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In Cold Blood
The murder of baby Jordan
by Renee Otmar

Publisher: New Africa Books
Launched on 7 December 2007, at the Centre for the Book, Cape Town, South Africa


Ndizisa ipasela ('I have a delivery'). With these words, four men entered a home in suburban Cape Town on the morning of 15 June 2005. Within minutes, Jordan Leigh Norton, the six-month-old daughter of Natasha Norton, was murdered.


In Cold Blood is a dramatic personal story that goes behind the headlines, describing the traumatic ordeal of the Norton family. Led by Vernon Norton, Natasha's father, the family was sustained by the support of the community and by an abiding faith that justice would prevail.


About the author
Renee Otmar is the sister of Vernon Norton, and was born and raised in Cape Town.
Prior to writing In Cold Blood she worked for 18 years as a professional writer and editor. Renee is based in Geelong (near Melbourne), Australia, where she works as a freelance writer and editor, and lives with her family.