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Jacqui L'Ange

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Very short but Bloody Satisfied (review)

 

Bloody Satisfied – Short Sharp Stories

Edited by Joanne Hichens (Mercury)
****
Book thrill
“South Africa is very sexy place for crime fiction,” Deon Meyer declares in his introduction to Bloody Satisfied. But as the twenty-four authors collected here demonstrate, South Africa is also brutal, sneaky, venal, banal, complex, murderous, proud, paranoid, colourful, guilty, greedy, arrogant, and rather twisted. From Dawn Garisch’s “What To Do About Ricky”, a looping tale of self-deception, to T.O. Molefe’s dystopian “The King”, and through all the alarming plot twists and gory who-dunnits in between, this collection is guaranteed to leave readers entirely in tune with its title. – Jacqui L’Ange @jaxangel

 

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