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by James McClure

  • ISBN: 0394710215
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: James McClure
  • Subcategory: Mystery
  • Other formats: lrf lrf lit lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pantheon; 1st Pantheon pbk. ed edition (March 12, 1982)
  • Pages: 247 pages
  • FB2 size: 1721 kb
  • EPUB size: 1734 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 438
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James Howe McClure (9 October 1939, Johannesburg, South Africa – 17 June 2006, Oxford, England) was a British author and journalist best known for his Kramer and Zondi mysteries set in South Africa.

James Howe McClure (9 October 1939, Johannesburg, South Africa – 17 June 2006, Oxford, England) was a British author and journalist best known for his Kramer and Zondi mysteries set in South Africa. James McClure was born and raised in South Africa and educated in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, at Scottsville School (1947–51), Cowan House (1952–54), and Maritzburg College (1955–58)

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.

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.

Kramer and Zondi ). James Mccure. Kramer sidestepped into a bus queue and watched the departure over the top of someone’s evening newspaper. The Steam Pig. Georgie’s mute appeals were to no avail. Without sparing him a glance, Ma Abbott heaved herself aboard the taxi.

Praise for James McClure: " 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, 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.

You can read book The Steam Pig by James Mcclure in our library for absolutely free. Ordinarily, this would have invited a stock outburst from Kramer-what a bloody time to go stuffing yourself on barbecued sausage with an eye on the main chance. But, under the circumstances, he could not have wished for anything better. Whether something was absolutely necessary or not was entirely a matter of opinion. The case was all his-and Zondi’s, when that idle kaffir bothered to look in. He buzzed the duty officer. Kramer here, just back from Abbott’s place.

Title: The Steam Pig (Coronet Books) Author(s): James McClure ISBN: 0-340-48904-9, 978-0-340-48904-8 (UK .

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The Kramer and Zondi novels are a series of Police procedurals by James H. McClure set in apartheid era South Africa. The action largely takes place in the fictional city of Trekkersberg.

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The steam pig. by. McClure, James, 1939-. Kramer, Trompie (Fictitious character), Zondi, Mickey (Fictitious character), Police. New York : Pantheon Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

When a young music teacher is murdered, Lieutenant Kramer and Sergeant Zondi attempt to solve the case
Reviews about The Steam Pig (Kramer and Zondi) (7):
Unh
Not bad as a look back in time into the workings of the South African police force during the Apartheid era and the convoluted relationships between the races, but I must say the story was confusing, especially toward the end. I felt the author was sometimes too cute with the dialog, but perhaps that is just the different type of English he uses. I often had to go back and reread entire passages to make sure I understood what had happened. The ending, however, was puzzling and disappointing, and I can only think he has set it up to be continued in his next novel, which I wasn't intrigued enough reading this one to go out and buy. I'll just have to leave that ending hanging in my mind's eye.
Foiuost
Having seen a British TV episode of an Afrikaner SA police detective and his Bantu sergeant several decades ago, I've been curious to find the books. It's great to finally make the connection.

I enjoy stories taking place in different settings than my US life. Of late, I've been working through the Nordic detective authors -- Jo Nesbø, Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, Arnaldur Indriðason, Sjöwall-Wahlöö, Jussi Adler-Olsen -- but was getting ground down by their characters' alcoholism and depression! McClure provides a new foreign world to enter... equally well written, but not quite as depressing.

"Steam Pig" is the first book written in the series and gives one a glimpse of the constant tension between the races as they existed 45 years ago in the days of Apartheid. I'll look forward to more of this series.
Molace
I pride myself on finishing every book I start. In fact, while I am a voracious reader, Steam Pig is only the third book I can remember giving up on (and I've been an avid reader for almost 40 years).. The plot is hard to follow. The South African terminology leaves me puzzled. I can't identify a character to root for. I may go back and give this book another try, but right now I rate it a stinker..
Ramsey`s
I am American and have not traveled to South Africa. This book was most interesting, the interaction of the detectives (one white and one black) who were investigating the case was well crafted. Some of the slang/jargon was totally foreign to me, I got most of it but some I just guessed at. I enjoyed the style, clarity, descriptions, and complete criminal investigation that was in the book. This book portrays the criminal investigation as one would believe a normal one takes place in whatever country one is writing about in country associated with Western Culture.
Eyalanev
I thought the story was confusing. Had aproblem identifying the good guys and the bad guys. Because the writer was from South Africa cultural differences was a major hurdle. I would not recommend this book to an American.
Forey
The book was probably well written however the terms and street slang was specific to the geographic area and I just could not grasp the intent on to much of the book. I did finish it but too much escaped me I was hoping that perseverance was going to pay off it did not.
OwerSpeed
Another series that is beneficial to start with the first book. I was unfamiliar with South Korea after the war. It is a taut tale of the sordid life of the Korean camp followers and Army CID, but there is hope through out and some form of good overcomes evil. The story line is believable and I am now reading the entire series
I have given this a four star not so much for the mystery but because it takes place in apartheid South Africa. One main character is white and the other is black and their unique teamwork relationship is most definitely worth reading. I will read more of this author.

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