Dead Before Dying

Dead Before Dying

Deon Meyer Madeleine Van Biljon / Sep 20, 2019

Dead Before Dying Someone in Cape Town has chosen a conspicuous murder weapon a century old German handgun with ancient bullets that tear through flesh and bone Three men who have nothing in common are found murdered

  • Title: Dead Before Dying
  • Author: Deon Meyer Madeleine Van Biljon
  • ISBN: 9780316000130
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Someone in Cape Town has chosen a conspicuous murder weapon a century old German handgun, with ancient bullets that tear through flesh and bone Three men who have nothing in common are found murdered, and the string of vicious killings pushes the city toward panic Captain Mat Joubert is left scrambling for answers in a case that might be his last chance to prove thatSomeone in Cape Town has chosen a conspicuous murder weapon a century old German handgun, with ancient bullets that tear through flesh and bone Three men who have nothing in common are found murdered, and the string of vicious killings pushes the city toward panic Captain Mat Joubert is left scrambling for answers in a case that might be his last chance to prove that his life s slow spiral will not pull him under DEAD BEFORE DYING is a heart racing thriller about a troubled detective determined to find the single thread that weaves together what is otherwise just an assortment of strangers, dead by the same hand.

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      • Deon Meyer Madeleine Van Biljon

        Deon Meyer was born in the South African town of Paarl in the winelands of the Western Cape in 1958, and grew up in Klerksdorp, in the gold mining region of Northwest Province.After military duty and studying at the Potchefstroom University, he joined Die Volksblad, a daily newspaper in Bloemfontein as a reporter Since then, he has worked as press liaison, advertising copywriter, creative director, web manager, Internet strategist, and brand consultant.Deon wrote his first book when he was 14 years old, and bribed and blackmailed his two brothers into reading it They were not impressed hey, everybody is a critic Deon MeyerHeeding their wisdom, he did not write fiction again until he was in his early thirties, when he started publishing short stories in South African magazines I still believe that is the best way to learn the craft of writing Short stories teach you a lot about story structure and you have limited space to develop character and plot, says Deon.In 1994 he published his first Afrikaans novel, which has not been translated, simply because it was not good enough to compete on the international market However, it was a wonderful learning experience.All later novels have been translated into several languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Finnish, Czech, Romanian, Slovakian and Bulgarian.Deon lives in Melkbosstrand on the South African West Coast with his wife, Anita, and they have four children to keep them busy Lida, Liam, Johan and Konstanz.Other than his family, his big passions are motorcycling, music he is a Mozart fanatic, but loves rock n roll too , reading, cooking and rugby he unconditionally supports the national Springbok team and the Free State Cheetahs provincial team.


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    1. This year I'm doing a Reading Challenge; so I have 26 books with specific subjects that I need to read.Book 11:A book set in your hometown/regionI couldn't find a book set in my home town, so I chose my home away form home - Cape Town.We vacation in the Cape every year, and if given a choice I would move there tomorrow.I think I've made a mistake to read this in English.Meyer's dry sense of humor is not properly portrayed in the translation, and it makes the book tedious. The main character soun [...]


    2. LA LISTA DEL KILLERAnche questo romanzo uscì prima di tutto in afrikaans, e il titolo originale era 'Feniks'. La fenice è il personaggio femminile che è impossibile chiamare protagonista, ed è perfino difficile definire coprotagonista visto lo spazio esiguo che occupa.Ma è pur vero che la storia ruota intorno a questo personaggio.In inglese è stato tradotto con ‘Dead Before Dying’, classico titolo da thriller che dice tutto e niente. L’inglese è la lingua che Meyer deve raggiungere [...]


    3. A rite-of-passage for the crime writer: the serial-killer thriller. Unique setting aside, South Africa, this is unexceptional stuff. Meyer seems to recognize the thinness of the story and the need for padding: apart from the hunt for a serial murderer, the police additionally have to deal with a serial bank robber. Anyone who has seen Clint Eastwood's Harry Callahan in his fourth case, the 1983 film Sudden Impact, will be much further along in the central investigation than any of these Detectiv [...]


    4. Deon Meyer is my absolute hero!!!! I loved this book. Reading his work in Afrikaans brings back memories of my life in South Africa, while at the same time connects me to its new and unfolding present. His characters are well developed and realistic portrayals of ordinary South Africans. Deon Meyer rules!


    5. Captain Mat Joubert is charged with solving the murders of a few people who are being executed with an old Mauser gun and there is no apparent link between them.In between this, he is also trying to solve the case of a bank robber who is hitting a certain bank, calls the lady tellers Sweetheart and then ask what perfume they are wearing.There has been a shake up in the police force and Mat is advised he needs to loose 15kg so he starts with a eating pattern and some swimming for exercise. I comm [...]


    6. My husband has been encouraging me to read this author for ages. At last I got around to it and you can label me impressed! Of course the fact that it was set in South Africa helped a lot because it brought back memories of a very happy part of my life. And then it is a police procedural which I always like and the main character is a very attractive man who is trying to get his life together and succeeding which is a nice, original touch. I found the author to have a very dry sense of humour wh [...]


    7. Surprised to find this was his first book - no wonder he has done so well!Much better than the TV Series based on this book (entitled Cape Town), this story does a great job at digging into the deep dark places most people go to, in this case with much more drama than most. Captain Mat Joubert is believable, gritty, dark and yet able to do a lot of good. A cameo part for the hero of several later books, Bennie Griessel, already battling his drinking demons.And this is where Meyer sets his course [...]


    8. This is a police procedural set in Capetown, South Africa. The investigating officer is on a downward spiral having lost his wife to murder while she was working undercover. When it appears there is a serial killer at large, he is given one last chance to lead the investigation. Meyer is a good writer, the secondary characters are well-developed, and the South African setting (only a few years after the end of apartheid) is interesting. Overall I enjoyed it very much, but the ending (the solutio [...]


    9. This book took awhile to get going but I'm glad that I stuck with it. It's more than just a mystery. The book central character's personal and professional life is the central focus, the mystery is secondary. The African setting is interesting. It gave me a glimpse into a culture that I know very little about. I look forward to reading Deon Meyer's next book.


    10. I confess . . . police procedurals/thrillers/mysteries are not my favorite reading (or audio) genre. I'm just not a huge fan of plot-driven novels, no matter how clever the plotting. So I was particularly pleased to discover the audio version of Deon Meyer's 1996 novel, Dead Before Dying. A killer armed with a century-old German handgun is stalking Cape Town. The victims seemingly have no connection to one another . . . or do they? Captain Mat Joubert (his first name is a private acronym) of the [...]


    11. ‘Feniks’ zit op zich uitstekend in elkaar, Meyer kan schrijven als de beste, heeft ontegenzeggelijk een humoristische pen, maar gaat herhaaldelijk over de top. Daardoor ontstaat een disbalans tussen enerzijds de humor en anderzijds de ernst van de misdrijven en van de persoonlijke misère van de personages. Gaandeweg het verhaal wordt die verhouding beter, maar dan is het eigenlijk te laat: overdaad aan humor en overbodig veel aandacht voor lichamelijke liefdesaspecten maken het lastig het v [...]


    12. This author came to our local literary festival and I was excited to pick up a detective novel set in South Africa. Who knows what I was expecting. I think I should learn not to expect anything. I finished this book last year but clean forgot to review it - probably wanted to block it from my mind.This book is not good. It's so typical of a male writer. A few points to illustrate why:1. Dead wife2. Dead wife who was a cop but made a mistake that no male character ever would, so she died3. Male p [...]


    13. Feniks is helemaal niet te vergelijken met het 5-sterren verhaal '13 uur' van Deon Meyer. Feniks is in mijn ogen wel een 'aardig' boek, maar geen boek om nog lang over na te praten en aan te raden aan anderen. Leuk om gelezen te hebben maar mee rook niet eigenlijk. Een verhaal dat overschaduwd wordt door een overmatige hoeveelheid seks, iets wat het verhaal niet nodig heeft en ook zeker niet zorgt voor een betere beoordeling. Dit is een boek dat niet slecht is maar ook niet goed. Dus gewoon 3 st [...]


    14. Voilà une 1ère rencontre avec Deon Meyer qui s'est pour le moins soldée sur une excellente appréciation ! C'est autant pour l'ambiance, les personnages et l'évolution de la double enquête que j'ai été captivée par ma lecture. En somme, on a là un livre au suspense entraînant, avec une réelle profondeur dans l'analyse psychologique du personnage principal et un dénouement pour le moins inattendu. Bon point pour cette alléchante introduction !


    15. Captain Mat Joubert of Capetown, South Africa, has several problems he must solve. First of all, there is a polite bandit holding up the Premier Banks. He always compliments the bank clerks as he is robs them. Second, and more pressing, is the seemingly random murders of various men in town -- all killed by an old German handgun. On top of this, Joubert must cope with the recent loss of his wife, Lara, and his new boss who wants Joubert to straighten himself out or look for another job.


    16. i enjoy the heck out of deon meyer and i really think of him as a really, really good mystery writer, but i like him better nowadays, when he has dropped most of the sexism. all this commenting on women's physical attractiveness is a major pain in the neck. (view spoiler)[the denouement, also, is fucking brutal. (hide spoiler)] still, i wish his novels were inexhaustible.


    17. Een van my nuwe jaars voornemens was om meer Afrikaanse boeke te lees. Sover kon ek 2 lees en beide was Deon Meyer!Feniks is een van sy eerste boeke en dit wys. Die karakters is nie so ten volle uitgebrei as sy latere werk nie en die dialoog loop nie altyd glad nie. Daar is ook baie dele van die storie wat wil asof dit net vir die skok waarde bygevoeg is as regtig nodig. In sy later werk is Deon veel meer elegant in die storie vertelling en skok net as die verhaal dit verg.Mat Joubert is 'n kara [...]


    18. Afdeling moord en doodslag van Zuid-Afrikaanse politie krijgt nieuwe baas. Dat brengt veel verandering. Iedereen moet fit zijn en veel mensen krijgen opdracht af te vallen, te stoppen met drinken en met roken of moeten naar psychiater. Zo ook captain Joubert. Die na dood van zijn vrouw 2 jaar geleden zijn draai niet neer kon vinden. Hij kiest er toch voor deze laatste kans te pakken. Daarbij lopen er twee zaken door elkaar. Een moordenaar die met een Mauser meerdere mannen doodschiet. En een ban [...]


    19. Doner.Misdaad fiksie op steroids. Ek het die boek vanoggend 07:30 klaar gemaak en ek sukkel om te konsentreer by die werk want daai laaste 40 bladsye is 'n warrelwind. Mat se storie van hoe Lara dood is, hy sit en luister na 'n bandopname 'n dag te laat ek kry letterlik 'n pyn in my maag soos ek hieraan dink. Die Mauser Moordenaar en Hartlam. Bennie Griessel se storie begin al hoe meer sin maak hoe meer Deon Meyer ek lees en hy is 'n ongelooflike karakter.Hoekom nie 5* nie? Die twist is bietjie [...]


    20. Lekkere doorlezer waarbij Mat Joubert als getraumatiseerde man geloofwaardig wordt neergezet. Wat niet echt uit de verf komt, is de rol van Hanna. Al vrij snel in het boek wordt de suggestie gewekt welk geslacht de moordenaar heeft, dat vond ik persoonlijk iets te opzichtig. De tweede verhaallijn over de bankberovingen had wat mij betreft niet gehoeven, die vond ik flets en flauw.De verklaring voor de moorden met de scène naar het verleden vind ik nogal grof uitgewerkt ten opzichte van de rest [...]


    21. Great story and great twist. Gritty and authenticGreat crime fiction with an authentic rawness that keeps you gripped. I enjoyed the local Cape Town references and the excellent research which means the author gets those little facts that add texture to the story and make for good fiction right.


    22. An early one of his and not the polish and complexity of later ones like Trackers, but still an excellent story with really good characterisation and back-stories that draw you in. Started slowly but gripped by the end. One of my all - time favourite writers.



    23. I really liked this book. Well read (my favorite narrator, Simon Vance) and the author made me really care about the characters. Nicely done





    24. Mat Joubert, capitaine à la Brigade des vols et homicides du Cap, en Afrique du Sud, est sur ses gardes depuis l'arrivée du colonel Bart De Wit. Celui-ci, récemment nommé à la tête de ce service par le ministre noir de l'intérieur, est un ancien de l'ANC, vif, calculateur et ambitieux. À peine installé dans ses nouvelles fonctions, il demande à Mat d'arrêter de fumer, de perdre quinze kilos, et l'envoie chez une psychologue pour qu'il retrouve toute son efficacité dans le travail. T [...]


    25. Mais voilà une excellente surprise! Malgré quelques critiques laissant présager un bon début mais pas un grand polar comparé à d'autres plus récent de l'auteur, je me suis régalée. Oui donc, je ne suis pas vraiment d'accord.Okay, on voit un peu venir le dénouement et le coupable. Mais ça ne pose aucun soucis et ne gâche absolument pas la découverte de certains aspects de Cape Town à la passation de pouvoir post-Apartheid toute fraîche. Les excès de la nouvelle hiérarchie de la p [...]


    26. I enjoyed this book very much. The characters were well developed, particularly Captain Joubert and others whose flaws and demons added depth to the story. I loved that the protagonist was not quite the hero that we usually find - he apparently once was, and has the potential to be again, but at the moment he's teetering on being a loser and even being kicked off the police force. It was interesting to have the two cases - the Mauser serial killer and the Sweetheart bank robber - running simulta [...]


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