Interview: HJ Golakai

Hawa Jande Golakai is a crime novelist and clinical scientist from Liberia. She featured in the prestigious Africa 39 Project via which the Hay Festival…

Dead of Night

Written by Michael Stanley — The South African crime writing duo Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip have taken a break from their Detective Kubu series, set…

Fever

Deon Meyer has been called the king of South African crime fiction and with Fever he’s written a thriller you will not easily forget. After…

Weeping Waters

Written by Karin Brynard, translated by Maya Fowler and Isobel Dixon — South African crime fiction is going from strength to strength in both English…

Fever

Written by Deon Meyer, translated by KL Seegers — Opening with the lines, “I want to tell you about my father’s murder. I want to…

Agents of the State

Newly appointed State Security Agent Vicki Khan and her surf bum/private investigator boyfriend Fish Pescado find echoes of South Africa’s apartheid past in Mike Nicol’s…

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…

Agents of the State

Written by Mike Nicol — The Rainbow Nation is developing a well- deserved reputation for excellent crime fiction. Perhaps it’s not surprising since its unfortunate history provides…

A Death in the Family

Written by Michael Stanley — Talk about explosive beginnings! This time it gets very personal indeed. Assistant Superintendent David Bengu in Botswana – aka Kubu, meaning…

Interview: Michael Stanley

The South African authors Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip together make up Michael Stanley, and are becoming well-known for creating Botswana Police’s good-natured Detective ‘Kubu’ Bengu. They’ve…

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…

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 –…

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…

Interview: MD Villiers

After stints in marketing and recruitment, as well as a period working as a tennis coach, London-based ex-Johannesburger MD Villiers turned her hand to crime…

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…