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Win a book every Saturday with CFL

Head to our Facebook page on any given Saturday, and you can win a free book from the CFL library. Today (2 August 2014), for instance, you can win our advance copy of Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes, as well as an exclusive card signed…
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Broken Monsters

Written by Lauren Beukes — Detroit always has the potential to be a compelling backdrop to a crime novel, and in the hands of the wildly inventive Lauren Beukes this decaying city becomes a bad dream. The South African writer made her name with science…
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Should I drink this strange brew?

First there was The Shining Girls. And to promote Lauren Beukes’ the time traveling serial killer novel HarperCollins sent out a ViewMaster unit with creepy imagery in the slides. Today an odd shaped package has arrived containing – among other things – a strange blue…
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City of Blood

Written by MD Villiers —¬†South Africa – real life there can be so brutal that for some the country hardly needs crime fiction. Yet in this milieu of racial tension, huge divisions between rich and poor, widespread substance abuse and often mindless violence, crime authors…
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Shining Girls in View-Master vision

This week the CFL mailbag brought us a small white cardboard box from HarperCollins. Intriguing – firstly, because most parcels we get are book-shaped, and secondly because inside was one of those retro View-Master units – the kind that looks like futuristic binoculars, but really…
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