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Launch of Now I See You by Priscilla Holmes at The Book Lounge

Priscilla HolmesNow I see you

‘A tough-cookie cop adventure, penned with a deft, light touch. Alexander McCall Smith, make space for Priscilla Holmes and her fabulous DI Thabisa Tswane!’ – Joanne Hichens

The Book Lounge and Modjaji Books are delighted to invite you to join us for the launch of Priscilla Holmes‘s new book, a crime fiction thriller, Now I See You. Tim Butcher will be in conversation with Priscilla about her racy, pacy, unputdownable krimi.

Tim Butcher has this to say about Now I See You: `A raw, raunchy thriller that interlinks remotest rural South Africa with affluent Johannesburg suburbia, asking questions of each and weaving a tale so rich and twisting that any reader will enjoy tracking it.’

‘I’m warning you, get off this case, Thabisa Tswane, otherwise you’ll die. Here’s a taste of what you’ll get.’

Armed robbery is nothing new in South Africa. But when a pair of clever and squeaky-sounding criminals go on a looting spree that rocks several small towns in the Eastern Cape, Detective Inspector Thabisa Tswane from The Eagles, the Special Violent Crimes Unit is called to work the case. There’s only one problem, one of the most important witnesses in the case is her estranged grandfather, Chief Solenkosi, who ordered her violent expulsion from the village over 10 years ago.

In another world of lunches at the Michelangelo, private game lodges and platinum cards, the rich and slick Ollis Sando smoothes his way through cocktail parties and networking meetings. He is rumoured to be in line for the presidency in the upcoming elections. But he has a dirty past, something to hide and a hostage to hide it for him.

In Now I See You Thabisa’s skills will be pushed to the limit. She will have to learn the difference between looking and seeing. And in stirring twists of fates, we’ll see that past and present blur, everything is interconnected and nothing can be assumed.

To read how Priscilla came to write this novel, what sparked her imagination, click here, on Lauren Beukes’s The Spark blog.

More about Priscilla Holmes: She was born in England and has lived in Austria, Hong Kong, Zambia, Australia and now in Cape Town, South Africa. Most of her working life was spent working as a communications consultant. Her first book, a teenage novel, The Children of Mer, was published in 2004. She runs creative writing workshops in Cape Town and has collaborated on two novels with her writing groups. She spent a lot of time in the Eastern Cape when she lived in Johannesburg, for fourteen years.

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, 28 October 2014
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town CBD
  • Guest Speaker: Tim Butcher
  • Refreshments: Join us for a glass of Leopard’s Leap wine and snacks
  • RSVP: The Book Lounge,, 021 462 2425

Book Details
Now I See You


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