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Margie Orford - Author

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Books by Margie Orford

Gallows Hill

Gallows Hill

Author: Margie Orford Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2016

Clare Hart Thriller Series

Clare Hart Thriller Series

Author: Margie Orford Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2015

In Like Clockwork a beautiful young woman is found murdered on Cape Town's Sea Point promenade, and police profiler Dr Clare hart is drawn into the web of a brutal serial killer. As more bodies are discovered, Clare is forced to revisit memories of the horrific rape of her twin sister and the gang ties that bind Cape Town's crime rings. In Blood Rose Clare investigates a series of brutal murders in Walvis Bay. Each death is a gruesome echo of the previous one, the victims young homeless boys, discarded in the seedy underworld of Namibia's fishing port, a thousand miles north of Cape Town. It's a hostile place, awash with old grudges and new money, but Tamar Damases, the astute local cop who calls in Clare Hart, refuses to let the boys' deaths go unpunished. In Daddy's Girl the desperate search for a missing child, whose chances of survival diminish with each hour, unravels a web of deception and danger that puts all their lives at terrible risk. In Gallow's Hill a dog scavenging in an illegal building site digs up a bone. A human bone. She drags it back to where her mistress lies dead in an abandoned shed, but there are hundreds more . . . skeletons which have lain undisturbed for centuries beneath Gallows Hill, where Cape Town's notorious gibbets once stood. In Water Music an emaciated child is found on an icy Cape mountainside, and Clare Hart is baffled that no one has reported her missing. Where does she come from, who does she belong to? In a race against time, Clare battles to unravel the two cases and locate the missing Rosa. As winter tightens its grip, she is confronted by chilling secrets in a context where criminals act with increasing impunity and the police can no longer be trusted. Amidst the frenzy of the investigation, Clare must also bear a secret of her own.

Like Clockwork

Like Clockwork

Author: Margie Orford Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2014

Water Music

Water Music

Author: Margie Orford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

It's Rosa. There's trees outside. Get me help. Please. A terrified young woman leaves a phone message for her grandfather. He promised he'd protect her, but now she's disappeared. A little girl, only three years old, is found half-dead on a deserted mountainside. No one has reported her missing. Someone left her there to die. The two cases seem unconnected, but Dr Clare Hart can see a terrifying pattern emerging. Can she find Rosa? Or is it already too late?

Blood Rose

Blood Rose

Author: Margie Orford Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Like Clockwork

Like Clockwork

Author: Margie Orford Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2014

When a beautiful young woman is found murdered on Cape Town's Sea Point promenade, journalist and part-time police profiler Dr. Clare Hart is drawn into the web of a brutal serial killer. As more bodies are discovered, Clare is forced to revisit the brutal rape of her twin sister and the gang ties that bind Cape Town's dark crime rings. Is her investigation into human trafficking linked to the murders, or is the killer just playing a sick game with her?Like Clockwork is a dark and compelling crime story that will thrill fans of Deon Meyer and Tess Gerritsen.

Daddy's Girl

Daddy's Girl

Author: Margie Orford Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2014

The little girl tells herself an hour is not so long to wait, and steps outside. The street is empty. Then she hears the car... Police Captain Faizal has just been told that his six-year-old daughter has been abducted. And he is not allowed to join the search - because his squad think he is the kidnapper. Investigative journalist Dr Clare Hart is the only one who believes Faizal is innocent. Together they must evade the police and find his daughter - even if it puts all their lives at risk.

Gallows Hill

Gallows Hill

Author: Margie Orford Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2014

A woman lies dead in an abandoned shed, but skeletons have lain undisturbed for centuries here at Gallows Hill, where Cape Town's gibbets once stood. Police profiler Dr Clare Hart soon discovers that a deadly, more recent secret lies hidden among those long-buried bones. Who was the woman in the green silk dress? Who wanted her dead? Who buried her body among these ancient graves?

Blood Rose

Blood Rose

Author: Margie Orford Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2014

A homeless teenage boy has been gruesomely murdered. Police Profiler Dr Clare Hart is brought into this claustrophobic township in the isolated part of Walvis Bay to work the case. To track down a monster with a taste for young male victims, Clare must enter the world of the desperate street kids who run the rackets of the dock. And Clare welcomes the distraction, a chance to distance herself from her rocky romance with Police Captain Riedwaan Faizal. But when Riedwaan arrives to help with the investigation and try to salvage their relationship, it is clear that there is more at stake here than just their feelings. Now their lives - and the lives of others - are in danger.

Like Clockwork

Like Clockwork

Author: Margie Orford Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2014

A beautiful young woman has been found murdered on Cape Town's Seapoint promenade. Now journalist and part-time Police Profiler Dr Clare Hart is being drawn into the web of a brutal serial killer. As more bodies are discovered, Clare is forced to re-visit memories of the rape of her twin sister and the gang ties that bind Cape Town's crime rings. Are the murders really linked to human trafficking, or is the killer just playing sick games with her? LIKE CLOCKWORK is a dark and compelling crime story, which exposes the underbelly of porn and prostitution in today's South Africa.

Water Music

Water Music

Author: Margie Orford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2014

A terrified, frozen child is found close to death on an icy Cape Town mountainside. But no-one reported her missing. Where does she come from? Who does she belong to? Profiler Dr Clare Hart is baffled - but when a young woman disappears, Clare sees a frightening pattern beginning to emerge. Rosa is a gifted but troubled young cellist, and her grandfather is at his wits end. Why did she walk out of her music school that day? Where has she gone now? As winter tightens its grip, Clare must find Rosa and unravel her secrets... all the while carrying a secret of her own.

Magic Fish

Magic Fish

Author: Margie Orford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2011

A poor fisherman and his brother live in a grass hut by the sea. One day, the fisherman catches a magic talking fish, which he immediately sets free. He tells his brother what has happened and his brother demands that he go and ask the magic fish for a bigger house. The magic fish grants the fisherman's wish. Will his brother be satisfied or will he be greedy and ask for more?

Little Red Hen

Little Red Hen

Author: Margie Orford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2011

Little Red Hen is feeling peckish and decides to make bread; she asks her friends for help but they all refuse. Will she have to do everything by herself? Engaging and beautifully illustrated, this story teaches children the importance of lending a helping hand and the value of sharing. A retelling of a beloved children's fable, this story reflects African contexts while maintaining the universal appeal of the original.

Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen

Author: Margie Orford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2005

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Author: Margie Orford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/1996

JAWS Level 2 is suited to readers who have been studying English for 4-5 years. Short sentences and a large number of illustrations combine to make these books both enjoyable and easy-to-read, either alone or in school. Readers have a wide variety of stories to choose from. Themes: heroines, relationships, detective/thriller, adventure.