Satanic Mechanic

Satanic Mechanic

Book - 2017
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When Slimkat the Bushman's life is threatened by an unknown adversary, recipe writer-turned-crime fighter Tannie Maria becomes embroiled in a nature-reserve land dispute among Bushmen descendants, diamond miners, and cattle companies.
Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins Publishers,, 2017.
ISBN: 9781443443050
1443443050
9780062397690
0062397699
Characteristics: 384 pages : 24 cm.

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elizabetsyr
Aug 19, 2017

I picked this one up by name. I enjoy mysteries and in a foriegn country I thought I would also learn new things. This is true, including learning some Africaan which is scattered liberally throughout (I kept a translation app open for that). I liked the characters. I enjoyed the sdifferent cultural feeling, however, there is a component of PTSD and a group sharing their experiences as a healing process. The vivid descriptions, through the stories told, of terrorism, torture, and death were very hard to read. I know these things are real, but one isn't often faced wiht an individual character relating their own story so graphically and so painfully. Be aware

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m0k1m3
Jul 15, 2017

What a wonderful surprise this book was! I read murder mysteries - they are my go-to-bed-relaxers. I generally read cozys or, at least, women (not so likely to be gory). Just grabbed this off the shelf -woman, humorous cover - okay. It is a treat on so many levels - language, culture, food/recipes and most of all - the psychology of it all --- pure magic.

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