Amabookabooka: Heinrich Böhmke

A Lockdown mystery
Heinrich Böhmke loves trees, bees, wind over the veld and Nguni cattle
- and even though he loves cattle he’s not scared to stomp all over
sacred cows. Heinrich’s debut novel Sarie tells the story of four
lives in crisis - on the same day. In the same hotel. It mixes South
African politics and history, with a thrilling plot and, as one
reviewer put it: There is no chill with this book! Heinrich’s latest
book, The Helpless Lady, is a world away from Sarie. It’s a children’s
book set in the Lockdown. Day 17 starts off just like any other boring
Lockdown day but turns into a day of mystery and adventure when
9-year-old Erika sees a desperate message for help in her neighbour's
window. Erika’s grumpy dad is busy so she takes matters into her own
hands to rescue her elderly neighbour - all while keeping her social
distance. It’s a fast, heart-warming story told with humour and there
are a few twists at the end to keep you on your toes.