The Skin Collector - Chris Karsten (Paperback)

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Abel still lives on the smallholding outside Johannesburg, where he spent most of his life with his disturbed mother. Here he harvests and treats the skins of small animals which he trades for the authentic African and South American masks and tsantsas sold in his gallery in the city. For his fiftieth birthday he has special plans. He wants a new face for himself, one for special occasions. And he is on the lookout for specific tattoos for the covers of his Cosmic Journals. Inspector Ella Neser’s first murder case is that of a young woman with a piece of skin missing from her shoulder. Also available in Afrikaans as Abel se ontwaking. “An impressive novel with powerfully drawn characters that will keep you spellbound until the end.” – Beeld “The creator of one of the creepiest serial killers yet in Afrikaans fiction might seem gentle, but his pen is sharp as a knife.” – Deborah Steinmair, Huisgenoot

Product Details

Barcode
9780798157087
Department
Books
Released
20 Sep 2012
Content Source
South African
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Chris Karsten
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Human & Rousseau
Edition
1
Language
English
Number of Pages
416
Dimensions
213 x 137 x 15mm (440g)

Summary

Abel still lives on the smallholding outside Johannesburg, where he spent most of his life with his disturbed mother. Here he harvests and treats the skins of small animals which he trades for the authentic African and South American masks and tsantsas sold in his gallery in the city. For his fiftieth birthday he has special plans. He wants a new face for himself, one for special occasions. And he is on the lookout for specific tattoos for the covers of his Cosmic Journals. Inspector Ella Neser's first murder case is that of a young woman with a piece of skin missing from her shoulder.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Crime
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
BIC Classification 1
Crime & mystery