Dark Traces

Dark Traces Recently widowed South African Detective Magson seeks serial killer explores different sides of murder killing for love killing for pleasure
  • Title: Dark Traces
  • Author: Martin Steyn
  • ISBN: 9781946395016
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dark Traces
    Recently widowed South African Detective Magson seeks serial killer, explores different sides of murder killing for love, killing for pleasure.
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  • Martin Steyn

    English version follows below Martin Steyn het begin skryf as gevolg van Stephen King Nadat hy The Dark Half gelees het, was hy selde sonder n boek met Stephen King se naam voorop En toe tel hy n potlood op en skryf n storie van sy eie n Paar jaar later het reeksmoordenaars hom na die misdaadgenre toe gelok Dit het Steyn gefassineer dat hierdie mans vreemdelinge vir hulle plesier jag en hy het begin om boeke oor Jeffrey Dahmer en Andrei Chikatilo te lees, terwyl hy die plaaslike koerant dophou vir berigte oor n reeksmoordenaar wat die liggame van jong seuns tussen die duine los, skaars 30 km van Steyn se huis af.Hy het Sielkunde en Kriminologie deur die Universiteit van Suid Afrika studeer, en n honneursgraad in eersgenoemde verwerf Daarna het hy reeksmoordenaars en profielsamestelling in erns bestudeer en dit opgevolg met navorsing oor misdaadondersoek in Suid Afrika Tussendeur het hy ook sewe artikels oor Suid Afrikaanse misdade vir die Crime Library geskryf, onder meer oor die reeksmoordenaar Moses Sithole.In 2014 word Steyn se eerste misdaadroman, Donker Spoor, deur LAPA Uitgewers gepubliseer Die volgende jaar word dit met die ATKV Woordveertjie vir Spanningslektuur bekroon, en in 2016 ontvang Skuldig dieselfde toekenning.Steyn heg groot waarde aan realisme en wanneer hy nie voor sy rekenaar sit nie, is dit baie moontlik dat hy by n speurder of forensiese deskundige is Dit herinner hom telkens dat dit gewone mense is wat die stryd voer om geregtigheid te kry vir di wie se laaste hoofstuk in n moorddossier neergeskryf word Martin Steyn got into writing because of Stephen King After reading The Dark Half he was constantly lost in one of King s worlds until, one day, he picked up a pencil and wrote a story of his own A few years later, serial killers got him into crime writing Fascinated by how these men came to hunt strangers for pleasure, Steyn began reading books about Jeffrey Dahmer and Andrei Chikatilo, while scanning the local paper for reports on the serial killer dumping the bodies of young boys in the dunes a mere 30 km from where Steyn lived.He studied Psychology and Criminology at the University of South Africa, obtaining an honours degree in the former Then he studied serial killers and profiling in earnest, following it up with research into the investigation of violent crime in South Africa He also wrote seven articles about South African crimes for the Crime Library website, including one about the serial killer Moses Sithole.In 2014 Steyn s first crime novel, Donker Spoor, was published in Afrikaans by LAPA Publishers The next year it was awarded the ATKV s Woordveertjie for Suspense Fiction In 2017 the English version, Dark Traces, followed.Steyn places a premium on realism and when not behind his PC, can often be found questioning a detective or forensic expert, a constant reminder that it is normal people who fight to get justice for those whose final chapter ends up being written in a murder docket.

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  • Dark Traces Martin Steyn The reader simply plunges into Martin Steyn s Dark Traces He writes with a certain relish and an indisputable style that cannot be ignored Yet another Sunday lunch with the family interrupted by blood and maggots, remarked Warrant Officer Colin Menck beside him what a great job we have, hey, Mags Behind the wheel Warrant Officer Jan Magson did not respond He simply continued along the meandering Vissershok Road out of Durbanville, looking for the murder scene.Steyn does [...]


  • A realistic and heartfelt story A South American detective, Magson, grieves the death of his wife while having to deal with a tough case of teenage schoolgirls being raped and hanged The reader processes Magsons emotions alongside him while interrogating several suspects, only for most of them to lead in a dead end.


  • Great book Africa is a colorful place though and except for the occasional Afrikaans and S African police terminology, this could have taken place anywhere Almost all the charachters are white African culture is not involved like in Roger Smith s thrillers or Malia Nunn s mysteries.


  • Meticulous police procedural which tracks a serial killer at the same time as the detective finds himself sinking towards suicide Believable and dark Steyn s first book in English, but I m sure not his last.


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