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Killed in Kruger [Kindle Edition]

Denise M. Hartman
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Tabitha Krans arrives to discover the veldt of South Africa’s Kruger Park seems to have swallowed up Uncle Phillip. Tabitha’s afraid her writing career has disappeared along with him and dire things lie in wait for her as her mother had predicted. Uncle Phillip’s connections are her only link to travel writing and his photos are crucial. When he turns up dead, she wants the truth. Dead men don’t speak but photos Phillip took evoke strange reactions in park authorities. Her nosing around turns up suspicions of human trafficking, poaching and covert investigations but not many answers. South Africa holds dark secrets and deep beauty but it doesn’t want to give Tabitha the truth. She keeps prying until someone believes she’s a threat in need of elimination.


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  • File Size: 520 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00881E7GG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,111 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and Exciting--Loved it! June 21, 2012
By Ellis
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Killed in Kruger is a fast, exciting novel that I couldn't put down. Tabitha Kranz travels to Kruger National Park in South Africa to collaborate with her uncle Phillip on some wildlife articles, only to find him missing. When he turns up dead, Tabitha is left to complete the assignment alone. Encounters with exotic animals, smugglers, eccentric characters, a very different culture, and bureaucratic red tape keep the pace moving. Being young, out of her element, and too trusting keeps her in trouble and the suspense high. The characters range from charming to sly and even evil, the setting is vividly drawn, and the plot is engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a great writer December 6, 2012
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It's like watching a movie with a good plot but bad actors. The book was entertaining though the writing was not great.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A very poorly written book May 18, 2014
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Not worth reading

Extremely poorly written poor use of paragraphs and a far fetched story line.
Author although having potential as a writer did not display this in this book.
I will not buy any more books by this author
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1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely awful. A dreary, pedestrian read. July 24, 2014
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The author appears to have spent a brief time in South Africa, probably a few days safari in Kruger, and come away with a romantic notion to write a book about the bush. However, the local information is shockingly bad and fraught with errors. If you are going to write a book about South Africa, at least get a South African to proofread your factual and local language errors out! And it gets worse. The rather oddly-named "heroine" is the most incredibly irritating character imaginable, is in clear need of a good shrink, has an inexplicable misunderstanding of GSM network technology (she can't get her prepaid SIM card working the entire duration of the novel), and has an even worse understanding of her emotions and sexuality.
I felt ripped off, even at a few dollars. The only reason I read to the end was morbid fascination and a vain belief that it might miraculously improve - or that the heroine would somehow get shot, eaten, trampled or deported.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kruger Park Novel November 13, 2013
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I've just finished reading Denise Hartman's novel, 'Killed in Kruger,' and really enjoyed it!

Set in the Kruger National Park, it's the story of a young American woman who travels to the Park in search of her photographer uncle who is assisting her in establishing her career as a journalist. On her arrival, she discovers that he has been murdered and, unwilling to follow her fiancé's advice to give up and flee the country, she sets out to discover what happened to her uncle.

Ms. Hartman's obvious familiarity with the present day Kruger Park makes for interesting reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ok plot April 9, 2013
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This author needs an editor.
The odd typing and attempt at editing made reading the book a bit annoying Just home from Africa, Kruger to be exact, I loved reading about the place I truly loved. With better editing, this could be a fun murder mystery,
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good "prep" for Africa! October 26, 2012
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I was traveling to South Africa and enjoyed the book tremendously for its local color, plot, and info on the park and animals - some of the most dangerous ones- with two legs! Lotsa fun.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunately this book although exciting, depicted South Africa as...
Unfortunately this book although exciting, depicted South Africa as a constant threat of murder and robbery at every turn. It is not the No.1 book for tourism
Published 6 days ago by Bobby
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read.
Killed in Kruger is a good, exciting novel that I battled to put down. The characters are interesting, and the plot is good. Read more
Published 22 months ago by DaveG
5.0 out of 5 stars Killed in Kruger was sensational. It was beautifully written.
I just have to tell you this book was the most exciting page to page of excitement. What a mystery. I couldn't but the book down. (Only when I had to. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Terri Wallace
4.0 out of 5 stars Believable and Enjoyable
Denise's book has it all, both the murder and the mystery blended beautifully with vivid descriptions of the African countryside. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Linda Parkinson-Hardman
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved the flavor of another country
It was great to read about another country and get a different view point of this vast world! So many different kinds of people, its easy to forget that, in this fast paced world. Read more
Published 23 months ago by April L. Pratt
5.0 out of 5 stars Page Turner
Was unable to put this book down as the character Tabitha encountered surprises and adventure at every turn. I hope she takes another trip.
Published 23 months ago by KSLois
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Mystery
This a great murder mystery that kept the reader interested. I enjoyed reading about South Africa as well. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Julie Davis
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Writing caught fire for me about the same time mysteries did. In the 5th grade! I've been working on writing and reading like crazy ever since. For many years, I wrote for newspapers and magazines. Now I'm doing scripts for short films and gleaning oddities from travel that can go into books. Learn more about me on my website. http://denisemhartman.com

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