A Clean Job of Murder
Death is no welcome joke...
Especially for Solly ka Afrika, a former investigative journalist. When he accepts an invitation to a lunch party in Johannesburg, he thought he was paying homage to an old friend.
Judge Jansen Van der Schyff, his retired old friend, was celebrating his 80th birthday.
The judge had the displeasure of hosting a right wing brother he had never seen or spoken to for 42 years... and a bitter, rich businessman whose divorce case he had presided over.
As the guests congregate at the lunch table to sing for the judge, something terrible happened....
Suddenly, the old judge slumped headfirst into his birthday cake - seriously dead!
Someone shouted, It's heart attack!
And the judge's cried, "Solly! Do something!"
Solly looks at all the guests - a strange bunch that annoys him, and somehow believes that the accident was staged. He finds himself in the midst of an unwelcome death... or was it murder?
Solly ka Afrika is disappointed that his hosts had invited him to drive 300 kilometers not as a guest of honour, but as a guest for death.
- @1Rebone, June 2011
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