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The Caterpillar Cop
     

The Caterpillar Cop

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by James McClure
 

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When a twelve-year-old boy is found strangled to death with multiple stab wounds, his killer is assumed to be a pedophile. Lieutenant Tromp Kramer and his sidekick, Bantu Detective Sergeant Mickey Zondi begin to investigate and soon learn that the boy had been involved in a detective club that encouraged children to spy and snitch on people, and no one likes a snitch.

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When a twelve-year-old boy is found strangled to death with multiple stab wounds, his killer is assumed to be a pedophile. Lieutenant Tromp Kramer and his sidekick, Bantu Detective Sergeant Mickey Zondi begin to investigate and soon learn that the boy had been involved in a detective club that encouraged children to spy and snitch on people, and no one likes a snitch. Whom was Boetie spying on? As the two men look into possible leads on the case, they must also navigate increasing tensions surrounding racism in the ’70s in South Africa, and Kramer finds himself on the receiving end of much of the hatred himself.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569478950
Publisher:
Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Series:
A Kramer and Zondi Mystery , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
520 KB

Meet the Author

James McClure (1939-2006) was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he worked as a photographer and then a teacher before becoming a crime reporter. He published eight wildly successful books in the Kramer and Zondi series during his lifetime and was the recipient of the CWA Silver and Gold Daggers.


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The Caterpillar Cop: A Lieutenant Kramer and Detective Sergeant Mickey Zondi Investigation 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
kamas716 More than 1 year ago
A wonderful little crime novel. I thought I knew which participants were responsible for the various actions, but I just couldn't figure out how they were going to prove it. The pace of the story was quick. Zondi was better developed in this story. The side story didn't seem to be going anywhere in particular until the end. Even though we have extremely large variances here in the US, the contrasts between the different parts of the culture in SA are so striking, it's such a foreign thing to me. The eBook was formatted well with no obvious spelling or grammatical errors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago