Telling the story of deadly Daisy in ragtime Joburg

Tamboerskloof author Ted Botha in conversation with historian Brett McDougall.

Tamboerskloof author Ted Botha launched his book Daisy de Melker: Hiding Among Killers in the City of Gold, at the Book Lounge on Wednesday May 17. Published by Jonathan Ball, the story takes the reader on a journey through Johannesburg in the 1920s and 1930s and tells the story of Daisy de Melker who was hanged for killing her son. She is also suspected of having poisoned two husbands for their life-insurance money.

Ari Cotton, of University Estate, with Harper Wood and Louise Carmody, both from Green Point, and Shayne Cotton, of University Estate, in front.
Johann Ebersohn and Lucy Brennan from Vredehoek.
Adrian Lees, from Corsica, staying in De Waterkant, with Erika Calitz, from Calitzdorp staying in Vredehoek.
Keely Wagner, of Mowbray, with Anya Eilers, of Rondebosch.
Rita Bull, of Vredehoek, has her book signed by Ted Botha, of Tamboerskloof.