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Death in the Silent Places Hardcover – May 15, 1981
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“Few writers have matched Capstick's flair for describing the hunt...in gruesome, realistic terms...A page-turner that is absolutely spine-tingling.” ―Publishers Weekly
“This book had me on the edge of my seat. . .297 pages of spine-tingling yarns.” ―New York Times Book Review
“Death in the Long Grass is an exciting book, superbly written.” ―Guns & Ammo
“Capstick...is brilliant in his description of his hunts for some of Africa's most vicious killers...The terror produced by some of these pieces is almost too real. As the pages turn, breathing grows shallow, adrenalin is pumped into the veins, the palms sweat until the outcome is resolved and there is time to drag a handkerchief across a damp brow.” ―Chicago Sun-Times (Triple Recommendation Rating)
“Death in the Long Grass will excite you, scare you and make you laugh...as a source of information it surpasses itself, and as a narrative it will hold the reader spellbound. . .” ―Guns Magazine
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The stories by themselves would be gripping enough, but with Capsticks absolutly delightful style- he would make a Motorcycle repair manual amusing- the book is a gem. I read it in two days, and have read it twice since.
Most highly recommended.
One of the most amazing aspects of this book is that Capstick brings to life the reality that, in the not-so-distant past, people in various parts of the world lived in actual, realistic fear of being killed by large, predatory, animinals, including lions, jaguars, and leopards. That might come as a surprise to some, as might the awesome power and cunning possessed by those animals.
This book is a must read for anyone who is even remotely interested in exotic places, big-game hunting, adventure, and the history of the British Empire a hundred years ago. I will be recommending it to my father, brother, and father-in-law, as all of them will enjoy it.
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Great writer. Really conveys the scene, tension, and excitement of this story. Very original and fun readPublished 20 days ago by Patrick
Mr Capstick does it again! This was my second book of his. I remember reading Death in the Long Grass when I was in my early teens after borrowing it from my Father's library. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lancelot
Great book ,i loved it .Any adventurer would like it.
Juan Pablo Pozzi Argentine professional hunter ,ex army scout ,ex military surgeon .
I have read almost all of Peter Hathaway Capstick's book. I can't say that I found one that I didn't like. He is a great writer very easy to read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Donald F. Ketcham
All of Capstick's books are marvelous, especially for those of us who have hunted professionally.Published 7 months ago by Mort Mason
Great hunting stories with plenty of action. Lots of tounge in cheek stuff. Areal good read for outdoors people.Some very interesting obscure history about Africa.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
A excellent book - Again, second only to "Death in the Long Grass" by the same author. Robin O'BrienPublished 10 months ago by Robin Obrien