By Deon Meyer
"I'll shoot one policeman each day, until eventually you arrest the assassin of Hanneke Sloet," says the email to the South African Police providers. after which the sniper turns possibility into reality.
Bennie Griessel has to reopen the Sloet file. The case is forty days previous, the path has long gone chilly. No cause, no leads, only a set of nude images, a really complex enterprise transaction, and big strain from the brass, the media, and the relentless, unfathomable sniper. and during all of it, Griessel has to maintain his love curiosity, the alcoholic, former making a song sensation Alexa Barnard, sober for her comeback live performance, deal with his daughter's neanderthal boyfriend, his son's shenanigans, and his new partner's idiosyncrasies--and try and tame his personal all-consuming lust for the soothing powers of the bottle. Seven days of hell.
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Greed, hatred, and jealousy are the same three elements that motivate Alice, and the power that the two criminal femmes fatales exhibit between them becomes the counterpoint against which Gabrielle’s victimization is set. The cult and how it is used against Gabrielle is important as the connective tissue between the gothic tropes specific to this novel and the criminal underworld that underpins all of Hammett’s work. While the Temple 44 Criminal Femmes Fatales in American Hardboiled Crime Fiction of the Holy Grail underscores the divide between the victimization of Gabrielle and the cunning tricks played on her by Aaronia and Alice, it is also part of what John Scaggs calls the “fakery and artifice that characterise the modern city of hard-boiled fiction [which] drive a wedge between what is seen and what is known” (2005: 72).
Indeed, The Dain Curse adds new elements to Hammett’s formula of the hardboiled chaotic underworld. Though published in the same year as Red Harvest, The Dain Curse adds 40 Criminal Femmes Fatales in American Hardboiled Crime Fiction aspects of mystery and the occult to the violence, corruption, and gangsterism that filled Hammett’s first novel. While the novel does not lack action or violence, it bears more resemblance to a Gothic story than the Western-influenced style of Red Harvest. Hammett connects the atmosphere of The Dain Curse to his characterization, especially of women.
She also possesses a number of skills that allow her not only to survive in, but master, the tough world in which she moves. Her most important skill is her ability to seduce men into doing things for her, which enables her to get away with what she herself commits. In a reading of The Maltese Falcon as a romance, Jasmine Yong Hall describes Brigid as a “romance heroine who must constantly rely on disguises, tricks, and lying” but who departs from this model in concealing her murderous identity, rather than her virginity, as is more typical in romances (1994: 81).