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Jonathan Ancer’s AmaBookaBooka radio show caught up with Michéle Rowe at this year’s Open Book Festival to chat about her new book, Hour of Darkness.

Rowe starts off the episode by reading a passage from her book, which is set in the exclusive Constantia Valley outside Cape Town where a band of robbers see Earth Hour as the perfect chance to wreak havoc.

Ancer asked Rowe to describe her book in 140 characters. “It’s a murder mystery but it’s also a social investigation of character, landscape and the politics of Cape Town,” she said.

Ancer also asked Rowe to participate in the sound effects Rorschach test. He played a 30-second audio clip and Rowe had to make up a story about the sound on the spot.

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