Present Darkness

Written by Malla Nunn — Present Darkness is the fourth installment in Malla Nunn’s series of novels starring Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper. The cover –…

Mr Bazalgette’s Agent

Written by Leonard Merrick — The British Library’s dedication to publishing new editions of lost and forgotten crime fiction is an affirmation of the genre’s…

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…

SummerCrime: Holiday reads for 2013

Crime novels, with their abundant local colour and detail, are excellent travel companions. If you’re heading to a popular holiday destination this summer, why not…

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…

7 Days

Written by Deon Meyer — The run of cracking South African thrillers continues with this book. 7 Days reunites us with Detective Benny Griessel, last…

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…

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…

Dust Devils

When a rich white man is murdered in Cape Town, his coloured mistress is a witness. She and her children are murdered too, but husband…

Dust Devils

Written by Roger Smith — There’s something distasteful on nearly every page of this book as South African author Roger Smith paints the rainbow nation…