A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, August 7, 2015
8/7/1962 Kramer meets Zondi
August 7, 1962. The Song Dog is the last book in James McClure's masterful series of novels about the Trekkersburg, South Africa police force. It is also the first, since it tells of the eventful first meeting of the two main characters: Afrikaaner Lieutenant Trompie Kramer, and Bantu Sergeant Mickey Zondi. The unlikely friendship of these two shrewd officers gives McClure the chance to reveal much of the apartheid society.