown weaves a spellbinding story about prejudice and deceit, courage and redemption. The swift twists in the plot will keep the reader riveted and breathless. Intelligent, chilling, compelling.

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Praise for Coldsleep Lullaby

 

"Coldsleep Lullaby is that rare beast: a thriller novel that functions both as a superb mystery and an engrossing historical fiction.  It marks Andrew Brown out as a superb talent."
—John Connolly, bestselling author of the Charlie Parker series

 

"Taut and chilling. Andrew Brown is a terrific writer."
—Mark Giminez, author of The Color of Law

 

“A book to curl up with and devour way past bedtime…a thrilling novel from an exciting literary talent.”
—Tom Gray, iafrica.com

 

"A beautifully assured whodunit."
—Michele Magwood, Sunday Times (UK)

 

"A cracker of a thriller."
—Jennifer Crocker, Cape Times (South Africa)

 

“Excellent and gripping."
—Conrad Linstrom, Pretoria News (South Africa)

 

"A first rate thriller."
—Brian Joss, Community Newspapers, Cape Town


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Andrew Brown

ANDREW BROWN is an author, a lawyer, and a volunteer police officer who lives in Cape Town, South Africa. He won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize for Coldsleep Lullaby, and his work has also been shortlisted for the Alan Paton Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Africa Region). He is married and has three children.

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Coldsleep Lullaby
A Mystery
Andrew Brown

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
6/17/2014
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250035998
ISBN10: 1250035996
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$24.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
6/17/2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250036001
ISBN10: 1250036003
272 pages
$11.99
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