South African Crime Fiction I've Read

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Power Play by Mike Nicol. Krista Bishop runs a security agency, for women only. Until she gets a call she can’t refuse from the government spooks: guard two high-profile Chinese businessmen. Too crude for my taste.

Power Play by Mike Nicol. Krista Bishop runs a security agency, for women only. Until she gets a call she can’t refuse from the government spooks: guard two high-profile Chinese businessmen. Too crude for my taste.

The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu (Detective Kubu #2) by the Michael Stanley duo. When two guests are bludgeoned to death at the isolated Jackalberry bush camp in northern Botswana, Detective David “Kubu” Bengu arrives from Gaborone to assist the local police. I enjoyed this one too. The main characters are endearing and it's a pleasure to have a detective who isn't fighting his demons, but just has a weakness for food.

The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu: A Detective Kubu Mystery (Detective Kubu Series) by [Stanley, Michael]

Pale Horses by Jassy Mackenzie (the 4th Jade de Jong thriller).  A real page turner set in both Johannesburg and the Karoo.

Pale Horses by Jassy Mackenzie (the Jade de Jong thriller). A real page turner set in both Johannesburg and the Karoo.

The second in South African crime writer, Mike Nicol’s, Revenge Trilogy.

The second in South African crime writer, Mike Nicol’s, Revenge Trilogy.

Blood Safari by Deon Meyer. Emma le Roux wants to find her missing brother, who supposedly died twenty years ago, but whom she is convinced she's seen on the news as a suspect in the recent killing of a witch doctor and four poachers. She hires Lemmer to watch her back when she goes looking for answers.

7 Days by Deon Meyer, just finished this and while it's the middle of a series I enjoyed the characters. An understanding of South African politics certainly would help as would a familiarity with the lingo. Overall a good book

Death of the Mantis: A Detective Kubu Mystery by Michael Stanley. I have really enjoyed this series set in Botswana with an endearing detective, Kubu.

Synopsis From Back Cover: In the southern Kalahari are of Botswana - an arid landscape of legends that speak of lost cities, hidden wea.

Icarus by Deon Meyer. the high profile murder of Ernst Richter, MD of a new tech startup, Alibi, whose body is discovered buried in the sand dunes north of Cape Town. Alibi is a service that creates false appointments, documents and phone calls to enable people to cheat on their partners. It has made Richter one of the most notorious people in South Africa. Can Benny pull together the strands of his life in time to catch the killer? Clever plot. Well-written and interesting.

After 602 days dry, Captain Benny Griessel of the South African police services can't take any more tragedy. So when Benny is called in to investigate a multiple homicide, it pushes him close to breaking point - a forme.

Wake Up Dead by Roger Smith. Violent, but gripping.

Wake Up Dead by Roger Smith. Violent, but gripping.

Worst Case by Jassy Mackenzie. The third Jade de Jong novel set in Richards Bay. This one is about environmental issues.

Worst Case by Jassy Mackenzie. The third Jade de Jong novel set in Richards Bay. This one is about environmental issues.

Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie. The first of the Jade de Jong series.

Random Violence by Jassy Mackenzie. The first of the Jade de Jong series. Just finished read the first three or four of her novels set in South Africa

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