#KINDLE Ø De vrouw in de blauwe mantel µ eBook or E-pub free

A naked woman is found alongside a highway outside of Cape Town, with her body having been washed in bleach to destroy DNA evidence Benny Griessel of the prestigious Hawks investigative unit is asked to assist The dead woman turns out to be Alicia Lewis, an art expert, who is trying to find a rare painting by Carel Fabritius, Rembrandt s finest student, not seen since it disappeared from Delft in 1654 Benny and his partner find the two men she had contacted prior to her sudden trip to South A A naked woman is found alongside a highway outside of Cape Town, with her body having been washed in bleach to destroy DNA evidence Benny Griessel of the prestigious Hawks investigative unit is asked to assist The dead woman turns out to be Alicia Lewis, an art expert, who is trying to find a rare painting by Carel Fabritius, Rembrandt s finest student, not seen since it disappeared from Delft in 1654 Benny and his partner find the two men she had contacted prior to her sudden trip to South Africa one sleazy and one not.I was disappointed by this novella, because there was little character development, other than Benny s worries over the cost and provenance of an engagement ring Thanks to Netgalley and Grove Atlantic for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review I had no idea that this novella was part of a a series, but it played out like a stand alone with enough illusions to main character, Captain Benny Griessel to keep me interested I also found the South African setting a nice break from the number of UK and US police procedurals that I read When a woman s bleached remains are discovered and not a lot of clues evident, Griessel and his partner, Vaughn Thanks to Netgalley and Grove Atlantic for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review I had no idea that this novella was part of a a series, but it played out like a stand alone with enough illusions to main character, Captain Benny Griessel to keep me interested I also found the South African setting a nice break from the number of UK and US police procedurals that I read When a woman s bleached remains are discovered and not a lot of clues evident, Griessel and his partner, Vaughn Cupido, find themselves going places they hadn t imagined Whether you re a long time fan or an interested newbie, this is a thrilling police mystery.Goodreads Review 04 05 19 Expected publication 07 05 19 #KINDLE ⚟ De vrouw in de blauwe mantel ⚣ Kaapstad, Zuid Afrika Rechercheurs Bennie Griessel en Vaughn Cupido werken bij de afdeling Ernstige Delicten, ook wel de Valken genoemd, van de politie van Kaapstad Ze krijgen een zaak toebedeeld die niemand anders wil en die aluur oud is Antiek, voor een moordonderzoekIemand heeft het lichaam van een vrouw bewerkt met bleekwater en daarna over een muur gedrapeerd, boven aan Sir Lowry s Pass De zaak van het Gebleekte Lijk biedt slechts twee minieme aanknopingspunten, maar Griessel en Cupido zijn niet anders gewendDe vrouw in de blauwe mantel is het geschenkboek voor de Spannende Boekenweken in Nederland, die gehouden worden vant mjuni The oppressive heat of the day combined with swirls of constant dust against the windshield makes the tour bus driver squirm with frustration behind the wheel He only wants to return safely with his cargo of thirteen shifting women to the end of their destination But a scream erupts at the back of the bus There from the bus window, in plain view, is the body of a dead woman perched, as if displayed, on the top of a wall alongside the road Too late to turn back Too late to unsee the seen.C The oppressive heat of the day combined with swirls of constant dust against the windshield makes the tour bus driver squirm with frustration behind the wheel He only wants to return safely with his cargo of thirteen shifting women to the end of their destination But a scream erupts at the back of the bus There from the bus window, in plain view, is the body of a dead woman perched, as if displayed, on the top of a wall alongside the road Too late to turn back Too late to unsee the seen.Cape Town s Captain Benny Griessel and his partner, Vaughn Cupido, are called in to the scene of the crime They are known as the Hawks within the SAPS and have plenty of notches on their crime solving belts But this one is going to be a rough one The pathologist states the cause of death as blunt force trauma And this killer knew just how to rid the body of DNA A strong smell of household bleach fills the air as they approach.As the investigation moves on, the stakes are raised higher The body is that of an American woman who worked for many years with Restore recovering lost art This could be quite the international fiasco in the making Time is of the essence The Woman in the Blue Cloak is my introduction to Deon Meyer and his two saavy detectives hitting the streets in South Africa The banter between the two is delightful with humorous darts hitting their target at just the right moments Meyer allows you to view their weaknesses and touch the scars of their experiential backgrounds There s a lot of worn leather on the bottom of their shoes.Deon Meyer weaves an additional thread through this storyline involving a mysterious work by Carel Fabritius, a pupil of Rembrandt Pages turn swiftly as we readers are given a glimpse into the art world revolving from today into the long lost corridors of the past My interest has been piqued as I search out previous books in the Benny Griessel Series set in Cape Town Perhaps you will, too.I received a copy of The Woman in the Blue Cloak through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Atlantic Monthly Press and Deon Meyer for the opportunity This is fully a 3.5 star for my read, but I will not round it up because the first 30 to 40 pages were confusing, and IMHO just frustrating as a reader to decipher That it is part of a series is only part of the problem in this type of introduction to the context of the case But if I had read others of this series before, I may have been less distracted by numerous factors of new characters exchanges and the general asides of organizations, colloquialisms etc of South Africa Not having all This is fully a 3.5 star for my read, but I will not round it up because the first 30 to 40 pages were confusing, and IMHO just frustrating as a reader to decipher That it is part of a series is only part of the problem in this type of introduction to the context of the case But if I had read others of this series before, I may have been less distracted by numerous factors of new characters exchanges and the general asides of organizations, colloquialisms etc of South Africa Not having all those duck knowledge points in a row it makes the intro of numerous levels and primes in all this just awkward But I did persist And was fully glad that I did Because the next novella length piece was a full 4 star Especially when you got into the precise minutia of all the criteria that brought our victim to South Africa and the Woman in Blue painting itself Those were top notch.Good plot for the searching of the providence and existence of this painting And the fractional history portions WERE distracting, but there were few of them and so they did give you historical reality without totally breaking the tension of the case I did find the last 5 pages of explanation a bit far fetched but overall, still an intriguing case story outcome And I found the South African law rather leaning toward guilty until proven innocent in methods, but certainly a window Finally I must admit I hadtrouble understanding this nomenclature for this tiny book than in some pretentious tomes of 500 erudite phrasings What is a ou As in he was a real ou And rusks I read that they can be packed, or dunked Then finally I determine that they are some kind of formed muesli mix solidified Myriads of South African words, phrases, titles calling tribal characters uncle etc are found in this writing I love it What I don t love is the redundant words Skinny is one, but there are others too The same word used too often And the South African sense of humor seems quirky slanted too A different flavor Like the English within Monty Python forms etc something quite owned I have to be the in right mood truly attend wording inflection nuance to get it as it varies greatly from my own native humor forms Of this, I m not completely sure but 90% convinced that it holds huge cultural onus It s a play of different cultural manners eyes assorted, thrown together, holding no go lines that some things considered joke worthy, giggly in some place and ethnic senses are NOT in others And where a word play, a rhyme, a slapstick motion all can be read heard differently I m going to readof these, Deon Meyer Not for the snarky Hawks folks either The characters are not my most likable at all, but they are teaching me a different English language ambiance definition of terms.Finally I have to add A former Inn BB owner we visited MI there for years I knew and grew to know as a friend was from South Africa He told me at least 20 stories of his life there before he emigrated that were awesome He called it the Garden of Eden and I believed him when he would describe all the paths of his childhood, youth and beach too legacies The natural bounty and beauty sound incredible I wish there werefiction books set on that stage This is the 6th of the brilliant Benny Griessel series I have read in 2020 The book is a short one, only 160 pages and I only wish it had been longer The previous books present a searing and fearless portrait of social, business and political strife post apartheid Benny and his partner, Vaughn Cupido have worked in solving cases involving crime and corruption They are members of the Hawks, also known as the directory of Priority Crimes and Investigations based in Capetown Their boss is Mbal This is the 6th of the brilliant Benny Griessel series I have read in 2020 The book is a short one, only 160 pages and I only wish it had been longer The previous books present a searing and fearless portrait of social, business and political strife post apartheid Benny and his partner, Vaughn Cupido have worked in solving cases involving crime and corruption They are members of the Hawks, also known as the directory of Priority Crimes and Investigations based in Capetown Their boss is Mbali Kaleni, a Zulu woman Benny was an alcoholic for many years which impeded his career and lead to a divorce He has now been sober for a long time and wants to marry a singer who is also an ex alcoholic They are both happy and very much in love Benny is concerned that he will never afford to buy an engagement ring worthy of her The characters and their dialogue are always engaging The award winning books have been originally written in Afrikaans and impeccably translated into English The series ranks highly on my list of favourite detective and crime novels,and presents a vivid picture of Capetown and surroundings A woman is found murdered and posed against a rock on a beach Her body has been bleached to destroy DNA evidence She is identified as Alicia Lewis from England She was an expert in old Dutch paintings who specialized in the recovery of lost art They discover that she came to South Africa searching for a painting, The Woman in the Blue Cloak This was a rare painting by Rembrandt s most gifted student, Carel Fabritius He died in 1654 when an explosion destroyed most of his art and took his life A quarter of the city of Delft was destroyed and very few of his paintings remain The Goldfinch of the best selling book and the movie that followed was one of his few existing paintings that survived the damage from the explosion The Woman in the Blue Cloak disappeared from Delft in 1654 according to the story Alicia traced the painting through historic documents to a family in SouthAfrica in the 1700s The manner of her death and the fate of the painting leads Benny and Cupido to a dapper, retired history professor, a sleazy ex cop who now works as a Private Investigator, and a farmhouse in the countryside The murderer and his motive are surprising I am hoping there will soon be another book in this enjoyable and informative series Synopsis blurb..The Woman in the Blue Cloak is a brilliant novella which will thrill and entertain fans of Deon Meyer s much loved detective Benny Griessel.Benny Griessel is a cop on a mission he plans to ask Alexa Bernard to marry him That means he needs to buy an engagement ring and that means he needs a loan.So Benny has a lot on his mind when he is called to a top priority murder case A woman s body is discovered, naked and washed in bleach, draped on a wall beside a picturesque road Synopsis blurb..The Woman in the Blue Cloak is a brilliant novella which will thrill and entertain fans of Deon Meyer s much loved detective Benny Griessel.Benny Griessel is a cop on a mission he plans to ask Alexa Bernard to marry him That means he needs to buy an engagement ring and that means he needs a loan.So Benny has a lot on his mind when he is called to a top priority murder case A woman s body is discovered, naked and washed in bleach, draped on a wall beside a picturesque road above Cape Town The identity of the victim is a mystery, as is the reason for her killing.Gradually, Benny and his colleague Vaughn Cupido begin to work out the roots of the story, which reach as far away as England and Holland and as far back as the seventeenth century My takeThe Woman in the Blue Cloak was another enjoyable outing in the company Deon Meyer s Cape Town detective Benny Griessel Instead of the usual 400 page plus novel, this one was a 160 page novella, with enough story and teeth to keep me interested.It s an interesting starting point with an unidentified dead body and the local cops soon realising after a day or two, that it s a job for the big boys Griessel and his partner Cupido draw the case In a separate narrative we also have an anonymous man on the run, in fear of his life pursued by four men.Establish the identity, investigate the victim an overseas visitor and art expert with no real connection to South Africa and someone who has recently quit her job in the UK, track her movements and local contacts, especially those with a vicious, corrupt ex cop known to Cupido and now one of Cape Town s leading PIs Billy de Palma, get an art history lesson on Carel Fabritius, a pupil of Rembrandt and a well regarded 17th Century Dutch artist in his own right and discover our victim was on the trail of an undiscovered Fabritius painting worth in the region of US 100m a massive temptation to murder someone.I really liked this one I liked the blending of events from several centuries ago in a convincing murder investigation I m also minded to look into The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt based on a real Fabritius painting and a pivot point for events occurring here.In addition to our murder, we also get to admire Griessel s ongoing sobriety 147 days and counting and fret with him over the source of financing for the 22000 Rand engagement ring he hopes to buy for his intended future wife.Overall verdict a brief and engaging outing in familiar company That s two Meyer Griessel books I ve enjoyed in a matter of months Hopefully I can schedule my reading to accommodate something else by him this year as I ve yet to be disappointed in his work.4 from 5 Heart of the Hunter 2003 , Blood Safari 2008 , Cobra 2012 and Trackers 2011 have all been enjoyed before.Read in February, 2019Published 2018Page count 160Source Edelweiss Above the Treeline early reviewer siteFormat ePub read on laptophttp col2910.blogspot.com 2019 02 d English below Dit is niet mijn soort boek Ik erger mij enorm aan de met Engels doorspekte dialogen Aan de andere kant is het misschien dat zo in Zuid Afrika wordt gesproken, maar dat weet ik niet Er zit geen spanning in het verhaal en de plot voelt wat gekunsteld en voorspelbaar Het boekje is maar 90 bladzijden, en toch zitten er 3 verhaallijnen in Ik denk dat dat teveel is om het hoofdverhaal beter uit te kunnen werken Het belangrijkste verhaal gaat over een onbekend werk van Fabritius English below Dit is niet mijn soort boek Ik erger mij enorm aan de met Engels doorspekte dialogen Aan de andere kant is het misschien dat zo in Zuid Afrika wordt gesproken, maar dat weet ik niet Er zit geen spanning in het verhaal en de plot voelt wat gekunsteld en voorspelbaar Het boekje is maar 90 bladzijden, en toch zitten er 3 verhaallijnen in Ik denk dat dat teveel is om het hoofdverhaal beter uit te kunnen werken Het belangrijkste verhaal gaat over een onbekend werk van Fabritius Daarnaast zit er een stukje over een van de hoofdpersonen die wil gaan trouwen Dat verhaal voegt weinig toe het zorgt er niet voor dat de karakters van de hoofdpersonen meer diepgang krijgen Ik merk zelfs dat ik mij een beetje erger aan het geneuzel over trouwringen en hoe geweldig zijn beeldschone vrouw wel niet is De hoofdstukken worden ook afgewisseld met een ontzettend onduidelijk verhaal over iemand die achtervolgt wordt Waarschijnlijk ligt het aan mij, maar ik begreep helemaal niets van die stukjes Het is mij volstrekt onduidelijk waar die stukjes toe dienen Kennelijk spelen die stukjes zich in de 16e eeuw, maar dat blijkt nergens uit Ik realiseer mij dat het misschien niet eerlijk is om een boekje van 90 bladzijden een negatieve review te geven, maar voor mijn gevoel had er meer in gezeten Dit lijkt op een schets voor een langer verhaal.This is not my kind of book In the Dutch translation the dialogues are filled with english slang, wich annoys me endlessly But maybe this is common for dialogue in South Africa The story lacks any tensionbuilding and the plot feels artificial and predictable It d only a 90 page story, but there still are 3 different storylines I think that s to much for a short story like this It results in all of the three storylines being nothan sketches of what they could have been Firstly there s the main story the search for an unknown work of art by the Dutch painter Fabritius Then there s the story about one of the main characters who wants to get married That part does not add anything to the characters I find it annoys me mostly, the ranting about weddingrings and how absolutely gorgeous and wonderful the bride to be is Lastly there are some chapters about someone being chased It s completely unclear to me what this about Only when i finished i thought isort of realised what they were about It seems they are situated in the 16th century, but that s not very clear Maybe it s me bit i didnt understand tjose chapters at all I realise it may be unfair to give a 90 page book a negative review, but i believe it could have been much better This is nothingthan a sketch for a much longer story This is a short novella by Deon Meyer in his marvellous Captain Benny Griessel series set in Cape Town, South Africa Benny is a Hawk, a detective working in the Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigations under Mbali Kaleni, the head of his unit His personal life is currently in a good place, his relationship with Alexa, the well known singer, makes him happy, and he wants to marry her Both have been through challenging times, they are both ex alcoholics and Benny has been married before H This is a short novella by Deon Meyer in his marvellous Captain Benny Griessel series set in Cape Town, South Africa Benny is a Hawk, a detective working in the Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigations under Mbali Kaleni, the head of his unit His personal life is currently in a good place, his relationship with Alexa, the well known singer, makes him happy, and he wants to marry her Both have been through challenging times, they are both ex alcoholics and Benny has been married before He is looking to buy an engagement ring, much to the disgust of his long term police partner, the commitment phobic Vaughn Cupido, who feels Benny s marriage plans put pressure on his relationship The ring is going to be expensive, Benny wants Alexa to have a ring she can proudly show in public so he heads for a pawnshop run by long term reputable friend of his However, despite being a long term and reliable customer of his bank, they are reluctant to advance him the loan he needs for the engagement ring.Griessel and Cupido find themselves involved in a mystery that goes back in time to the 17th century to an explosion in Delft, a town in the Netherlands and the possession of a piece of art in a South African family that goes back centuries to Gysbert van Reenen In the present day, a woman s naked body is found prominently displayed as if it was a work of art The police are left bewildered as to her identity and there is little scope to gather evidence as the body has been bleached When her identity is finally revealed, she turns out to have been an American residing in Britain who had retired from her work as an Art Recoveries expert This is not a death that can be ignored with its international repercussions Benny s investigations lead to encounters with a retired professor, a corrupt ex cop turned private investigator, and a farming family residing in Villiersdorp I really enjoyed reading this and my only complaint is that I would loved it to have been longer This novella is a great addition to the series, it gives a picture of modern day South Africa with a wonderful protagonist in Benny Griessel, with both his police career and his personal life Many thanks to Hodder and Stoughton for an ARC This is a great series which I follow religiously, reading each one as it comes out The Woman in the Blue Cloak is a reasonably long novella and another great story about Captain Benny Griessel.Benny is in a really good place now having managed to give up alcohol He is working in the top crime branch in Cape Town, has a good partner at work and is about to propose to his girl friend Some times it is good to read a crime novel where the main character is feeling good and is able to concentrate This is a great series which I follow religiously, reading each one as it comes out The Woman in the Blue Cloak is a reasonably long novella and another great story about Captain Benny Griessel.Benny is in a really good place now having managed to give up alcohol He is working in the top crime branch in Cape Town, has a good partner at work and is about to propose to his girl friend Some times it is good to read a crime novel where the main character is feeling good and is able to concentrate on the job at hand.This was a very enjoyable, if too short, read which left me feeling very nostalgic for when I used to live in South Africa Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book