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Margie Orford

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Lunching with David Klatzow and Penny Haw

David Klatzow and I were recently interviewed by Penny Haw about forensic science and crime writing while lunching on the Newmark hotel group’s luxury yacht, the Nautilus:

NOVELIST Margie Orford and forensic scientist Dr David Klatzow have at least one thing in common: they’re in the business of crime. In fact, I’ve heard them referred to as “SA ’s king and queen of crime”.

Recently , with the publication of Klatzow’s biography, Steeped In Blood: The Life and Times of a Forensic Scientist, last year and news he’s working on a new book, it emerged the scientist and novelist have another thing in common: they are both accomplished storytellers.

Author of the Clare Hart series of thrillers — she has just put the finishing touches to the fourth in the series, Gallow’s Hill — Orford is among SA’s most eminent crime writers, both locally and abroad.

Her books, Like Clockwork, Blood Rose and Daddy’s Girl, have been translated into more than eight languages; and film rights for Blood Rose have been optioned to a London-based South African film-making team .


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