Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie, A Jade de Jong Mystery (1st in series)

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The Mystery Bookshelf, where you can discover a world of mystery and suspense, is pleased to feature a new crime novel we recently received from the publisher.

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Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie
A Jade de Jong Mystery (1st in series)
Soho Crime (Trade Paperback)
Publication Date: April 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1-56947-911-7

Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie
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About Random Violence (from the publisher): In Johannesburg, prosperous whites live behind gates; when they exit their cars to open the gates, car-jackings are common. But seldom is the victim killed, much less shot twice, like Annette Botha. Piet Botha, the husband of the wealthy woman, is the primary suspect in his wife's murder.

PI Jade de Jong fled South Africa ten years ago after her father was killed. Now back in town, she offers to help her father's former assistant, Superintendent David Patel, with his investigation of this case. Under apartheid, Patel, of Indian descent, could never have attained his present position. But he is feeling pressure from his “old line” boss with respect to this investigation and fears lingering prejudice is at work.

As Jade probes into this and other recent car-jacking cases, a pattern begins to emerge, a pattern that goes back to her father's murder and involves a vast and intricate series of crimes for profit.

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About Jassy Mackenzie: Born in Rhodesia (as, she notes, all ex-Zimbabweans still prefer to call it), Jassy moved to South Africa when she was eight years old. She loves the energy, danger and excitement of Johannesburg, and believes there is no better place for a thriller writer. Jassy lives in Kyalami with her partner Dion, two horses and two cats. Visit her website at JassyMackensie.com.

Mysterious Reviews: Mysteries Reviewed by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books Mysteries by Jassy Mackenzie reviewed by Mysterious Reviews: Random Violence (2010).

1 comment:

  1. This one sounds very interesting. I'll have to see if I can find a copy for me to read.



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