No Ordinary Killing December South Africa Global superpower Great Britain is mired in an unexpectedly brutal conflict with the upstart Boers Captain Ingo Finch of the Royal Army Medical Corps pieces together casual

  • Title: No Ordinary Killing
  • Author: JeffDawson
  • ISBN: B06WPBVKR8
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • December 1899, South Africa Global superpower Great Britain is mired in an unexpectedly brutal conflict with the upstart Boers Captain Ingo Finch of the Royal Army Medical Corps pieces together casualties from the battle for Kimberley.On leave in Cape Town, the slaughter proves inescapable for Finch Awoken at his lodgings by local police, he is informed that a British oDecember 1899, South Africa Global superpower Great Britain is mired in an unexpectedly brutal conflict with the upstart Boers Captain Ingo Finch of the Royal Army Medical Corps pieces together casualties from the battle for Kimberley.On leave in Cape Town, the slaughter proves inescapable for Finch Awoken at his lodgings by local police, he is informed that a British officer has been murdered in a city backstreet An RAMC signature is required to expedite a post mortem Shocked by the identity of the victim, the bizarre nature of the crime and what appears a too convenient resolution, Finch seeks answers before returning to the Front Though the sleuth soon turns fugitive, thrust into a perilous scramble through a maze of intrigue and espionage with feisty Australian nurse, Annie Jones, as his accidental accomplice.Way to the north, Mbutu Kefaleze, a diamond mine runner, leads a band of tribal refugees on a trek across the vast Karoo Their discovery of a white woman and her daughter wandering in the desert fuels their fear that a lethal supernatural force has been unleashed upon the wilderness.All have stumbled upon a deadly secret, the revelation of which would shake the Empire to its core

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    1. JeffDawson

      Jeff Dawson is a journalist and author He has been a long standing contributor to The Sunday Times Culture section, writing regular A list interview led arts features interviewees including the likes of Robert De Niro, George Clooney, Dustin Hoffman, Hugh Grant, Angelina Jolie, Jerry Seinfeld and Nicole Kidman He is also a former US Editor of Empire magazine Jeff is the author of three non fiction books Tarantino Quentin Tarantino The Cinema of Cool Cassell Applause, 1995 , Back Home England And The 1970 World Cup Orion, 2001 , which The Times rated Truly outstanding , and Dead Reckoning The Dunedin Star Disaster Weidenfeld Nicolson, 2005 , the latter nominated for the Mountbatten Maritime Prize.No Ordinary Killing 2017 , the first in a series of historical crime thrillers, is his debut novel.

    571 thoughts on “No Ordinary Killing”

    1. This is an impressive debut with a convincing period setting and a strong narrative full of twists and turns as the plot unfolds against the background of the Boer War. The “no ordinary killing” of the title refers to the death of an army colleague of the protagonist, Captain Ingo Finch. The story is told both from his point of view and from the point of view of Mbutu Kefaleze, a native runner (and to a lesser extent, Annie Jones, a volunteer nurse). I found the story line involving Mbutu wa [...]


    2. I love mysteries set in the past so I get the best of two favorite genres. This one had the added delight of a new to me author and a setting I haven't read much about- Europian Colonial/Boer Wars at the turn of the twentieth century.Like many murder mysteries this one starts out by introducing some curious characters and plot threads that seemingly have little to do with each other. But I am no rookie mystery reader so I was not deceived. And sure enough, it all found its way together and made [...]


    3. An extremely detailed mystery/thriller set during The Boer War (1899 - 1902) which saw the might of the British Empire battle guerilla fighters - mostly farmers - from the independent republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State in South Africa. On leave in Cape Town, Captain Ingo Finch of the Royal Army Medical Corps is called in by the city's police after a British officer, Major Cox, is found murdered. Recognising the victim, Finch decides to investigate his colleague's death, before [...]


    4. 1899 South Africa Captain Ingo Finch of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is on leave in Cape Town when his Commanding Officer is find dead and a RAMC signature is required to start a post mortem. Disturbed by the crime, and the quick result he decides to investigate.But what are the connections with Mbutu, and the Suttons. And who is Moriarty?I was pulled into this very enjoyable story, a well written tale, with some good rounded characters.


    5. Disclaimer: I received an advanced version from the publisher in exchange for a review.I'm a big fan of historical fiction, but this murder-mystery set during the brutal Boer War was a bit of a departure for me as it's not a period with which I'm very familiar. Happily, that made the book all the more interesting to read. All the elements are there: a rich, detailed historical background; an interesting central character, here in the form of Captain Ingo Finch; a murder; twists and turns galore; [...]


    6. I received a copy of No Ordinary Killing from Endeavor Press in exchange for an honest review. Set in South Africa in the closing days of 1899, Jeff Dawson has written an historical mystery that draws you in with the opening scenes and keeps you fussing to the very end.Ingo Finch, a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps, takes a short leave in Cape Town from the battlefields of the Boer war. Summoned by the police to sign over a murder victim to the military police, he is stunned to discover th [...]


    7. I received an advance copy for an honest review from the publisher, Endeavour Press Ltd.The outset of the Second Boer War sets the stage for Dawson’s intriguing period play that delves into the never-ending saga of class privilege, the state of human prejudice in the world at the turn of the twentieth century, and the comparative value of human life. Oh, and there’s a “spot of bother” about the murder of a drunk RAMC officer whose body was left only yards from his temporary lodgings in C [...]


    8. While on leave in Cape Town during the Boer War, Captain Ingo Finch finds himself called out to sign the paperwork on his CO who has been murdered. However, something does not seem right even though he knows that many people disliked Cox because he was a very distasteful sort.While trying not to overthink Cox's death Finch finds himself drawn in to a full-fledged investigation which accidentally includes the help of Australian nurse Annie Jones. While Annie dislikes Finch at first (because of an [...]


    9. Excellent, one of the best historical mysteries!This is a wonderful nail biter I have read in a very long time. If you have ever read "The Thirty-nine Steps," this is in much the same vein. This time it is set in South Africa at the start of the Boer War. It evokes the exotic of the settings of the area and of the visceral chaos of war. Once again we have the stumbling and clueless, in many ways, hero who blunders on to the very end. This book by Mr. Dawson is well researched and is unfortunatel [...]


    10. Captain Ingo Finch of the Royal Army Medical Corps pieces together casualties from the battle for Kimberley. On leave in Cape Town, the slaughter proves inescapable for Finch. Awoken at his lodgings by local police, he is informed that a British officer has been murdered in a city backstreet. An RAMC signature is required to expedite a post mortem. Shocked by the identity of the victim who was his commanding officer, the bizarre nature of the crime and what appears a too-convenient resolution, F [...]



    11. Disclaimer: I received an advance copy for review from the publisher, Endeavour Press Ltd.An enjoyable, believable, well written book with enough twists to keep you wondering throughout. There was enough detail about the period to make you think without getting bogged down in it. The plot was very engaging and unpredictable (a good thing).My only criticism would be that I found having the 3 initially unrelated story-lines slightly confusing and slow to get into. Once they connected the story too [...]


    12. I was given this book for free as a preview so I could review the book for the publisher.I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The story was very well written with a plausible and exciting story line which kept me guessing until the end.All the characters where likeable especially the protagonist Ingo Finch. The book explores issues of race/colour and empire against the backdrop of a murdered British officer. It explores the turn of the century right as the British Empire was beginning to be [...]


    13. Fascinating story set during a wartime I know very little about. Piqued my interest in the history but nevertheless was a great story that I couldn’t get enough of. Was disappointed when I finished it!


    14. Historical mysteries are one of my favourite genres so I was looking forward to reading this. The author seems well informed about the setting and historical details and the characters are well drawn and interesting. The plot was intriguing with lots of surprising twists. Lots of suspense. However, it soon became so overly complicated as to stretch reality. I was most disappointed in the ending as I feel a good mystery ties up all the loose ends which this did not. For instance, the epilogue at [...]



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