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Short-listed for CWA International Dagger 2010 (UK); Short-listed for The Barry Award 2011 (UK)
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Thirteen Hours

Häftad Engelska, 2011-05-12
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A Sunday Times '100 best crime novels and thrillers since 1945' pick! Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger Award 2010 They killed her best friend. Now they are chasing Rachel Anderson through the streets of Cape Town. The young tourist doesn't dare trust anyone - except her father, back home in America. When he puts pressure on the politicians, they know that to protect their country's image, they must find Rachel's hiding place before the killers. So Benny Griessel - detective, maverick and father of teenagers himself - has just 13 hours to crack open a conspiracy which threatens the whole country.
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What makes Deon Meyer's novel so outstanding is its setting - the new South Africa, where jaded white detectives are still getting use to working with black and coloured (in the country's parlance) colleagues . . . Meyer gives rare insights into the texture of everyday life in a country still troubled 20 years after the release of Nelson Mandela. * The Sunday Times * This terrific, action-packed thriller has superbly drawn characters and an enthralling setting. Deon Meyer is one of the best crime writers on the planet. * <i>Mail on Sunday</i> * Deon Meyer is the undisputed king of South African crime fiction, and THIRTEEN HOURS demonstrates why. * <i>The Times</i> * South African thrillers arrive with racial baggage, and it's a mark of Meyer's talent to see just how well the issues are balanced with a smashing story. Imposing a strict time limit and a tight location on his plot, he ramps up the suspense to an unbearable degree. Best of all, his sharply drawn characters really feel part of the new South Africa, where loyalties and beliefs must always be questioned. * <i>Financial Times</i> * What makes this novel so outstanding is its setting... and Meyer's superlative talent for suspense... This is a vigorous, exciting novel that combines memorable characters and plot with edge-of-the-seat suspense. * <i>The Sunday Times</i> * Far and away South Africa's best crime writer * <i>The Times</i> * gripping and suspenseful crime novel set in a violent, post-apartheid South Africa * <i>Culture</i> Magazine (<i>The Sunday Times</i>) * A cracking read from one of Africa's finest * <i>Shots</i> ezine * One of the sharpest and most perceptive thriller writers around * Peter Millar, <i>The Times</i>, on DEVIL'S PEAK * Far and away the best crime writer in South Africa * Matthew Lewin, <i>Guardian</i>, on BLOOD SAFARI * One of the most exciting thrillers I've read for a long time. * Lady Antonia Fraser * Blood Safari is my first exposure to the man billed by his publishers as the "king of South African crime thrillers". For once the publicity spinners are not guilty of hyperbole -- Meyer is simply excellent. * <i>Business Day</i> on BLOOD SAFARI * Pulsating and gripping * <i>The Sunday Times</i> on BLOOD SAFARI * I rushed through it like one of Meyer's beloved BMW motorbikes in overdrive. A fantastic read. I know Cape Town well and he did glorious justice to the city's mosaic * Tim Butcher, author of Richard and Judy bestseller BLOOD RIVER, on DEVIL'S PEAK * 'A moving, expertly constructed story of a broken man's redemption' * <i>The Sunday Times</i> on DEVIL'S PEAK * Out of post-apartheid South Africa comes a thriller good enough to nip at the heels of le Carre * <i>Kirkus Reviews</i> (starred review) on HEART OF THE HUNTER * A Christmas Choice for best thrillers in 2007 * <i>The Times</i> on DEVIL'S PEAK * A glimpse of the soul of the new South Africa in all its glory, and with all the gory details of its problems and corruption...I marvelled at the intricacy of the plotting, I smiled at Christine's cheeky ingenuity, I felt Thobela's pain and Benny's desperation, and I was stunned by a denouement of awesome power and accomplishment * <i>Guardian</i> on DEVIL'S PEAK * My favourite South African thriller writer * James Mitchell, <i>Tonight</i>, South Africa, on DEVIL'S PEAK * 'Meyer is a gifted writer...believable and disturbing' * <i>Tangled Web</i> on DEVIL'S PEAK * 'Deon Meyer, who writes in Afrikaans, portrays a world of terrifying uncertainty, in which those who fought for liberation from apartheid are having to come to terms with the knowledge that freedom is not enough to wipe out cruelty. A thoughtful and exciting novel' * <i>Times Literary Supplement</i> on DEVIL'S PEAK * This guy is really good.

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Deon Meyer lives in Durbanville in South Africa with his wife and four children. Other than his family, Deon's big passions are motorcycling, music, reading, cooking and rugby. In January 2008 he retired from his day job as a consultant on brand strategy for BMW Motorrad, and is now a full time author. Deon Meyer's books have attracted worldwide critical acclaim and a growing international fanbase. Originally written in Afrikaans, they have now been translated into twenty-five languages. THIRTEEN HOURS was shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger and won the Boeke Prize in South Africa - the first time in the prize's 16 year history that a South African book has won. Visit the author's website at and follow him on Twitter @MeyerDeon