Deon Meyer's TRACKERS (A LA TRACE), published by Le Seuil in France, has reached the No. 2 spot on the best-seller list in the weekly newsmagazine L'Express - the key French bestseller list.
In the 1 March issue TRACKERS will feature at No. 2, with French author Daniel Pennac at No. 1, which puts TRACKERS as the best translated novel sold in France for the week of 13 to 19 February.
This comes hot on the heels of last week's news of TRACKERS reaching No. 12 on Livres Hebdo's best seller list and the range of fantastic reviews and interviews from several French publications. Read the interview with Deon in the 'Journal du Dimanche' here. TRACKERS also topped the South African charts for many weeks, once again confirming Deon's crown as the King of South African Crime Fiction.
Published by Hodder in the UK, Random House in Canada, and Grove Atlantic in the US, TRACKERS was also named one of The Sunday Times Best Crime Novels of 2011, and on the Best Crime & Thrillers list for 2011 in The Independent. Across the Atlantic it was picked as one of the best thrillers of 2011 by Kirkus and the German edition published by Aufbau also won acclaim. Deon Meyer's prize-winning novels are published in 24 countries around the world and many titles are optioned for film.
Praise for TRACKERS:
'How fulfilling the rewards are for those seeking crime fiction with real texture and intelligence...TRACKERS is a sprawling, invigorating and socially committed crime novel.'-- Barry Forshaw, The Independent
'I am steeling myself for this month's inevitable hysteria as publishers and booksellers trumpet that "South Africa is the new Scandinavia" when it comes to crime writing and that Deon Meyer is "South Africa's Answer to Stieg Larsson". He's not; he's far better...With TRACKERS I would suggest he has moved into the John le Carré class…mainly because this is a book which is a great thriller and a fine novel of characterisation.' -- Mike Ripley, Shots Magazine