Diamonds Can Be Dangerous

R 320.00  

Author: Bob O'Keefe
Publisher: Spearhead Publications (Undated)
Edition: First Edition
Condition: DJ in fair condition, with some rubbing, edgewear, small spots of chipping and some creasing (please see photos). Book: Good. Previous owner's name stamped to front free endpaper. Spitting to gutter between dedication page and half title page. Text is clean, and copy is still well bound.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 190
Dimensions: 19.3 x 13.0 x 2.2 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg
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In Diamonds Can Be Dangerous, a hard-hitting, swift-moving "Who done it" with a difference, the author, Bob O'Keefe, has succeeded in producing a first class murder mystery in which very human South Africans are prominently featured against a Johannesburg backdrop of crime and intrigue. Already described as South Africa's Peter Cheyney, he writes about corpses and cops with a Damon Runyon vitality, particularly describing the naturalised American hero, Theuns Marais, a South African-born private investigator on a special mission to his native country from Chicago headquarters of Keyes Investigations. Theuns is tracking down Clarence, a notorious and ruthless international gangster who wiped out a former Keyes Investigator before immigrating to Johannesburg together with an equally notorious night club Queen, Hildegarde, who makes most cover girls look positively back-page. Bob O'Keefe's first novel will hold you in suspense to the very last page of the surprising ending of this story.

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