I recently mentioned some African crime fiction titles coming up and a few more were suggested in the comments, well today a review copy of Margie Orford's Like Clockwork arrived from Atlantic Books. Like Clockwork is getting its UK publication next month and is the first in the Clare Hart series. The follow-up, Blood Rose, will be published in 2010.
Publisher's Synopsis: When a beautiful young woman is found murdered on Cape Town's Seapoint promenade, journalist and part-time police profiler, Dr Clare Hart is drawn into the web of a brutal serial killer. As more bodies are discovered, Clare is forced to re-visit the brutal rape of her twin sister and the gang ties that bind Cape Town’s dark crime rings. Is her investigation into human trafficking linked to the murders or is the killer just playing a sick game with her?
Like Clockwork is a dark and compelling crime story which exposes the underbelly of porn and prostitution in the Mother City.
You can read an extract at the author's website.