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Beasts of Prey: Aubrey Paton,
Sunday Times

 'Rob Marsh has done his adopted country an enormous favour, not only by exposing certain past crimes, but by presenting us with a new and perplexing antihero in the form of Captain Russell Kemp, a man whose conscience has sabotaged a once-promising career and his personal life as well'....more

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Poison: The Rise and Fall of Madame de Brinvilliers

"An enthralling story of murder and mayhem" Lynn Rowberry
"I was transported back in time to 17th century Paris. I found this novel un-put-down-able"
Mark Howell

Understanding Africa:

"A brilliant overview of Africa past and present" Pamela Burns
"An amazing read"
Adrian de Lange

Beasts of Prey: Sonya Naude, Longevity Magazine

An appalling secret of the apartheid government is about to be revealed and there are those within the military who will stop at nothing to prevent him from completing his investigation. based on the subject of an official Commission of Inquiry this novel is a gripping page-turner, whose uniquely South African characters and setting make for fresh, compelling reading. Its also a  brutal reminder of the evil men do, that government organisations that are supposed to protect us, can sometimes be the worst culprits. I seriously couldn't put this book down and I eagerly await Marsh's next thriller....more

A body is discovered in the Kruger National Park and Russel Kemp, disgraced and drug addicted Special Branch operative, now relegated to the Criminal Investigation Department at Phalaborwa police station, is dispatched to the crime scene.
What at first appears to be a simple case of suicide evolves quickly into something infinitely more sinister.

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Understanding Africa and the events that shaped its destiny begins with the evolution of homo sapiens and traces Africa’s history through ages and empires, to modern times.

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1676. When a dismembered head is found in the home of Madame de Lionne, the Chief Investigator of Police, Guillaume Varenne, is summoned to investigate. Before long the tentacles of his enquiry begin to reach out to the palace of Versailles and into the court of King Louis XIV. An evil conspiracy is about to be revealed.  

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Rob Marsh’s gift to you…

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South Africa has had its share 
of sensational crimes

Murders, kidnappings and robberies, which have both fascinated and horrified the public.
The exploits of the Stander Gang (1984), for example, have recently been turned into a Hollywood film. But do you know about the theft of the Oppenheimer jewels in 1955, the notorious poisoner Daisy de Melker or Dorothea Kraft, the first woman hanged in the Union of South Africa in 1921? Or what about the murder of Baron von Schauroth (1961), which gave rise to a new class of murder: murder on request. Or Donald Duncan Moodie (1961), the only man in South African legal history to be tried, convicted and sentenced twice for the same murder?

In Famous South African Crimes, which covers the period from 1901-1988, Rob Marsh takes a penetrating look behind the scenes and, based on meticulous research, retells the enthralling stories of South Africa’s most infamous criminals.

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