James McClure: The Song Dog (USA 2013)
From the Publisher:
The year is 1962. Young Lieutenant Tromp Kramer of the Trekkersburg Murder and Robbery Squad has been ordered up to Jafini, a small, dusty town in northern Zululand, to investigate the "hero's death" of the town's chief detective, Maaties Kritzinger, an Afrikaner maverick with many secrets. As the investigation proceeds, Kramer finds himself increasingly identifying with the victim. Then his path crosses that of Bantu Detective Sergeant Mickey Zondi, who is trying to locate a serial killer whose summary execution will quiet the spirits of his ancestors. Despite racial differences, the two men sense a kinship -- one that might prove dangerous in rural South Africa during the year of Nelson Mandela's imprisonment.
James McClure: The Song Dog. A Kramer and Zondi Investigation set in South Africa. Soho Press, ISBN: 9781616952471 (April, 2013), 309 p., $14.95, eBook $9.99.