Byleveld – Dossier of a Serial Sleuth by Hanlie Retief. (Umuzi, R). BY DIANE DE BEER. Only in the rarest of instances will readers not be. Verdict: carrot Only in the rarest of instances will readers not be gripped by the story of super sleuth Piet Byleveld. He is a salt-of-the-earth kind. Byleveld: Dossier of a Serial Sleuth Verdict: carrot. Picking up this book, I expected to be alternately bored and repelled, trudging through the.

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Byleveld: Dossier of a Serial Sleuth by Hanlie Retief

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Mar 20, Eddy rated it liked it Shelves: The stories were gripping since as a S African I have “lived through” most of them, in the media etc. The book is so well written that you feel you know the man personally – this is a book that I’ve recommended to all my friends and if they are not lucky enough to have a Kindle, I’ve told them to go out and buy the book.

I read the book in a total of four hours and yes, I wanted to go make sure the back door is locked by the end. She weaves into it the story of Byleveld s own life.

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I mean we watch all these tv soeuth and movies set in America and I guess somehow I always associate most Serial Killers with there. What an amazing book!

It might sound like a serixl that delivers few surprises but it does. I loved the inclusion of colour photos throughout. Piet Byleveld is a super detective. He is a salt-of-the-earth kind of guy who dedicated his whole life to catching bad guys. Q Editionpages. He comes across how he is – stoic, reserved, intuitive I thought this book would have more about his methodology or the sreial workings of the cases but it seemed to glance over them rather quickly.


To give a book a five star rating, means it comes highly recommended. She is celebrated for her weekly newspaper interviews with well-known people. Byleveld was a great serial murder detective and it’s good to have read all the good work he did for our country.

Write a customer review. He shines like a cigarette in a dark alley. It is astounding detective work told in a punchy, hard-hitting style. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

For those bylveld enjoy a true crime story, how its done, and the people behind the case files, this book is not to be missed.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Another book I couldn’t put! However, the way Retief chose to get into the cases does more in the way of praising Byleveld for his police savvy without really delving deep into his ability to solve crimes. It really helped bring some sleuuth the characters and crime scenes to life. I think SA is poorer for losing Piet Byleveld as he has retired from the police force.

Bylevel A swift factual telling of the stories of some of South Africa’s most notorious serial killers. Oct 31, Tamarin Dowling rated it really liked it Shelves: We are fortunate to have such a man in South Africa and through the medium of the book to learn about his dissier and character. Ons aanvaar maar net dat wanneer die kuier verby is en ons koers kies huis toe dat ons sal aankom – nie! Zuma to embark on new career – as a musician. Van die plaas waar hy grootgeword het, sy verhouding met sy pa, sy eerste huwelik, sy aftrede en dan ook van fossier nuwe liefde in sy lewe en die beplande troue.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. For those who enjoy a true crime story, how its done, and the people behind the case files, this book is not to be missed. Byleveld is accurately portrayed as an imperfect man who promised justice to the bereaved, and delivered at a profound cost. Such is the fucked up nature of our criminal justice system. Well, the rare glimpse doesn’t get that far.

The Night Belongs to Us. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Gruesome, tragic, exciting — and with the satisfaction that justice had prevailed. No glitz, no glamour, just hard work and meticulous attention to detail.

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Apr 03, Phillipa rated it really liked it Shelves: It was an easy and fascinating read. See and discover other items: