Books by Deon Meyer

Deon Meyer is an internationally renowned South African crime writer who also works as a journalist and Internet consultant. He is the author of Heart of the Hunter and Dead Before Dying, which is forthcoming from Little, Brown and Company. He lives in Ca


SEVEN DAYS by Deon Meyer
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Griessel is flawed but likable, and his trials give a bittersweet edge to a strong mystery."
In Deon Meyer's previous mystery (Thirteen Hours, 2010, etc.), South African detective Benny Griessel had all of one workday to solve a murder. Read full book review >
TRACKERS by Deon Meyer
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A first-rate thriller; a touch slow to get going, but hard to apply the brakes to once it gets rolling."
Oh, what a tangled web those rhinos weave: South African mystery maven Meyers returns with a complex tale of intrigue and mayhem most satisfying. Read full book review >
BLOOD SAFARI by Deon Meyer
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Overplotted as usual, but when Meyer gets the people right, as he does here, he's hard to beat."
Top-notch thriller from South African Meyer (Devil's Peak, 2008, etc.) about a young woman's desperate search for her dead brother. Read full book review >
DEVIL’S PEAK by Deon Meyer
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 26, 2008

"The real drama hangs on every exchange between members of the multiracial police force and the citizens they're sworn to protect."
Meyer's rangy, ambitious fourth suspense novel shows the man who starred in the author's impressive debut in a startling new light. Read full book review >
DEAD AT DAYBREAK by Deon Meyer
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 23, 2005

"A step back then, but enough flashes of real talent to hope for better from his next."
More darkness out of post-apartheid South Africa, but after a sizzling debut, Meyer's second disappoints. Read full book review >
HEART OF THE HUNTER by Deon Meyer
THRILLERS
Released: July 12, 2004

"Wonderful setting; rich, colorful cast, headed by a valiant/vulnerable protagonist who makes empathy easy. Impossibly convoluted, of course—hey, it's a suspense novel—but fans of the genre won't want to miss Meyer's US debut."
Out of post-apartheid South Africa comes a thriller good enough to and nip at the heels of le Carré. Read full book review >