Dark Traces - Martin Steyn (Paperback)

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 Dark traces is the English translation of Martin Steyn’s first suspense novel, Donker spoor.


When a child is murdered, it always seems as if a light has been extinguished in a parent’s eyes. They find her decomposing body in the veld. A teenager. She was raped and tortured for days. She was hanged. She wasn’t the first. The South African Police Service’s Warrant Officer Jan Magson, estranged from his son and still grieving for his wife, is assigned to the case. He has to look the mothers and fathers in the eye. He has to answer their questions. And he can’t. Headlines question the police’s ability to protect the community from this evil. A newspaper prints a mother’s heart-wrenching letter to the killer. A father offers a substantial reward. And every time another lead reaches a dead end, Magson finds himself looking down at another dead girl.

Winner of the 2015 ATKV Prize for Suspense Fiction, Martin Steyn’s Dark traces
deals with two sides of homicide: sadistic murder and euthanasia: killing for pleasure and killing for love.

Product Details

Barcode
9780799383591
Department
Books
Released
1 Apr 2017
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Martin Steyn
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
LAPA Publishers (Pty) Ltd / LAPA Uitgewers (Edms) Bpk
Edition
1
Language
English
Number of Pages
352
Dimensions
198 x 129mm

Summary

Dark traces is the English translation of Martin Steyn's first suspense novel, Donker spoor. When a child is murdered, it always seems as if a light has been extinguished in a parent's eyes. They find her decomposing body in the veld. A teenager. She was raped and tortured for days. She was hanged. She wasn't the first. The South African Police Service's Warrant Officer Jan Magson, estranged from his son and still grieving for his wife, is assigned to the case. He has to look the mothers and fathers in the eye. He has to answer their questions. And he can't. Headlines question the police's ability to protect the community from this evil. A newspaper prints a mother's heart-wrenching letter to the killer. A father offers a substantial reward. And every time another lead reaches a dead end, Magson finds himself looking down at another dead girl. Winner of the 2015 ATKV Prize for Suspense Fiction, Martin Steyn's Dark traces deals with two sides of homicide: sadistic murder and euthanasia: killing for pleasure and killing for love.

Classification

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Crime
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Suspense
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Thrillers
BISAC Subject 4
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
BIC Classification 1
Thriller / suspense
BIC Classification 2
Crime & mystery

Author Bio

Martin Steyn started writing Stephen King-inspired horror stories while still at school. With his interest in the darker aspects of the human psyche, it was unavoidable that he would find serial killers fascinating. Following his studies in psychology and criminology, he started studying serial killers and profiling. He also wrote seven real-crime articles about Stewart Wilken, Moses Sithole and the Sizzlers killings, among others, for the Crime Library website. Steyn's dream was always to write fiction - especially realistic crime fiction. This dream lead to plenty of research on the SAPS and its forensic units. His debut novel, Donker spoor, appeared in 2014 and his second, Skuldig, in 2015. A psychological thriller, Swartval was published in 2016.