The Lazarus Effect: A Vee Johnson Mystery

The Lazarus Effect: A Vee Johnson Mystery


A gripping new addition to the African crime genre, from a talented debut author.

Vee Johnson is an investigative journalist for the Cape Town magazine Urban. When she spots a photo of a familiar-looking girl at a local hospital, Vee launches an investigation, under the pretext of writing an article about missing children. Alongside her oddball assistant Chloe Bishop, Vee delves into the secrets of the fractured Fourie and Paulsen families. What happened to Jacqui Paulsen, who left home two years ago and hasn't been seen since?

In compelling and witty prose, The Lazarus Effect is an evocative tale of the underbelly and otherworld of love, murder and madness in a Cape Town that visitors seldom see. 

Hawa Jande Golakai is from Liberia and trained as a medical immunologist.