Mystery Book Club for June

"A Beautiful Place to Die" by Malla Nunn

A Beautiful Place to Die BookcoverThe next Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meeting will be held on Thursday, June 3 at 6:30 pm at Barnes & Noble, 12 & E Streets NW.

Filmmaker Malla Nunn uses the murder of an Afrikaner police captain in a small South African town in 1952 to explore a period of new apartheid laws, social and political tensions, and family relationships.  An English detective and Zulu constable pair to track through the complexities of village life in the time-honored tradition of English detective fiction exposing the fabric of local society.  The novel was short listed for 2010 Edgar Award Best Novel.