Die Vrou in die Blou Mantel

Die Vrou in die Blou 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 Al Uur 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 Van T M Juni

Deon Meyer was born in the South African town of Paarl in the winelands of the Western Cape in 1958, and grew up in Klerksdorp, in the gold mining region of Northwest Province.After military duty and studying at the Potchefstroom University, he joined Die Volksblad, a daily newspaper in Bloemfontein as a reporter Since then, he has worked as press liaison, advertising copywriter, creative directo

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  • 95 pages
  • Die Vrou in die Blou Mantel
  • Deon Meyer
  • Dutch
  • 02 March 2017
  • 9789059654228

10 thoughts on “Die Vrou in die Blou Mantel

  1. says:

    An enjoyable novella, quick and easy to read A woman s naked body has been found beside a roadway in South Africa, killed by a quick blow to the back of the head and covered in bleach to hide DNA evidence Local cops Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido are on the case, which leads them to a Professor of History, a dodgy PI and an out of the way farm.Who is the woman What brought about her death in the middle of nowhere Read it and find out, you ll find international intrigue and a satisfying conclusion, though it could have been fleshed out a lot A book for a rainy afternoon.My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  2. says:

    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.

  3. says:

    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.

  4. says:

    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.

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    Niet echt een meesterwerk Slordig geschreven over Schiedam en Delft, hoewel ik het deel over Fabritius en de buskruitexplosie wel kon waarderen Beetje Baantjer achtig in mijn idee Dit is het eerste wat ik van Deon Meyer lees, dus hij krijgt nog een kans.

  7. says:

    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 had trouble 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 read of 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 were fiction books set on that stage.

  8. says:

    Soos altyd was ek mal oor Deon Meyer se nuutste Bennie Griesel Soos met al sy boeke het ek lekker geglimlag, iets geleer en nie die einde sien kom nie Ek wens net die novella was langer

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    This review is in Dutch because the book was only published in the Netherlands Spoiler vrijDit boekje heb ik gratis gekregen bij het kopen van een boek in de week van het spannende boek Ik vindt dit altijd een erg leuke actie en ben blij dat dit nog steeds voortgezet wordt in Nederland Oke dus week van het spannende boek, dan verwacht je een enorm spannend boek wat je in 1 ruk uitleest Helaas was dat hier niet het geval en heb ik bijna 4 WEKEN over dit boekje van minder dan 100 pagina s gedaan.Ik weet niet hoe de schrijver dit voor elkaar heeft gekregen in 100 pagina s maar het plot was echt tergend langzaam 1 Pagina lezen voelde als 10 in een normaal boek Er was gewoon geen beweging in de zaak en er werden allemaal dingen bij gehaald die er niet toe deden Wat boeit het mij nou welke verlovingsring er uitgezocht wordt en hoe knap zijn vrouw is als ik helemaal niks van dit personage weet Verder lopen er door dit boek verschillende verhaallijnen, normaal vindt ik dit altijd erg prettig, dit geeft meerdere kanten van het verhaal, je snapt anderen hun motivaties en het zorgt voor wat afwisseling Maar hier was het zo onprettig lezen Het ging van de hak op de tak en ik snap nog steeds niet wat er nou allemaal aan de hand was met de achtervolgde man het was blijkbaar een paar eeuwen geleden en toen vond hij het schilderij en nam mee naar Zuid Afrika Dit voegde totaal geen spanning toe, eerder verwarring en toen ik aan het lezen was dacht ik de hele tijd van wat heeft dit met dit plot te maken Ik snap nog steeds niet door wie en waarom hij nou achtervolgt werd Later in dit boekje zo ongeveer pagina 70 werd het plot wel wat beter, ik was nieuwsgierig wat de prive detective hiermee te maken zou hebben, wie de moordenaar was en hoe alles uiteindelijk zou ontrafelen met het schilderij De schrijfstijl was ook niet echt mijn ding, er wordt verteld vanuit de alwetende verteller wat sowieso niet mijn favoriet is, maar hier is het gewoon bijna vervelend om te lezen, ik weet niet precies waar het aan lag Ik weet wel dat een misdaad thriller zo moet worden geschreven dat het aan je blijft trekken Dat je jezelf constant af blijft vragen wie is het Wie kan het gedaan hebben En hier was dat gewoon niet het geval in het begin Ik heb mezelf echt moeten dwingen om dit boekje uit te moeten lezen omdat ik vond dat ik een boek onder de 100 pagina s niet kon DNF en Maar ik heb er totaal geen plezier aan beleeft Ook vond ik de schrijfstijl erg emotieloos, of dit lag aan de personages Ik voelde me totaal niet blij als de personage blij was of boos als deze boos was Op de een of andere manier kwamen ze gewoon niet over Ook zijn het geen personages die blijven hangen, er was niks bijzonders aan ze en ik ben ze nu al weer vergeten ik snap dat het lastig is om in 100 pagina s personages te cre ren die je bij blijven maar ik vond ze nu gewoon erg saai en ze boeide me ook vrij weinig, in Incendio ,week van het spannende boek 2014, weet ik nog steeds dat het Julia was en dat ze van viool spelen houdt, dus het is wel mogelijk Verder vond ik het erg vervelend dat mensen de rechercheurs zowel bij hun voornaam, als bij hun achternaam, als bij hun bijnaam werden aangesproken In zo n dun boekje is het erg overbodig en vooral verwarrend En daarnaast was dit boekje erg lastig en ergerlijk om te lezen door het door elkaar gebruiken van de Engelse en Nederlandse taal Dit omschakelen was erg vervelend en ik vind het erg onprettig lezen Daar komt nog bij dat ook nog de constructie van de zinnen soms echt bagger was Ik bedoel zinnen als dit I hear you Denk je dat die Donald in de scam zit maken mij niet blij en denken dat ik een of ander maffia boek aan het lezen ben.Dit boekje krijgt van mij alsnog twee sterren omdat het einde op zich wel oke was view spoiler Ik had verwacht dat Fletcher er niks mee te maken had en op zich wel dat de professor dit wel had Maar hoe was wel een verassing En ik vond het uiteindelijk wel een leuk gegeven van het schilderij hide spoiler

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