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ELLIE MCKENNA

Wilna Adriaanse (pen name: Wilmine Burger)

  • Original Title: ELLIE MCKENNA
  • Publication date: April 2014
  • Publisher: TAFELBERG
  • Country: ZA
  • 416 print pages
  • Crime fiction/Detective novel

Information

  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: South Africa
  • Themes: FAMILY, Filiation, Mourning, PEOPLE facing life, Search for the truth, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Conspiracy, Rivalry, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Inner-city violence, Power, Corruption, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Commitment, CHARACTERS, Strong Female Character

Pitch

Still grieving following the death of her dad, her guiding light and an honest cop if ever there was one, Ellie accepts a mission to infiltrate Cape Town’s dark criminal underbelly. She knows full well that in her line of work the brave often end up dead... blindsided by a faceless enemy.

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Wilna Adriaanse is a South African Afrikaans writer. Her best-known novels are REBECCA (2004), MET ANDER WOORDE (2006), DIE BOEK VAN ESTER (2008), VIER SEISOENE KIND (2010) and DUBBELSPEL (2014). Her book, 'N HEILDRONK OP LIEFDE, won the 2003 Lapa Publishers’ Prize for Romance and in 2009 she was awarded the ATKV-Woordveertjie prize for her novel DIE BOEK VAN ESTER.

Summary

Book 1: DUBBELSPEL

South Africa has a rich and varied criminal community. The Italians with their mafia connections, the Chinese triads, the Nigerians, the Russians, Koreans, Indians... not to mention all the homegrown felons. Still grieving following the death of her dad, her guiding light and an honest cop if ever there was one, Ellie McKenna accepts a mission to infiltrate Cape Town’s dark criminal underbelly. She knows full well that in her line of work the brave often end up dead... blindsided by a faceless enemy.

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    Wilna Adriaanse (born 1958) is a South African Afrikaans writer. Her best-known novels are REBECCA (2004), MET ANDER WOORDE (2006), DIE BOEK VAN ESTER (2008), VIER SEISOENE KIND (2010) and DUBBELSPEL (2014). Her book, 'N HEILDRONK OP LIEFDE, won the 2003 Lapa Publishers’ Prize for Romance and in 2009 she was awarded the ATKV-Woordveertjie prize for her novel DIE BOEK VAN ESTER.