’Reminiscent of THE STAND and THE PASSAGE. Great stuff.’ – Stephen King
FEVER, the number one bestseller by Deon Meyer, is published today in in the USA by Grove Atlantic, hot on the heels of the Canadian publication by House of Anansi. Translated into English by K.L. Seegers, FEVER shot to the top of the South African charts after its release in English, (Hodder and Jonathan Ball, 2017), having already been No. 1 in its Afrikaans edition, KOORS (Tafelberg, 2016). The Dutch edition (A.W. Bruna, 2017) also leaped into the Top 20 in the Netherlands, where Deon was selected as the national Crime and Thriller Week’s Author and commissioned to write a special novella – DE VROUW IN DE BLAUWE MANTEL (THE WOMAN IN THE BLUE CLOAK), which features his beloved police detective Benny Griessel. THE WOMAN IN THE BLUE CLOAK, will be published later this year by NB Publishers in South Africa, and Aufbau in Germany.
Stephen King has described FEVER as ‘great stuff’, reminiscent of Justin Cronin’s THE PASSAGE and his own novel THE STAND. FEVER is an Amazon Sci-Fi Book of the Month for September and was described as ‘a remarkable literary achievement’ in Booklist’s Starred Review. It has also drawn praise from other writers:
‘FEVER is one of the best books of the year. Deon Meyer is a masterful writer and has created a stunning epic that brims with emotion. The mystery, thrills, and action kept me riveted to every page. Highly recommended.’ — Adam Hamdy, author of Pendulum
‘FEVER bears comparison with landmarks in the genre such as THE STAND ...The novel explores humanity at its best and worst; the crushing loss of civilisation with everything that means for the structure of society...This great book asks us to reflect on our own hidden natures - how would we react if the world we knew came to an end tomorrow?’ — Vaseem Khan, author of The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
Deon Meyer’s work has been published in over 27 countries. In 2016, he was the second bestselling author in South Africa in any language, after J.K. Rowling. His novel THIRTEEN HOURS has just been shortlisted for the Icepick Award, to be awarded at the Iceland Noir Festival in November 2017. He also won the Deutsche Krimi Preis 2009 for BLOOD SAFARI, Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policière 2003 for DEAD BEFORE DYING and Le Prix Mystère de la Critique 2004 for DEAD AT DAYBREAK, which was adapted for an Afrikaans M-Net TV series (SA). THIRTEEN HOURS was the winner of the Barry Award in the Best Thriller category 2011 and was shortlisted for the Macavity Best Mystery Novel Award. He has been shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger three times and many of his books have been optioned for film. DEAD BEFORE DYING was filmed for a 6-part TV series, titled CAPE TOWN, featuring his character Mat Joubert.
Praise for Deon Meyer:
‘Deon Meyer is not just South Africa’s greatest crime writer, he’s up there with the best in the world.’ — Marcel Berlins, The Times
‘Deon Meyer's name on the cover is a guarantee of crime writing at its best.’ — Tess Gerritsen
'Deon Meyer is one of the giants of crime fiction.' — El Mundo
‘Deon Meyer is a top notch plotter and has created one of the best ensemble (and multi-racial) casts of any modern police procedural series.’ — Shots magazine
‘Crime fiction with real texture and intelligence.’ — Independent
Follow Deon on Twitter @MeyerDeon.