Deon Meyer

Agent: Isobel Dixon

Biography: Deon Meyer lives in Cape Town. His books are sold in 23 countries, and have been awarded many prizes around the world: the Deutsche Krimi Prize in Germany, the ATKV Prize in South Africa, and Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policière and Le Prix Mystère de la Critique in France. COBRA was shortlisted for the 2015 CWA International Dagger, THIRTEEN HOURS was shortlisted for the 2010 CWA International Dagger, and HEART OF THE HUNTER, was longlisted for the 2005 IMPAC Prize and selected as one of Chicago Tribune's '10 best mysteries and thrillers of 2004'.

'Meyer is a writer to take seriously - the best crime writer out of South Africa." -- Crime Time

'With Deon Meyer you can't go wrong. He's a writer whose work I admire, wait for and then devour.' -- Michael Connelly

'If you want a glimpse of the soul of the new South Africa in all its glory, and with all the gory details of its problems and corruption, Meyer is your man.' -- Matthew Lewin, The Guardian

‘Deon Meyer's name on the cover is a guarantee of crime writing at its best.’ – Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of PLAYING WITH FIRE. 

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ICARUS Crime Thriller, 372 pages Hodder & Stoughton - August 2015 Celebrity internet entrepreneur Ernst Richter is missing, and the authorities brace themselves for a media frenzy. The Police Service need their best people. They need Detective Benny Griessel.   

ICARUS

Crime Thriller, 372 pages
Hodder & Stoughton - August 2015

Celebrity internet entrepreneur Ernst Richter is missing, and the authorities brace themselves for a media frenzy. The Police Service need their best people. They need Detective Benny Griessel. 
 

COBRA Crime fiction, 352 pages Hodder & Stoughton - July 2014 Publishers’ Weekly Top Ten Mystery and Thriller for Fall 2014 A Cambridge mathematician is abducted from a luxury wine estate, his bodyguards murdered. Soon young pickpocket Tyrone and his student sister are also drawn into mortal danger...    

COBRA

Crime fiction, 352 pages
Hodder & Stoughton - July 2014

Publishers’ Weekly Top Ten Mystery and Thriller for Fall 2014

A Cambridge mathematician is abducted from a luxury wine estate, his bodyguards murdered. Soon young pickpocket Tyrone and his student sister are also drawn into mortal danger...  

 

7 DAYS Crime fiction, 331 pages Hodder & Stoughton - 13 September 2012 Detective Benny Griessel is back - and he has a blossoming, if complex, relationship on his hands with fellow recovering alcoholic and former star singer, Alexa Barnard. But to add to the tension of Alexa's crucial comeback performance, a policeman is shot in the leg by a mystery sniper in broad daylight.

7 DAYS

Crime fiction, 331 pages
Hodder & Stoughton - 13 September 2012

Detective Benny Griessel is back - and he has a blossoming, if complex, relationship on his hands with fellow recovering alcoholic and former star singer, Alexa Barnard. But to add to the tension of Alexa's crucial comeback performance, a policeman is shot in the leg by a mystery sniper in broad daylight.

TRACKERS Crime fiction, 488 pages Hodder & Stoughton - September 1, 2011 One of The Sunday Times' Best Crime Novels of 2011 Best Crime & Thrillers 2011, The Independent Named one of the best thrillers of 2011 by Kirkus In this tale of smuggling, gang warfare and international espionage featuring Meyer characters old and new, Meyer pushes the boundaries as never before...

TRACKERS

Crime fiction, 488 pages
Hodder & Stoughton - September 1, 2011

One of The Sunday Times' Best Crime Novels of 2011
Best Crime & Thrillers 2011, The Independent
Named one of the best thrillers of 2011 by Kirkus

In this tale of smuggling, gang warfare and international espionage featuring Meyer characters old and new, Meyer pushes the boundaries as never before...