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Author1281083981Number four in the PI Jade de Jong novels by South African crime novelist Jassy Mackenzie, Pale Horses, just out in the U.S., is “gripping,” according to Publishers Weekly. Jade is, as Library Journal noted in a starred review, “tough as nails and persistent, despite the fact that every clue leads to a dark and twisted place.”

Mackenzie hit the ground running with this “remarkable series,” as the New York Times Book Review called the Jade de Jong books. Her 2008 publication, Random Violence, featuring the gutsy PI is set in contemporary Johannesburg; the novel earned local acclaim. South Africa’s Sunday Times declared that this debut “excels in its ability to translate our propensity for violent crime into a clever plot that could take place only in South Africa. Released in the United States in 2010, Random Violence earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly, with the critic terming it a “triumphant debut,” and further noting, “Readers will wish Jade a long fictional career.” (more…)

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