Browsing Category Crime Fiction

Adriaanse (W.) BLINDSIDE, translated by Elsa Silke
376pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R300
First published in Afrikaans in 2014 as Dubbelspel.

A thriller set in Cape Town about a lieutenant hired to protect the young girlfriend of a high-flying, dirty-dealing nightclub owner.

Wilna Adriaanse was born in 1958 in the Kalahari and grew up in Worcester. She is the author of several works of romantic fiction, including Die Boek van Ester and Vier Seisoene Kind.
Adriaanse (W.) EINDSPEL,
411pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R270
The sequel to the thriller "Dubbelspel" (2014).

Afrikaans novelist Wilna Adriaanse was born in 1958 in the Kalahari. Her novels include "Rebecca", "Met Ander Woorde", "Die Boek van Ester", and "Vier Seisoene Kind".
Andrew (S.) RECIPES FOR LOVE AND MURDER, a Tannie Maria mystery
395pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
Tannie Maria, the agony aunt for the local newspaper, is also an amateur detective. Set in a small town in the Karoo, this novel includes a several recipes.

"If you want a vivid, amusing and immensely enjoyable read about detection (and cooking) in an intriguing part of southern Africa, then this is the book for you. A triumph." Alexander McCall Smith

"Miscreants, moskonfyt and murder are all on the menu...'Recipes for Love and Murder; is a delightful debut" Christopher Hope

Social and environmentalist activist and writer Sally Andrew lives in a nature reserve in the Klein Karoo. This is her first novel.
Beukes (L.) BROKEN MONSTERS,
441 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R230
A new thriller set in Detroit, by Lauren Beukes.

Beukes "genuinely conjures up horror in its purest, most sincere form. There is real grief when characters we have come to identify with are subjected to all the banality and monstrosity of evil, and a goose-flesh sensation as we realise how similar the evil's values are to our own beliefs in art, in opportunity, in wanting the world to be a better place. Never exploitative, never superficial, never uncomplicated: Beukes shows how horror can be the best way to explain our unbelievable reality. She uses the mode like the knife that opens the oyster." Stuart Kelly, The Guardian

Lauren Beukes is also the author of "The Shining Girls", "Zoo City"(winner of the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award), and "Moxyland". She lives in Cape Town.
Beukes (L.) THE SHINING GIRLS,
303 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R180
A new novel by Lauren Beukes, author of "Moxyland" and "Zoo City", about a serial killer and one of his victims, a girl who survives and is determined to find him.

"Enthralling, dazzlingly inventive and superbly executed. A huge accomplishment." Deon Meyer

"Utterly original, beautifully written, and I must say, it creeped the holy bejasus out of me. This is something special." Tana French, author of "In the Woods"

"A dark, time-twisting, page-turning murder story guaranteed to give you heart palpitations. It shines." Matt Haig, author of "The Radleys"

Lauren Beukes live in Cape Town. Her novel, "Zoo City", won the Arthur C Clark Award.

Bloemhof (F.) DOUBLE ECHO, translated from the Afrikaans by Maya Fowler
255pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R220
A thriller about an ex-cop trying to escape the consequences of a fateful night spent on the wine estate of a wealthy businessman.

Afrikaans writer Francois Bloemhof has written for adults, teenagers and children. He won the 1991 De Kat Prize for his debut novel, "Die Nag Het Net Een Oog". He has received four ATKV Children's Book awards, and won the Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature. "Double Echo", his 24th novel for adults, is the first to be published in English.
Bloemhof (F.) FEEDING TIME,
294pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R275
A thriller about a man returning to Cape Town's northern suburbs to rescue his brother from the family members he lives with.

"It's bloody good entertainment!" Koos Kombuis, author of "Vandag Wil Ek My Blou Skoene Dra"

Afrikaans writer Francois Bloemhof has written for adults, teenagers and children. He won the 1991 De Kat Prize for his debut novel, "Die Nag Het Net Een Oog". He has received four ATKV Children's Book awards, and won the Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature. The thriller "Double Echo", his 24th novel for adults, was the first to be published in English.
Breytenbach (D.) SALIGER,
304pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R207
An Afrikaans thriller about a woman prosecutor in a small South African town.

This is laywer Dibi Breytenbach's first novel.

Breytenbach (K.) ESTER,
335 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R220
An Afrikaans thriller about forbidden passion and political intrigue, inspired by a meeting in 1940 between Dr D.F. Malan and a German spy, Mrs Thyra Denk.

"Wat 'n plesier. Wat 'n leeservaring. Wat 'n plot!" Hettie Scholtz

Kerneels Breytenbach is also the author of the novel "Piekniek by Hangklip" (2011).
Brodie (N.) KNUCKLEBONE, a novel
274pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R260
A crime thriller set in Johannesburg about a disillusioned former police officer and a former colleague who's investigation of a house break-in leads them to an animal poaching and trafficking syndicate.

"A cracking novel. Brilliant original writing. The pace is insane - in a good way." Sarah Lotz, author of "The White Road", "Day Four" and "The Three".
Brown (A.) DEVIL'S HARVEST,
266 pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200
A political thriller that moves between Bristol University, the M16 building in London, Juba and the refugee camps of south Sudan.

Advocate Andrew Brown is also the author of the novels "Inyenzi", "Coldsleep Lullaby" (winner of 2006 Sunday Times Fiction Award), "Refuge" and "Solace". He also wrote "Street Blues", about his experiences as a police reservist.
Brown (A.) REFUGE,
271 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R190
A new thriller by award-winning author Andrew Brown. His thriller, "Coldsleep Lullaby", won the 2006 Sunday Times Fiction Prize. His work of non-fiction, "Street Blues, experiences of a reluctant policeman" was shortlisted for the 2009 Alan Paton Award.

Andrew Brown practices as an advocate in Cape Town and is a reservist sergeant in the South African Police Service.
Brown (A.) SOLACE,
251 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R190
A thriller about the murder of a Muslim boy and the religious violence it unleashes.

Andrew Brown practices as an advocate in Cape Town, and is a reservist in the South African Police Service. He is the author of three other novels: "Inyenzi", "Refuge" and "Coldsleep Lullaby", which won the 2006 Sunday Times Fiction Prize. In the book "Street Blues" he wrote about his experiences as a police reservist.
Brynard (K.) HOMELAND, translated from the Afrikaans by Linde Dietrich
407pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R290
First published in 2016 as "Tuisland".

A thriller set in the Kalahari that revolves around the death of a San leader, complaints of police brutality, and an assault on a German tourist that jeopodises a multi-million rand project for the San.

Karin Brynard is also the author of the novels "Weeping Waters" and "Our Fathers".
de Vos (B.) TALION,
275pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
A thriller set in Pretoria. Also available in Afrikaans as "Wrok".

Journalist and writer Beyers de Vos is prose editor for the literary journal New Contrast. "Talion" is his first novel.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Diedericks-Hugo (C.) KARAKTERMOORD,
255pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R230
An Afrikaans thriller about the death of a beautiful poet and the publisher who becomes the prime suspect for her murder.

Carina Diedericks-Hugo has written several books for juveniles and has been awarded the Sanlam Prize and the MER prize. This is her first adult thriller. She lives in Stellenbosch.
Elliott (C.) SIBANDA AND THE BLACK SPARROWHAWK,
266pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R240
A crime thriller set in Zimbabwe.

C.M. Elliott was born in 1950 in the UK and grew up in Australia. She moved to Zimbabwe in 1977 to work in the safari industry. She is also the author of "Sibanda and the Rainbird" and "Sibanda and the Death's Head Moth"
Elliott (C.) SIBANDA AND THE DEATH'S HEAD MOTH,
249pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R240
A crime thriller set in Zimbabwe.

C.M. Elliott was born in 1950 in the UK and grew up in Australia. She moved to Zimbabwe in 1977 to work in the safari industry. She is also the author of "Sibanda and the Rainbird" and "Sibanda and the Black Sparrowhawk".
Elliott (C.) SIBANDA AND THE RAINBIRD,
249 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R240
A crime novel set in Zimbabwe.

C.M. Elliott was born in 1950 in the UK. After spending time in Australia, she moved to Zimbabwe in 1977 to work in the safari industry. This is her first novel.
Erasmus (L.) DIE LELIE-MOORDENAAR,
351pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R275
An Afrikaans thriller about a woman detective investigating a series of murders in Johannesburg.

Lerina Erasmus was born and grew up in Namibia. She is the author of various plays for radio, including Die Mannheim-sage, which was adapted for television in 1986. She lives in Johannesburg.
Golakai (H.) THE SCORE,
376pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R315
A new Vee Johnson thriller set in Oudshoorn, about cybercrime and corruption.

Hawa Jande Golakai was born in Germany in 1979. She spent her childhood in Liberia and as a result of the civil war moved around the continent. Currently she lives in Monrovia. She is also the author of "The Lazarus Effect".
Golakai (H.J.) THE LAZARUS EFFECT,
310 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. OUT OF PRINT
A novel about an investigative journalist, Voinjama Johnson, following the story of a missing teenage girl.

"What a wonderful debut. It's brimming with intelligence, wit, and real heart. Enormously entertaining." Deon Meyer

Hawa Jande Golakai was born in Germany in 1979. She lived in many African countries before moving to Cape Town as a student in 2003. She works as a medical researcher in immunology. This is her first novel.
Greenberg (L.) DARK WINDOWS,
236 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R190
A thriller set in a Johannesburg radically altered by a wave of New Age belief and an apparent cure for crime.

Louis Greenberg is also the author of "The Beggar's Signwriters". He co-writes urban horror novels with Sarah Lotz as S.L.Grey
Grey (S.L.) THE APARTMENT,
290pp., paperback, London, 2016. R300
A novel about a South African couple whose visit to Paris turns sinister.

S.L. Grey is the pseudonym for Louis Greenberg and Sarah Lotz. Sarah Lotz writes crime novels and thrillers under her own name and as Lily Herne she and her daughter Savannah Lotz write the "Deadlands" series of zombie novels for young adults. Sarah is the author of "Tooth and Nailed" and "Exhibit". Louis Greenberg is a Johannesburg-based fiction writer. He edited the collection, "Home Away, 24 hours, 24 writers, 24 cities". As S.L. Grey they have written the novels ""The Mall", "The Ward", "The New Girl" and "Under Ground".
Haasbroek (H.) WOUDFONTEIN,
207pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R180
An Afrikaans thriller about the commander of a small police station outside Knysna and a psychopath planning revenge.

Hannes Haasbroek is Head of the History Department at the National Museum in Bloemfontein. He is also the author of a biography on Braam Fischer, "'n Seun soos Braam".
Heydenrych (A.) MALHUIS,
245pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R220
An erotic psychological thriller about a South African woman living in London.

Television and radio jourmnalist Anel Heydenrych lives and works in Colesberg.
Heyns (M.) LOST GROUND, a novel
304 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R220
A novel set in a small village in the Little Karoo.

"'Lost Ground' is so much more than just great storytelling. It is Heyns' mastery of language, his wonderful sense of place, and deftly drawn characters that make this book superlative. I loved it." Deon Meyer

"Whether you read it as a whodunnit or as a portrait of the nation, 'Lost Ground' is utterly compelling - exquisitely written, profound, hilarious and hauntingly familiar." Finuala Dowling

"'Lost Ground' is a superbly crafted and compelling portrayal of loss and discovery. Heyns writes with absolute honesty, exploring the human condition with deep compassion and wit. His story transcends the confines of a small-town location to expose the innate insecurities that determine all of our relationships, struck through with irony and regret. Heyns writes with such grace and dignity, he deserves our praise and unqualified envy." Andrew Brown

Michiel Heyns is the author of four previous novels, "The Children's Day", "The Reluctant Passenger", "The Typewriter's Tale" and "Bodies Politic". Heyns is an acclaimed translator, and until recently was Professor of English at the University of Stellenbosch.
Hichens (J.) SWEET PARADISE,
283pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R195
A new Rae Valentine thriller, in which she tries to find a missing teenager.

"Another deliciously dark page-turner of note from the brilliant Joanne Hichens. 'Sweet Paradise' is original, spiky, hard-hitting and thoroughly enjoyable. I defy you to put this one down and watch out for the ending - it's a gut-puncher." Sarah Lotz, author of "Tooth and Nailed", "The Three" and "Day Four".

Joanne Hichens is also the author of "Divine Justice" and curates the Short.Sharp.Stories Awards for the South African National Arts Festival. She lives in Cape Town.
Hichens (J.) comp. & ed. BAD COMPANY, stories of intrigue, suspense and thrills
209 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R190
A collection of thriller and crime fiction.

Includes short stories by Deon Meyer, Margie Orford, Richard Kunzmann, David Dison, Mike Nicol and Tim Keegan.
Jansen (A.) DUBBELSPIRAAL, roman
356pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R285
A novel about two South African men, Koos Jooste and Xolisa Ndlela, who first meet in 1976 during the Soweto uprising. Their paths cross at key moments in the country's history. The novel focuses on how the power dynamics between them constantly change.

André Jansen is a pseudonym for the author of "Die Jerigo-krisis" and "Die Simson-opsie". He lives in Betty's Bay.
Karsten (C.) DIE RESPEKTABELE MENEER HARTSLIEF,
396 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R220
A nightclub owner who has the lover of his mistress killed has to deal with the family of the murdered man, the Hartslief clan from Brixton.

Crime journalist and novelist Chris Karsten, author of the Abel trilogy, won the ATKV Prose Prize for "Frats" in 2008, the ATKV Prize for a Suspense Novel in 2010 for "Seisoen van Sonde", and both the ATKV Prose Prize and Prize for a Suspense Novel in 2011 for "Abel se Ontwaking". The Abel trilogy has been translated into English.
Krüger (A.) KOMPLOT,
416pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R270
A thriller about plans by the Russian intelligence services to assassinate Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd. Their contact in South Africa is Thomas Jacobs, a South African anarchist recruited as an assassin during the Spanish Civil War.

"'n Meevoerende, groots opgesette roman uit die era van die Koue Oorlog. Afrikaanse spannings- en spioenasieverhale sal nooit weer dieselfde wees nie." Kerneels Breytenbach

André Krüger won the UJ Prize for his first novel, "Die Twee Lewens van Dieter Ondracek".
Kruger (H.) EEN NAG EN 'N BIETJIE,
1b90pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R200
A novel about a couple robbed and assaulted on their farm. Based on true events.

"'n Buitengewoon meesleurende leeservaring." Antjie Krog, author of "Country of my Skull"

"Dit was veral hoe so 'n ervaring mense tot op die been stroop wat my eenvoudig laat ween het. Niks omtrent hierdie verhaal laat jou onaangeraak nie." Elmari Rautenbach, journalist

Hester Kruger grew up on a farm close to Krugersdorp. She and her husband live on a farm in Mpumalanga. ​"Een Nag en 'n Bietjie"​ is her first book.

Loots (F.) IN SNEEU GESKRYF,
375pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R230
An Afrikaans novel about a man working as a prostitute at Sizzler's, a brothel for men in Sea Point, Cape Town. Loosely based on the murder of nine men at Sizzlers in 2003.

Francois Loots lives in Sea Point. He is also the author of "Rooi Jan Alleman".
Lorimer (P.) FINDERS WEEPERS,
299 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R190
A crime thriller about the search for a missing school principal, set in the Eastern Cape. The journalist who goes in search of her is of Xhosa and German parentage, and raised in a privileged household. Ignorant of the impact of the education crisis on people's lives, she is unwittingly drawn into a sinister world of corruption, manipulation and violence, as well as revelations about her family.

"This is a crime story as well as a tale of love lost and found - for family, and for ourselves." Diane Awerbuck, author of "Cabin Fever" and "Home Remedies"

Penny Lorimer grew up in Johannesburg and lives in Cape Town. This is her first adult novel.
Lotz (S.) TOOTH AND NAILED,
277 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R240
Another legal drama with lawyer Georgie Allen by Sarah Lotz, author of "Exhibit".
Mackenzie (J.) BAD SEEDS,
299pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R220
A new Jade de Jong thriller about a sabotage attempt at a nuclear research centre near Johannesburg by Jassy Mackenzie, author of "Worst Case" and "Pale Horses".
Mackenzie (J.) MY BROTHER'S KEEPER,
254 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R170
A thriller set in Johannesburg.

Jassy Mackenzie is also the author of the thriller "Random Violence" (2008).
Mackenzie (J.) PALE HORSES,
253 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R190
A new Jade de Jong thriller. A woman dies base-jumping from a Johannesburg skyscraper and her jumping partner insists it was no accident. The private investigator agrees to take on the case when she discovers that the victim worked to help an impoverished community that has disappeared entirely.

Jassy Mackenzie is the author of "Random Violence", "My Brother's Keeper", "Stolen Lives" and "Worst Case". She lives in Johannesburg.
Mackenzie (J.) STOLEN LIVES,
271 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R170
A new Jade de Jong thriller by Jassy Mackenzie. Her first book, "Random Violence", was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize: Africa Region. Her second, "My Brother's Keeper", is a finalist in the Best Paperback Original category of the International Thriller Awards. She lives in Johannesburg.
Makholwa (A.) BLACK WIDOW SOCIETY,
278 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R220
A thriller about three Johannesburg businesswomen who run the Black Widow Society, a secret organisation which helps women trapped in abusive relationships eliminate the men responsible.

"This is crime fiction at its most inventive...It's fast, brutal, surprising. I couldn't put it down." Mike Nicol

Angela Makholwa lives and works in Johannesburg. She is the author of "Red Ink" (2007) and "The 30th Candle".
McClure (J.) SNAKE,
217 pp., paperback, Reprint, New York, (1976) 2011. R235
A reprint of the fourth mystery in the Lieutenant Kramer and Sergeant Zondi series.

James McClure was born in Johannesburg. He published eight books in the Kramer and Zondi series and was the recipient of the CWA Silver and Gold Daggers. He died in 2006.
McClure (J.) THE ARTFUL EGG,
316 pp., paperback, Reprint, New York, (1984) 2013. R235
James McClure (1939-2006) was born in Johannesburg. He published eight books in the Lieutenant Kramer and Sergeant Zondi series and was the recipient of the CWA Silver and Gold Daggers.
McClure (J.) THE BLOOD OF AN ENGLISHMAN,
316 pp., paperback, Reprint, New York, (1980) 2011. R235
A reprint of the sixth thriller in the Lieutenant Kramer and Sergeant Zondi series.

James McClure (1939-2006) was born in Johannesburg. He published eight books in the Kramer and Zondi series and was the recipient of the CWA Silver and Gold Daggers.
McClure (J.) THE CATERPILLAR COP,
264 pp., paperback, Reprint, New York, (1972) 2010. R235
A reprint of the second novel in the Lieutenant Kramer and Sergeant Zondi series.

"James McClure's 'The Steam Pig' made a big impression...'The Caterpillar Cop' is just as stark, just as earthy, and just as lusty. And an equally powerful picture of South African society" The New York Times Book Review

James McClure was born in Johanneburg. He published eight novels in the highly successful Kramer and Zondi series. He died in 2006.
McClure (J.) THE GOOSEBERRY FOOL,
211 pp., paperback, Reprint, New York, (1974) 2011. R235
A reprint of the third mystery in the Lieutenant Kramer and Sergeant Zondi series.

James McClure was born in Johannesburg. He wrote eight books in the Kramer and Zondi series and was the recipient of the CWA Silver and Gold Daggers.
McClure (J.) THE STEAM PIG,
258 pp., paperback, Reprint, New York, (1971) 2010. R235
A reprint of the debut thriller in the Lieutenant Kramer and Sergeant Zondi series which won the CWA Gold Dagger award.

"More that a good mystery story, which it is, 'The Steam Pig' is also a revealing picture of the hate and sickness of the apartheid society of South Africa." Washington Post

James McClure was born in Johannesburg. He published eight very successful books in the Kramer and Zondi series. He died in 2006.
McClure (J.) THE SUNDAY HANGMAN,
264 pp., paperback, Reprint, New York, (1977) 2011. R235
A reprint of the fifth mystery in the Lieutenant Kramer and Sergeant Zondi series.

James McClure (1939-2006) was born in Johannesburg. He published eight books in the Kramer and Zondi series and was the recipient of the CWA Silver and Gold Daggers.
Mendelson (P.) THE SERPENTINE ROAD,
343pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2015) 2016. R240
A crime thriller set in Cape Town. As Detective Vaughn de Vries tries to uncover the perpetrator of a string of murders he is forced to relive a traumatic event that took place twenty-five years previously, during the struggle to end apartheid.

Paul Mendelson's debut novel, "The First Rule of Survival", was nominated for the CWA Gold Dagger in 2014. He divides his time between London and Cape Town.
Meyer (D.) 7 DAYS,
343 pp., paperback, London, 2012. R225
Originally published in 2012 in Afrikaans. Translated into English by K.L.Seegers.

A thriller about a murdered lawyer and a sniper who threatens to continue killing policemen until the murder is solved.

Deon Meyer is also the author of "Dead Before Dying", "Dead at Daybreak", "Heart of the Hunter", "Devil's Peak", "Blood Safari", "Thirteen Hours" and "Trackers".
Meyer (D.) BLOOD SAFARI,
372 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2007) 2009. R120
A thriller by Deon Meyer, author of Dead Before Dying", "Dead at Daybreak", "Heart of the Hunter" and "Devil's Peak".

Translated from the Afrikaans by K.L.Seegers.
Meyer (D.) DEAD AT DAYBREAK,
394 pp., paperback, London, (2000) 2007. R110
Translated from the Afrikaans by Madeleine van Biljon.

This thriller won the ATKV Prose Prize for 2000 and the Prix Mystère de la Critique in 2004.
Meyer (D.) DEAD BEFORE DYING,
410 pp., paperback, London, (1999) 2007. R110
Translated from the Afrikaans by Madeleine van Biljon.

This thriller won France's Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in 2003.
Meyer (D.) DEVIL'S PEAK,
409 pp., paperback, London, 2007. R180
Translated by K.L.Seegers.

Thriller writer Deon Meyer is the author of "Dead Before Dying", "Dead at Daybreak" and "Heart of the Hunter".
Meyer (D.) DIE VROU IN DIE BLOU MANTEL,
121pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R200
A new Bennie Griessel thriller about the murder of a foreign art expert on the trail of an old painting.

Deom Meyer's other books include "Ikarus", "Koors", "Kobra", "7 Dae" and "Spoor".
Meyer (D.) HEART OF THE HUNTER,
422 pp., paperback, London, (2003) 2007. R110
Translated from the Afrikaans by K.L.Seegers.

This thriller won the AKTV Prose Prize in 2003 and Germany's Deutsche Krimi Preis in 2006.
Meyer (D.) ICARUS, translated from the Afrikaans by K.L. Seegers
372pp., map, paperback, First English Language Edition, London, 2015. R335
A new Benny Griesel thriller about the death of an internet entrepreneur.

First published in Afrikaans in 2015.

Deon Meyer is also the author of "Blood Safari", "Thirteen Hours", "7 Days" and "Cobra".
Meyer (D.) IKARUS,
408pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R300
A new Benny Griessel thriller about the death of an internet entrepreneur. In Afrikaans.

Deon Meyer is also the author of "Spoor", "13 Uur", "7 Dae" and "Kobra".
Meyer (D.) INFANTA,
478pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R275
A new Bennie Griessel thriller.

Deon Meyer is also the author of "Spoor", "13 Uur", "7 Dae", "Kobra" and "Ikarus".
Meyer (D.) KOORS, die memoires van Nicolaas Storm, oor die ondersoek na die moord van sy pa
579pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R310
A post-apocalyptic thriller by Deon Meyer, about the murder of a man who founded and led a community after a fever had wiped out 90% of the world's population.

"Dit is eenvoudig so fassinerend en spannend dat ek in koorsagtige ongeduld met bewende vingers gespook het om die bladsye vinnig genoeg om te blaai. Die leser word pens en pootjies ingetrek, in die gevare wat uit alle windrigtings dreig, die aanpasbaarheid van die mens en die dinamika van menseverhoudings. Die boek is nie net fisiek lywig nie. Die skrywer vat ’n groot hap filosofie, sielkunde, religie, sosiologie, tegnologie, krygskuns, en byt nooit meer af as wat hy kan insluk nie. Hierdie onherbergsame boek is ’n beter vertoonvenster vir sy absolute genialiteit as misdaadfiksie. Dit omhels alles, die hele menslike gesteldheid, die stryd tussen goed en kwaad en al die skakerings tussenin. Die leser kry ’n dwarsklap teen die kop en sy oë gaan oop..." Deborah Steinmair in Rapport


Deon Meyer is also the author of "Spoor", "13 Uur", "7 Dae", "Kobra", "Ikarus" and "Infanta".
Meyer (D.) ONSIGBAAR,
384 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R150
Thriller writer Deon Meyer's previous novels include "Proteus" (2002) and "Infanta" (2004).

Text in Afrikaans. This novel has not yet been translated into English.
Meyer (D.) PROOI,
448pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R320
A new Bennie Griessel thriller that revolves around the death of an ex-policeman whose body was found next to the railway track outside Three Sisters in the Karoo.

Text in Afrikaans.

Deon Meyer's novels have been translated into more than 25 languages. He's been awarded the 2003 Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policiére for "Feniks", the 2004 Prix Mystère de la Critique 2004 for "Orion" and the 2006 Deutsche Krimi Preis in the international category for "Proteus". Other novels include "Die vrou in die blou mantel" (2017), "Jagveld" (2017), "Koors" (2016) and "Ikarus" (2015).
Meyer (D.) SPOOR,
544 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R215
A new thriller by Deon Meyer, author of "13 Uur", "Infanta", "Orion", "Feniks" and "Proteus".

Text in Afrikaans. This book has not yet been translated into English.
Meyer (D.) THE WOMAN IN THE BLUE CLOAK, translated from Afrikaans by K.L. Seegers
141pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, London, 2018. R215
First published in 2017 as "Die Vrou in die Blou Mantel".

A new Bennie Griessel thriller about the murder of a foreign art expert on the trail of an old painting.

Deom Meyer's other books include "Ikarus", "Koors", "Kobra", "7 Dae" and "Spoor".
Meyer (D.) THIRTEEN HOURS,
412 pp., paperback, London, 2010. R185
Translated from the Afrikaans by K.L.Seegers.

A new thriller by Deon Meyer, author of "Dead at Daybreak", "Dead Before Dying" and "Blood Safari".
Meyer (D.) TRACKERS,
488 pp., map, paperback, London, 2011. R200
A new thriller from Deon Meyer, originally published in Afrikaans in 2010 as "Spoor" and translated into English by K.L.Seegers.

Deon Meyer's other novels include "Dead Before Dying", "Dead at Daybreak", and "Blood Safari".

Morris (P.) BAD CITY,
385 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R199
A novel about a young man from Mozambique who arrives in Johannesburg and is conscripted into a crime syndicate.
Nel (J.) DIE HOND WAT OPHOU BLAF HET,
318pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
A thriller about a Port Elizabeth dentist accused by a gang of murdering one of their members.

Jo Nel practised as a dentist in Port Elizabeth and the Transkei. He now lives in Mossel Bay. This is his first novel.
Nicol (M.) AGENTS OF THE STATE,
389pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R230
A new thriller about child trafficking by Mike Nicol, author of "Of Cops & Robbers", "Power Play" and "Payback".

Nicol (M.) BLACK HEART,
334 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R180
The final part in Mike Nicol's Revenge trilogy. Previous books in the trilogy are "Payback" and "Killer Country".

"'Black Heart' is the novel that completes Mike Nicol's trilogy of what his publisher, Umuzi, categorises as 'crime thriller' fiction. I think it is more than that - in South African fiction writing the well-turned 'crime thriller' is becoming one of the few forms that can combine readability with socio-political analysis...Action, pace, chase, kill. Grab it, get it, take it, fake it. The amoral imperatives of our necrophilic society find a fitting parallel in the crime thriller genre. Whatever means is necessary to the end. Content meets form. It is a perfect match. Nicol has found the pitch pretty much spot-on." Leon de Kock, Mail & Guardian

Mike Nicol is the author of seven previous novels and two poetry collections, as well as several works of non-fiction. He lives in Cape Town.
Nicol (M.) KILLER COUNTRY,
318 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R210
The second part of Mike Nicol's Revenge Trilogy that began with the thriller, "Payback", also available @ R165

Mike Nicol is the author of several works of non-fiction and six novels, including "The Powers That Be", "This Day and Age", and the thriller, "Out to Score", written with Joanne Hichens.
Nicol (M.) OF COPS & ROBBERS,
391 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R195
A new crime thriller set in Cape Town by Mike Nicol, author of "Payback", "Killer Country" and "Black Heart".

Mike Nicol has published eight previous novels, two poetry collections, and several works of non-fiction. He lives in Cape Town.
Nicol (M.) PAYBACK,
334 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R165
Journalist and writer Mike Nicol is the author of several works of non-fiction and five novels, "The Powers That Be", "This Day and Age", "Horseman", "The Ibis Tapestry", and "Out to Score", a crime novel written with Joanne Hichens. "Payback" is another crime novel.
Nicol (M.) POWER PLAY,
392pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R210
A thriller about the gang war that breaks out when two Chinese businessmen try to take over the lucrative abalone poaching business in Cape Town.

Mike Nicol is the author of The Revenge Trilogy and "Of Cops and Robbers". He lives in Cape Town.
Nicol (M.) SLEEPER,
351pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
A thriller set in Cape Town involving the murder of the Minister of Energy, the suicide of the policeman investigating the murder, Iranian agents, the theft of enriched uranium, ISIS, the CIA, and the kidnapping of a top scientist.

Mike Nicol has written novels, works of non-fiction nd poetry. His crime thrillers include the Revenge Trilogy, "Of Cops and Robbers", "Agents of the State" and "Power Play". He lives in Cape town.
Otter (C.) KARKLOOF BLUE, a Maggie Cloete mystery
236pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2016. R220
FIrst published in German in 2015.

"Karkloof Blue" is the sequel to "Balthasar’s Gift"

This new Maggie Cloete thriller revolves around attempts by a local paper company to cut down the last remaining pristine forest around Pietermaritzburg, home to a rare butterfly species, and the struggles by environmentalists to prevent this.

Charlotte Otter is a South African now living in Heidelberg, Germany.
Park (T.) AN EMPTY COAST,
467pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2016. R180
First published in 2015 in Australia.

A new thriller by Tony Park, set in Namibia.

Tony Park was born in 1964 in Australia and now divides his time between his home in Sydney and southern Africa. His other novels include "Zambezi", "Safari", "Silent Predator", "The Delta", "African Sky" and "The Hunter".
Park (T.) THE CULL,
411pp., map, paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R185
First published in 2017 in Australia.

A new thriller about poaching by Tony Park.

Tony Park was born in 1964 in Australia and now divides his time between his homes in Sydney and southern Africa. His other novels include "The Hunter", "Captive" and "Red Earth".
Park (T.) THE DELTA,
538 pp., paperback, First U.K.Edition, London, 2011. R185
A thriller about a Zimbabwean soldier turned mercenary who gets recruited as an "eco-commander" in an attempt to stop a project that will destroy the Okavango Delta.

Tony Park was born in 1964 in Australia and now divides his time between his home in Sydney and southern Africa. His other novels include "Zambezi", "Safari" and "Silent Predator".
Park (T.) THE HUNTER,
425pp., paperback, First UK Edition, London, 2014. R275
First published in Australia in 2014.

A thriller set in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya's Masai Mara game reserve.

Tony Park was born in 1964 in Australia and now divides his time between his home in Sydney and southern Africa. His other novels include "Zambezi", "Safari", "Silent Predator", "The Delta" and "African Sky".
Paul (C.) OFFERLAM, deel 1 van die Offer-tweeluik
510pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R250
This Afrikaans thriller is the first book in a diptych and will be followed by "Offerande".

"Spanning, romantiek en die geheimenis van onsienlike dinge is Chanette Paul se forte. In 'Offerlam' voer sy dit verder na magsug, hebsug en heersug wat tot in die derde geslag oorgedra word." Jeanette Ferreira
Pretorius (M.) THE MONSTER'S DAUGHTER, a novel
455pp., hardback, d.w., New York & London, 2016. R360
A thriller about a young police constable in a small South African town who's attempts to solve a murder lead her into South Africa' violent past, a past that includes her father, a police official under the apartheid regime.

Michelle Pretorius was born in Bloemfontein. She is currently a PhD student at Ohio University, "The Monster's Daughter" is her first novel.
Roland (C.) WOLF TRAP,
347pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260
The second novel in the Limbo trilogy.

Consuelo Roland is also the author of "The Good Cemetery Guide" and "Lady Limbo".
Rowe (M.) HOUR OF DARKNESS,
342pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R230
A new Percy Jonas crime novel set in Cape Town, by Michéle Rowe, author of "What Hidden Lies", which won the CWA Debut Dagger Award in 2011.

Michéle Rowe is a scriptwriter and script editor living in Cape Town.
Rowe (M.) WHAT HIDDEN LIES,
348 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R
A crime thriller about a detective and a retired criminal psychologist, both women, working together to solve the murder of a suspected sex offender.

This novel won the 2011 Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award for the best as-yet-unpublished crime manuscript.

Michéle Rowe is a scriptwriter and script editor living in Cape Town. This is her first novel.
Schoombie (S.) ROOI HARING,
'n speurroman, Cape Town, 2017. R290
An Afrikaans thriller set in Pretoria about the murder of a celebrity chef.

Schalk Schoombie is a journalist, actor and playwright. He is also the author of the novel "Boomkastele".
Smith (B.) DOOIEGETY,
300pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R320
A thriller about a woman whose daughter disappears just as she learns that a friend who has died was in fact murdered.

Bets Smith is a teacher and lives in the Lowveld in Mpumalanga Province.
Snyckers (F.) NOW FOLLOWING YOU,
306pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
A thriller about a women being stalked by a man who uses social media to track her movements.

Fiona Snyckers lives in Johannesburg and is the author of three previous novels, "Trinity Rising", "Trinity on Air" and "Team Trinity".
Stanley (M.) A DEATH IN THE FAMILY, a Detective Kubu mystery
324pp., paperback, London, 2015. R275
A new Detective Kubu thriller set in Botswana, in which Kubu's father is murdered.

"Kubu returns with a vengeance - but what is prowling in the darkness of Botswana is more dangerous that the four-legged predators. Then there are the Chinese who just may be the most dangerous of all...I love it!" Charles Todd, author of the Ian Rutledge and Bess Crawford mysteries

"Under the African sun, Michael Stanley's Detective Kubu investigates crimes as dark as the darkest of Nordic Noir. Call it Sunshine Noir, if you will - a must read." Yrsa Sigurdardattir, author of "I Remember You"

Michael Stanley is the team of Micheal Sears and Stanley Trollip, both born in South Africa. Their other books include "Carrion Death", "Death of the Mantis" and "Deadly Harvest".

Stanley (M.) DEADLY HARVEST, a Detective Kubu mystery
477 pp., paperback, New York, 2013. R250
Detectives David "Kubu" Bengu and Samantha Khama investigate the disappearance of young girls in Botswana.

"Readers may be lured to Africa by the landscape, but it takes a great character like Kubu to win our loyalty." New York Times Book Review

Michael Stanely is the writing team of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. Michael Sears was born in Johannesburg, grew up in Cape Town and Nairobi, and teaches at the University of the Witwatersrand. Stanely Trollip was also born in Johannesburg and before retiring taught at universities in the USA. He divides his times between Knysna, South Africa, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Stanley (M.) DYING TO LIVE, a Detective Kuku mystery
298pp., paperback, London, 2017. R195
A thriller set in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve featuring Detectives 'Kubu' Bengu and Samatha Khama and involving rhino-horn smugglers. gangsters and drug manufacturers.

Michael Stanley is the writing team of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. Michael Sears was born in Johannesburg, grew up in Cape Town and Nairobi, and teaches at the University of the Witwatersrand. Stanely Trollip was also born in Johannesburg and before retiring taught at universities in the USA. He divides his times between Knysna, South Africa, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Steinmair (D.) MOESTAS, 'n raaiselroman
189pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R210
A new Afrikaans thriller by Deborah Steinmair, author of "Marike se dans" (winner of the 2011 Jan Rabie Prize), and the two thrillers, "Die Neus" (2012) and "Wenkbrou" (2013).
Steyn (M.) DONKER SPOOR,
381 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R222
An Afrikaans thriller set in the Western Cape about a police hunt for a killer who is murdering teenage girls.

"Hierdie skrywer verstaan boosheid en broosheid. Ek is werklik beïndruk." Jeanette Ferreira
Tlholwe (D.) COUNTING THE COFFINS,
250 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R225
A new thriller by Siale Tlholwe featuring private investigator Thabang Maje, set in Johannesburg's underworld of illicit drug dealing.

Diale Tlholwe was born in 1961 in Meyerton and now lives in Spruitview in Ekurhuleni on the East Rand. His first crime novel, "Ancient Rites", won the 2010 South African Literary Award for a First-time Published Author.
van der Merwe (C.) SHADOW,
254 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2012. R190
A novel about a middle-aged South African living in the United Kingdom who returns home on an assignment for a wealthy London financier, and is plunged into a world of crime and corruption.

Also available in Afrikaans.

Carel du Plessis is also the author of "No Man's Land" and "Shark", which won the 2010 Eugene Marais Prize. He lives in Stellenboch.
van Niekerk (C.) DIE MAN VAN QUATRO,
285pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
An Afrikaans thriller about three men, each seeking their own form of justice, and moving inexorably towards a violent confrontation.

Calvyn van Niekerk is the author of the novels 'n Tyd van Toorn and Die Derde Graf. He lives in Durban.
van Nierop (L.) ADRENALIEN, die waarheid
272pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R240
An Afrikaans thriller about an anxious and adrenaline-fed writer who retreats to a remote part of the Bushveld to work on a screenplay, and encounters "a third dimension".

Film critic and writer Leon van Nierop is also the author of "Wolwedans in die skemer", "Ratels", "Plesierengel" and "Ballade vir 'n enkeling".


van Nierop (L.) BALLADE VIR 'N ENKELING,
605 pp. paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R255
"Ballade vir 'n Enkeling" was a popular Afrikaans TV series in the mid-1980’s. Leon van Nierop retells the story: a top South African novelists disappears and a woman crime journalist is given the job of finding out what happened to him.
van Rensburg (R.) JUDASKUS,
333pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
An Afrikaans thriller about a detective investigating a mysterious white-collar gang seems to be self-destructing and whether or not there is a turncoat in the gang’s midst.

Rudie van Resnburg is also the author of "Kopskoot".
van Rensburg (R.) KAMIKAZE,
350pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R260
A thriller about a policeman whose plans for a career change are shelved when he comes face to face with a deadly killer whose murderous activities can be traced back to the apartheid era.

Rudie van Rensburg is also the author of "Pirana" and "Judaskus".
van Rensburg (R.) KOPSKOOT,
314 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R199
A thriller set in Cape Town by painter and journalist Rudie van Rensburg, author of "Slagyster".
van Rensburg (R.) MEDUSA,
346pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R275
A Kassie Kasselman thriller, in Afrikaans, about human trafficking.

Rudie van Rensburg was born in Bloemfontein in 1951 and now lives in Cape Town. His novels include Pirana, Kamakaze and Ys.
van Rensburg (R.) comp. OP DIE SPOOR VAN, speurverhale
204pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
Includes short stories by Karin Brynard, Zirk van den Berg, Nathan Trantraal, Kerneels Breytenbach and Rudie van Rensburg, amongst others.
van Tonder (A.) THIS ONE TIME, a novel
391pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R260
A thriller about a reality TV show host from New York who flees to an isolated hunting lodge in Alaska to finish a book he's trying to write.

"Alex van Tonder has a straight razor on the pulse of pop culture. Scathing, witty and incisive." Lauren Beukes, author of "Broken Monsters" and "The Shining Girls"

Alex van Tonder lives and works in Cape Town. This is her debut novel.
van Zyl (I.) DEAD IN THE WATER, translated from the Afrikaans by Annelize Visser
319pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R220
Also available in Afrikaans as "Moordvis".

A thriller set in a small coastal town, where Detective Storm van der Merwe discovers the body of a young journalist on the beach.

"A toxic mix of violent crime signals the arrival of a new writer: a truly deadly read." Jenny Crwys-Williams

Journalist, magazine editor and media entrepreneur Irna van Zyl lives in Cape Town. This is her first novel.

van Zyl (I.) DEATH CUP,
327pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R230
A new Detective Storm van der Merwe and Andreas Moerdyk thriller by Ina van Zyl, author of "Dead in the Water".

Also available in Afrikaans as "Gifbeker".
Venter (I.) BLUE SUNDAY, translated by Karin Schimke
367pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
First published in Afrikaans in 2018 as "Sondag".

A thriller set in Johannesburg and Pretoria about the search for three people who have vanished.

Irma Venter is the author of the Afrikaans novels "Skoenlapper", "Skrapnel", "Sondebok" and "Skarlaken".
Venter (I.) CIRCUS, translated by Elsa Silke
317pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R280
First published in Afrikaans in 2017 as "Sirkus".

A thriller set in Johannesburg in the 1980s. Young Adriana van der Hoon is blackmailed by the security police to trace the source of the money her father - an anti-apartheid activist and Dutch citizen - smuggles for the ANC.

Irma Venter is the author of the Afrikaans novels "Skoenlapper", "Skrapnel", "Sondebok" and "Skarlaken".
Venter (I.) SKARLAKEN,
382pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R230
An Afrikaans thriller. A week before her wedding a successful artist and businesswoman is found dead. Retired policeman Jaap Reyneke asks a hacker to help solve the case.

"'Skarlaken' bewys net weer: Irma Venter is wêreldklas." Deon Meyer

Irma Venter is a journalist living in Johannesburg. Her other novels incude "Skrapnel", "Sondebok" and "Skoenlapper" (ATKV Prize).


Venter (I.) SONDEBOK,
384 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200
An Afrikaans thriller in which two journalists investigate an attack on a woman, and in the process uncover a clue to the disappearance of a talented teenage girl six years previously.

Irma Venter is also the author of "Skoenlapper" (Winner of the 2013 ATKV Prize) and "Skrapnel".
wa Ngũgĩ (M.) KILLING SAHARA,
229 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R215
The sequel to Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ's "Nairobi Heat", this thriller once again features US detective Ishmael Fofona and O, his Kenyan counterpart.

"Ishmael Fofona, Ngũgĩ's detective, may not as yet have taken over from Kurt Wallander in our affections, but...it's only a matter of time." The Telegraph

Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ was born in 1971 in Evanston, Illinois, and grew up in Kenya before returning to the United States. He is currently Professor of English at Cornell University. He is also the author of "Conversing with Africa, politics of change" and "Hurling Words at Consciousness", a collection of poetry.
Wilson (S.) ZODIAC,
pp., paperback, London, 2016. R305
A thriller set in a society divided along zodiac lines.

"A brilliant, original and gripping thriller." Sarah Lots, author of "The Three" and "Tooth and Nailed"
"A bold storyteller with an amazing mind" Lauren Beukes, author of "The Shining Girls" and "Broken Monsters"

Sam Wilson was born in London and moved to Zimbabwe as a child before settling in South Africa. He works as a TV director based in Cape Town. "Zodiac" is his first novel.
Wyngaard (B.) JAGTER,
295pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
A Captain Nicci de Wee thriller about the death of two young girls.

"Hoe maak 'n mens einde aan die jag op vroue? Nicci de Wee soek daardie antwoord, en vind dit te midde van aksie, moord en oëverblindery. Jagter is gelaai met spanning en sluit met 'n verrassing wat niemand kan voorspel nie." Kerneels Breytenbach, author of Hartland

Bettina Wyngaard is the author of Troos vir die Gebrokenes, winner of the Jan Rabie-Rapport Prize and the thrillers Vuilspel and Slaafs. She lives in the Overberg.
Wyngaard (B.) SLAAFS,
292pp., paperback, Cape Town , 2016. R200
A crime thriller about human trafficking, set in Khayelitsha. In Afrikaans.

Bettina Wyngaard is also the author of "Troos vir die Gebrekenes", which won the Jan Rabie Rapport prize, and "Vuilspel".