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Nice Blood Rose review in today’s Independent

Blood RoseBLOOD ROSE, published by Atlantic in the UK, is out in the UK this month. Here, following a carrot in the The Times a couple of weeks ago, is a review in The Independent. This was the bit I liked: There is a highly satisfying marriage here between keen desire for a better society and the no-nonsense imperatives of the best crime fiction: an edgy union that Orford presides over with great dexterity.

However, such books as Blood Rose are not given over to impassioned ideological arguments. Orford is canny enough to know that her principal duty is to engage the reader. This second outing in her Clare Harte series once again features her streetwise investigative journalist with a PhD in femicide and sexual murder. Clare has an on/off relationship with a good-looking captain in the South African police, Riedwaan Faizal, who uses her as a profiler on difficult cases.

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Blood Rose Notice in the UK Times

My second Clare Hart thriller, Blood Rose, appears alongside books by Scandinavian crime writers Jo Nesbø, Camilla Läckberg in the UK’s Times newspaper:

Margie Orford’s Blood Rose has an appealing heroine, the Cape Town-based criminal profiler Dr Clare Hart, and a lively, fast-moving plot set in Namibia — probably the first time that the sparsely populated country has featured in crime fiction. In Walvis Bay, the largest port, a serial killer is disposing of vulnerable teenage street-boys. Hart is asked to help, which she does with panache while dealing with her own emotional see-saws. Good dialogue and unfamiliar characters.

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Daddy’s Girl in the News

Several recent mentions of my latest Clare Hart thriller.

Three good reviews in the South African papers:

And I answer the Mail & Guardian‘s questions:

Describe yourself in a sentence.
I don’t believe in stopping working just because I’m tired: I stop when what I’m working on is as perfect as I can make it.

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Dr Hart is in the House

I was thrilled with Samantha Page’s review in O, the Oprah Magazine. Here’s an extract…


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