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Salamander Cotton

Jacob Tshabalala #2

by Richard Kunzmann

A dark, chilling mystery set in the brooding, atmospheric lands of South Africa


In his debut thriller, Bloody Harvests, Richard Kunzmann gave readers a glimpse into the turbulent South African landscape. Now...

Bloody Harvests

Jacob Tshabalala #1

by Richard Kunzmann

Even your soul isn't safe in death…


On the outskirts of shimmering Johannesburg, Detective Harry Mason and his crew are summoned to a grisly crime scene. By all accounts, discovering the mutilated corpse...

The Secret History of Las Vegas: A Novel

by Chris Abani

A gritty, riveting, and wholly original murder mystery from PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author and 2015 Edgar Awards winner Chris Abani Before he can retire, Las Vegas detective Salazar is determined to solve...

Dead-End Road

Jacob Tshabalala #3

by Richard Kunzmann

Detective Harry Mason has rejoined the South African Police Service after a two-year leave of absence, and moved over to the specialised Serious and Violent Crimes unit, headed by the tough and fiery veteran...

Pale Horses

Jade de Jong #4

by Jassy Mackenzie

Book 4 in the PI Jade de Jong thriller series set in South Africa

At first, the case appears to be one of simple misadventure. Sonet van Rensburg, a base jumper, falls to her death while attempting to parachute...

Those Who Love Night

by Wessel Ebersohn

When Abigail Bukula, a young lawyer in the South African Justice Department, learns that the secret son of her aunt, who died in a massacre years ago, has been arrested by the Zimbabwean government, she races...

The October Killings

by Wessel Ebersohn

Abigail Bukula was fifteen years old when her parents were killed in a massacre of antiapartheid activists by white apartheid security forces. Because a young soldier spoke up in her defense, she was spared....

The Top Prisoner of C-Max

by Wessel Ebersohn

The far reach of evil from inside a maximum-security jail

The Classifier

by Wessel Ebersohn

Growing up and falling in love in a time of racial classification

Nairobi Heat

by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

A cop from Wisconsin pursues a killer through the terrifying slums of Nairobi and the memories of genocide

IN MADISON, WISCONSIN, it’s a big deal when African peace activist Joshua Hakizimana—who saved hundreds...

Dead at Daybreak

by Deon Meyer

- This is a taut, provocative mystery and a telling psychological portrait of a man and a nation haunted by the past.- This book provides another tightly woven, brilliantly written thriller with an African backdrop--appealing...

Devil's Peak: A Novel

by Deon Meyer

From rising South African thriller writer Deon Meyer, a gripping suspense novel about revenge, forgiveness, and the race to catch a trained killer.

A young woman makes a terrible confession to a priest. An honorable...