James McClure The Steam Pig

ISBN 13: 9780140037036

The Steam Pig

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A murder mystery set in South Africa, where Kramer and Zondi come across Bantu gangs that murder with bicycle spokes and hear whispered references to "the Steam Pig". McClure has written four other Kramer and Zondi novels - "The Song Dog", "The Caterpillar Cop", "Snake" and "Gooseberry Fool".

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In the debut mystery featuring Lieutenant Kramer and Detective Sergeant Mickey Zondi set in South Africa, a beautiful blonde has been killed by a bicycle spoke to the heart, Bantu gangster style. Why?

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"James McClure's first novel arrives like a slam in the kidneys . . . a gripping style, real characters, and an exotic locale. . . . "The Steam Pig" will not only keep the reader's nose to the page, it will also make [him] think."--"The New York Times Book Review"

Praise for "The Steam Pig"

"James McClure's first novel arrives like a slam in the kidneys . . . a gripping style, real characters, and an exotic locale. . . . "The Steam Pig" will not only keep the reader's nose to the page, it will also make [him] think."
--"The New York Times Book Review"

Praise for James McClure:

"[McClure is] a distinguished crime novelist who has created in his Afrikaner Tromp Kramer and Bantu Sergeant Zondi two detectives who are as far from stereotypes as any in the genre."
--P. D. James

"McClure's stories ... have been noteworthy in equal measure for their poignant evocation of [South Africa], their perception of partnership, and their acute sense of sexual obsession."
"--Time Magazine"

"The pace is fast, the solution ingenious. Above all, however, is the author's extraordinary naturalistic style. He is that rarity--a sensitive writer who can carry his point without forcing."
"--The New York Times Book Review "

"Soho completes its reprinting of one of the finest police series to begin in the 1970s, James McClure's eight books about Tromp Kramer and Mickey Zondi, a South African biracial detective team in the days of Apartheid."
"--Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine "

Praise for "The Steam Pig"
James McClure's first novel arrives like a slam in the kidneys . . . a gripping style, real characters, and an exotic locale. . . . "The Steam Pig" will not only keep the reader's nose to the page, it will also make [him] think.
"The New York Times Book Review"
Praise for James McClure:
"[McClure is] a distinguished crime novelist who has created in his Afrikaner Tromp Kramer and Bantu Sergeant Zondi two detectives who are as far from stereotypes as any in the genre."
P. D. James
"McClure's stories ... have been noteworthy in equal measure for their poignant evocation of [South Africa], their perception of partnership, and their acute sense of sexual obsession."
" Time Magazine"
"The pace is fast, the solution ingenious. Above all, however, is the author's extraordinary naturalistic style. He is that rarity a sensitive writer who can carry his point without forcing."
" The New York Times Book Review"
"Soho completes its reprinting of one of the finest police series to begin in the 1970s, James McClure's eight books about Tromp Kramer and Mickey Zondi, a South African biracial detective team in the days of Apartheid."
" Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine""

Praise for The Steam Pig
James McClure's first novel arrives like a slam in the kidneys . . . a gripping style, real characters, and an exotic locale. . . . The Steam Pig will not only keep the reader's nose to the page, it will also make [him] think.
The New York Times Book Review

Praise for James McClure:
"[McClure is] a distinguished crime novelist who has created in his Afrikaner Tromp Kramer and Bantu Sergeant Zondi two detectives who are as far from stereotypes as any in the genre."
P. D. James
"McClure's stories ... have been noteworthy in equal measure for their poignant evocation of [South Africa], their perception of partnership, and their acute sense of sexual obsession."
Time Magazine
"The pace is fast, the solution ingenious. Above all, however, is the author's extraordinary naturalistic style. He is that rarity a sensitive writer who can carry his point without forcing."
The New York Times Book Review
"Soho completes its reprinting of one of the finest police series to begin in the 1970s, James McClure's eight books about Tromp Kramer and Mickey Zondi, a South African biracial detective team in the days of Apartheid."
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine"

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