The Sunday hangman Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1979 by James McClure (Author)
Bank robber Tollie Erasmus has been found hanging from a tree with a Bible in his hand. What looks at first like a suicide turns out to be a killing performed in the same manner as that used by the South African criminal justice system to execute criminals. It soon becomes clear that the murder of Erasmus is more than an isolated crime, as a second victim turns up who was killed in a similar manner. Police detectives Lieutenant Tromp Kramer and his Bantu assistant Mickey Zondi pursue their investigation amid the hate filled atmosphere of South Africa under the apartheid system.