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Excerpt: Meet Meintjies and Magdalena from Jassy Mackenzie’s Pale Horses

Pale HorsesPale Horses by Jassy Mackenzie is a crime novel about a simple accident that turns out to be so much more than just that.

Namibiana Buchdepot has shared an excerpt from the book in which two of the novel’s wonderfully rich characters are introduced to readers.

Meintjies is the son of a fire-and-brimstone preacher who has chosen an altogether different mission field for himself. Magdalena is a book club lady who likes “nothing better than people watching” and is partial to a good soy decaf latte on a sunny Sandton afternoon.

Read the excerpt:

The rusty windmill behind the house creaked into unwilling life, starting with a low groan and then escalating into higher-pitched cries as its blades moved faster. In the tuneless shrieks he fancied he heard his father’s words, the grey-bearded man in full voice, towering over his breathless congregation as he approached the climax of one of the diatribes he called sermons. ‘Mislukking!’ the predikant would scream, slamming his fist against the pulpit to emphasise his words.

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