Deon Meyer wins Barry Award at Bouchercon 2011


As announced at the 2011 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, the US edition of Deon Meyer's THIRTEEN HOURS has won the Barry Award in the Best Thriller category. Please click here for more information on the Barry Award.

THIRTEEN HOURS, Deon Meyer's most recent paperback, was also shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger 2010, nominated for the US Macavity Award, and won the South African ATKV prize for suspense fiction in 2009.

Deon Meyer's latest title, TRACKERS, which was highlighted as one of PW's Top 10 Fiction: Mysteries & Thrillers for this autumn is out now in the UK, US and Canada, and will soon be out in France and Germany.

Joan Smith said of TRACKERS in the Sunday Times: 'A riveting crime novel, the author's best work yet...Deon Meyer is one of the sharpest chroniclers of post-apartheid South Africa...This is the author's most accomplished novel to date. Following the thrilling plot of his bestselling THIRTEEN HOURS was always going to be a challenge but he's visibly gained confidence, showing his technical skill and handling the different sections of the new book with effortless ease. It's a mesmerising read, and a startling revelation at the very end suggests that we haven't heard the last of these engaging characters.' Click here to read the full review on her blog.

And Shots Magazine says: 'Meyer has moved into the John le Carré class...TRACKERS is a great thriller and a fine novel of characterisation.'

Please click here for a YouTube video of Deon discussing TRACKERS.

PRAISE for Deon Meyer
The Financial Times on Deon Meyer's 13 HOURS: 'Superbly accomplished chase thriller by a South African writer now gaining deserved international recognition...Watch out for TRACKERS, his new book due out in September.'

'Deon Meyer has written six novels and THIRTEEN HOURS is probably the best (not taking anything away from its predecessors).  It is taut, moving and deeply memorable, and is highly recommended.' -- Theodore Feit, Crimespree and Spinetingler Magazines

'Deon Meyer is one of the unsung masters. THIRTEEN HOURS proves he should be on everyone's reading list. This book is great!' -- Michael Connelly

'THIRTEEN HOURS has breathtaking suspense, psychological understanding, and one of the most inspiring detectives ever. Deon Meyer deserves his international reputation.' -- Thomas Perry

'Try picking up THIRTEEN HOURS and setting it down. Try. You can't do it. I'm a pro, and I couldn't do it.' -- Don Winslow, author of THE POWER OF THE DOG and SAVAGES

'Best-selling South African novelist Meyer delivers another exciting if brutally violent crime novel. Expertly cutting away from the politicized police investigation to the plight of a terrified young girl literally running for her life, Meyer also steeps his novel in the day-to-day life of a country still reeling in the wake of radical transition.' -- Joanne Wilkinson, Starred Review, Atlantic Monthly