The Truth Itself

Written by Roger Smith writing as James Rayburn — The South African crime novelist Roger Smith has written under a pseudonym before. In 2012 he wrote…

Will you answer?

On the Radar — This week’s new releases report begins with a sinister video phone call from a killer who wants to show off their…

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Nowhere

Written by Roger Smith — After several standalone novels, a novella here and there, and dabbling in horror, South African author Roger Smith returns to slightly…

Belle de Jour, and more

On the Radar — In addition to welcome returns for some series stalwarts such as DCI Claire Winters and DI Tony McLean, our bulletin this…

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Sacrifices

Written by Roger Smith — Michael Lane has it better than millions of the other sorry souls in South Africa. Or so it would seem. Then…

Broken homes and crumbling empires

On the Radar — This week we see a return to action for bestselling Ben Aaronovitch whose young adult supernatural crime has certainly found its niche,…

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City of Blood

Written by MD Villiers — South Africa – real life there can be so brutal that for some the country hardly needs crime fiction. Yet in…

The Plaza

Written by Guillermo Paxton — Seventy per cent of the heroin and 90 per cent of the cocaine in the USA comes in across the…

Capture

Written by Roger Smith — When we interviewed Roger Smith a couple of weeks ago, he told us that Capture is his darkest book yet.…

Interview: Roger Smith

When it comes to crime fiction from southern Africa, what have you got? Well, at the one end of the spectrum there’s Alexander McCall Smith…

Silent Valley

Written by Malla Nunn — International crime fiction sometimes feels like a contest between the Scandinavians and the Irish. If so, the South Africans are…

Ishmael Toffee

Written by Roger Smith — Like Dust Devils and Mixed Blood, Ishmael Toffee sees Roger Smith plucking characters from the different social and racial strata…