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Those Who Love Night

Those Who Love Night

A Novel

Abigail Bukula Mysteries (Volume 2)

Wessel Ebersohn

Minotaur Books



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When Abigail Bukula, a young lawyer in the South African Justice Department, learns that the secret son of her aunt, who died in a massacre years ago, has been arrested by the Zimbabwean government, she races to his aid. She's as determined as ever, but perhaps a bit naive as well. Accused of being a part of the so-called Harare Seven, her cousin is being held as a political prisoner in the country's most brutal prison.

With only an eager young lawyer as an ally and a director of the country's intelligence agency either helping her or setting her up, Bukula will not leave without winning her cousin's freedom and learning what really happened to her aunt so many years ago. By cunning, by bribery, by sheer audacity—and with the help of prison psychologist Yudel Gordon—Abigail is determined to prevail in Those Who Love Night, Wessel Ebersohn's explosive follow-up to his critically acclaimed series debut.



She had heard the sound made by engines for at least five minutes now. By her reckoning, they should already have arrived in the village.

On most evenings, especially on Fridays, someone would arrive from Bulawayo...


Praise for Those Who Love Night

“A brilliant novel of memory, reconciliation, and revenge. Ebersohn was always one of South Africa's best, and this new book--the beginning of, I hope, a series--shows why.... Ebersohn never loses the narrative thread, and there isn't an extraneous syllable in this tight, intelligent novel that weaves history and politics. Definitely one of the best mysteries of the year.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto) on The October Killings

“His horrors, rooted so closely in history, have a nightmare quality that's hard to shake.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The October Killings

“Deftly mixing past and present in a complex plot that pits justice against moral ambiguity...he vividly portrays a divided nation... .Highly recommended.” —Library Journal (starred review) on The October Killings

“South African author Ebersohn kicks off a promising new series... .The complexities of South Africa a decade after the end of white rule help fuel a compelling plot that builds to several dramatic climaxes.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The October Killings

In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of THOSE WHO LOVE NIGHT . Furloughed from her job with South Africa's Department of Justice, attorney Abigail Bukula is free to go to Zimbabwe for some pro bono work that pays only in adventure, danger and unwelcome romance. - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Wessel Ebersohn

WESSEL EBERSOHN, an internationally published author, was born in Cape Town, South Africa. Those Who Love Night is the second in an outstanding new crime series that began with the widely acclaimed The October Killings.

Wessel Ebersohn



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