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last updated: 8/9/2012

African Crime Fiction Written by Authors from South Africa

African Crime Fiction consists of crime, detective, and mystery novels that are set in Africa, feature African characters, or are authored by African writers. Further information regarding the scope of this project is available on the main page of the African Crime Fiction Project.


 Author  Title  Nation(s) of Origin
 Andersson, Muff
 Bite of the Banshee
 South Africa
 Badal, Sean
 The Ice on Mars
 South Africa
 Beukes, Lauren
 Zoo City
 South Africa
 Bloemhof, François
 (various titles)
 South Africa
 Bosman, Herman Charles
 Willemsdorp  South Africa
 Brown, Andrew
 Refuge  South Africa
 Brown, Andrew  Coldsleep Lullaby
 South Africa
 Brown, Andrew
 Solace   South Africa
 Brown, Guy
 Hijack!: Cracking One of South Africa's Most Violent Carjacking Syndicates
 South Africa
 Brynard, Karin
 Plaasmord  South Africa
 Bulbring, Edyth
 The Club
 South Africa
 Butler, K.R.
 A Fall of Rock  South Africa
 Carstens, Brandon
 Project H  South Africa
 Caulfield, John  The Atom Heart Murders  Great Britain, South Africa
 Caulfield, John
 In All My Sad Dreaming  Great Britain, South Africa
 Chapman, Michel, ed.
The Drum Decade: Stories from the 1950s  South Africa
 Chislett, Dave, ed.
 Urban One
 South Africa
 Church, Peter
 Dark Video
 South Africa
 Church, Peter
 Bitter Pill: A Novel
 South Africa
 Coetzee, Amanda
 Bad Blood
 South Africa
 Coetzee, Amanda
 Redemption Song
 South Africa
 Corbett, Trevor
 Allegiance  South Africa
 Corbett, Trevor
 An Ordinary Day
 South Africa
 Dison, David
 Death in the New Republic
 South Africa
 Dlovu, Annoi
 Angle of Death
 South Africa
 Dlovu, Annoi  Race Against Rats
 South Africa
 Drin, Michael
 Signpost to Fear
 Canada, South Africa
 Drummond, June
 The Black Unicorn
 South Africa
 Drummond, June  Farewell Party
 South Africa
 Drummond, June  Welcome, Proud Lady
 South Africa
 Du Camp, Alwyn
 Twana  South Africa
 Earle, Peter
 The Barros Pawns
 South Africa
 Earle, Peter  Purgatory Road
 South Africa
 Eaton, Tom
 The De Villiers Code  South Africa
 Ebersohn, Wessel
 A Lonely Place to Die
 South Africa
 Ebersohn, Wessel  The Centurion
 South Africa
 Ebersohn, Wessel  Store Up the Anger
 South Africa
 Ebersohn, Wessel  Divide the Night
 South Africa
 Ebersohn, Wessel  Closed Circle
 South Africa
 Ebersohn, Wessel  The October Killings
 South Africa
 Ebersohn, Wessel  Those Who Love Night
 South Africa
 Ebersohn, Wessel  The Top Prisoner of C-Max
 South Africa
 Erasmus, Barbara
 Chameleon  South Africa
 Erasmus, Barbara  Below Luck Level
 South Africa
 Folscher, Barbara
 Blind Faith
 South Africa
 Fouche, James
 Jack Hanger
 South Africa
 Gilpin, Tracy
 Double Cross
 South Africa
 Godfrey, Peter
 Death Under the Table
 South Africa
 Golakai, H.J.
 The Lazarus Effect
 South Africa
 Gray, Andrew
 The Fence
 South Africa
 Green, Michael
 Vreemde Verskynsels
 South Africa
 Green, Michael  Nagbewegings  South Africa
 Green, Michael  Sieners  South Africa
 Green, Michael  Die Derde Rugbybal
 South Africa
 Green, Michael  Hondsdol  South Africa
 Harris, Peter
 Cry Hold
 South Africa
 Harris, Peter  Letters of Discredit
 South Africa
 Heyns, Michiel
 Lost Ground: A Novel
 South Africa
 Hitchens, Joanne
 Bad Company
 South Africa
 Hitchens, Joanne
 Divine Justice
 South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey
 A Twist of Sand
 South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey  The Watering-Place of Good Peace
 South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey  A Grue of Ice, published in the US as The Disappearing Island  South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey  The River of Diamonds
 South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey  Hunter-Killer  South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey  Scend of the Sea, published in the US as The Hollow Sea
 South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey  A Cleft of Stars
 South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey  A Bridge of Magpies
 South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey  South Trap
 South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey  A Ravel of Waters
 South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey  The Unripe Gold
 South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey  Fireprint  South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey  In Harm's Way
 South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey  Hold Down a Shadow
 South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey  A Hive of Dead Men
 South Africa
 Jenkins, Geoffrey  A Daystar of Fear
 South Africa
 Jordaan, Dirk
 Die Jakkalssomer
 South Africa
 Kalmer, Harry
 X-Ray Visagie en die Vingers van God
 South Africa
 Kalmer, Harry  Kniediep  South Africa
 Kalmer, Harry  En die Lekkerste Deel van Dood Wees
 South Africa
 Keegan, Tim
 Tromp's Last Stand
 South Africa
 Konrad, Isa
 Die Ondenkbare
 Namibia, South Africa, Switzerland
 Kunzmann, Richard
 Bloody Harvests
 South Africa
 Kunzmann, Richard  Salamander Cotton
 South Africa
 Kunzmann, Richard  Dead-End Road
 South Africa
 Lazarus, Greg
 When in Broad Daylight I Open My Eyes
 South Africa
 Lotz, Sarah
 Exhibit A
 South Africa
 Lotz, Sarah  Tooth and Nailed
 South Africa
 Macaskill, Glenn
 Crime Lords
 South Africa, Zimbabwe
 Mackenzie, Jassy
 Random Violence
 South Africa, Zimbabwe
 Mackenzie, Jassy  My Brother's Keeper
 South Africa, Zimbabwe
 Mackenzie, Jassy  Stolen Lives
 South Africa, Zimbabwe
 Mackenzie, Jassy  Worst Case [also published as The Fallen]
 South Africa, Zimbabwe
 Maimane, Arthur
 Hate No More (originally Victims)  South Africa
 Makholwa, Angela
 Red Ink
 South Africa
 Malebana, Lazarus
 Menate ya Lefase
 South Africa
 Marnewick, Chris
 The Soldier Who Said No
 South Africa
 Marnewick, Chris  Shepherds & Butchers
 South Africa
 Marnewick, Chris  A Sailor's Honour
 South Africa
 Marsh, Rob
 The Serpent Under
 South Africa
 Marsh, Rob  Beasts of Prey
 South Africa
 Masondo, Meshack
 Iphisi Nezinyoka
 South Africa
 Masondo, Meshack  Isigcawu Senkantolo
 South Africa
 Masondo, Meshack  Ingwe Nengonyama
 South Africa
 Masondo, Meshack  Ingalo Yomthetho
 South Africa
 Masondo, Meshack  Kanti Nawe?
 South Africa
 Masondo, Meshack  Ngaze Ngazenza
 South Africa
 McClure, James
 The Song Dog
 Great Britain, South Africa
 McClure, James  The Artful Egg
 Great Britain, South Africa
 McClure, James  The Blood of an Englishman
 Great Britain, South Africa
 McClure, James  The Sunday Hangman
 Great Britain, South Africa
 McClure, James  The Steam Pig
 Great Britain, South Africa
 McClure, James  The Caterpillar Cop
 Great Britain, South Africa
 McClure, James  The Gooseberry Fool
 Great Britain, South Africa
 McClure, James  Snake  Great Britain, South Africa
 Meyer, Deon
 Trackers  South Africa
 Meyer, Deon  Blood Safari
 South Africa
 Meyer, Deon  Devil's Peak
 South Africa
 Meyer, Deon  Heart of the Hunter
 South Africa
 Meyer, Deon  Dead at Daybreak
 South Africa
 Meyer, Deon  Dead Before Dying
 South Africa
 Meyer, Deon and Seegers, K.L.
 Thirteen Hours
 South Africa
 Miles, John
 Kroniek uit die Doofpot
 South Africa
 Mohurutshane, Martin Lebogang
 Diselammapa  South Africa
 Mouton, Riana
 Reuk van die Dood
 South Africa
 Mouton, Riana  Spoorloos  South Africa
 Mzobe, Sifiso
 Young Blood
 South Africa
 Nichol, Mike and Hitchens, Joanne
 Out to Score
 South Africa
 Nichol, Mike
 Payback  South Africa
 Nichol, Mike  Killer Country
 South Africa
 Nichol, Mike  Black Heart
 South Africa
 O'Keefe, Bob
 Diamonds Can be Dangerous
 South Africa
 Orford, Margie
 Daddy's Girl
 Great Britain, South Africa
 Orford, Margie  Like Clockwork
 Great Britain, South Africa
 Orford, Margie  Blood Rose
 Great Britain, South Africa
 Orford, Margie
 Gallows Hill
 Great Britain, South Africa
 Patterson, A.L.
 I See the Moon
 South Africa
 Paul, Chanette
 Wip van die Droomvanger
 South Africa
 Paul, Chanette  Springgety  South Africa
 Paul, Chanette  Fortuin  South Africa
 Paul, Chanette  Boheem  South Africa
 Paul, Chanette  Meetsnoer  South Africa
 Penrose, Margaret
 Death on the Files
 South Africa
 Penrose, Margaret  The Fatal Fifth
 South Africa
 Pitt, Bridget
 The Unseen Leopard
 South Africa, Zimbabwe
 Rabie, Sue
 The Boston Snowplough
 South Africa
 Rabie, Sue  Blood at Bay
 South Africa
 Rabie, Sue
 Fallout  South Africa
 Scholefield, Alan
 The Hammer of God
 Great Britain, South Africa
 Scholefield, Alan  The Eagles of Malice
 Great Britain, South Africa
 Scholefield, Alan  The Last Safari
Great Britain, South Africa
 Sharpe, Tom
 Riotous Assembly
 South Africa
 Sharpe, Tom  Indecent Exposure
 South Africa
 Slovo, Gillian
 Morbid Symptoms
 Great Britain, South Africa
 Slovo, Gillian  The Betrayal
 Great Britain, South Africa
 Slovo, Gillian  Red Dust
 Great Britain, South Africa
 Smith, Roger
 Mixed Blood
 South Africa
 Smith, Roger  Wake Up Dead
 South Africa
 Smith, Roger  Dust Devils
 South Africa
 Stanley, Michael
 A Carrion Death
 South Africa
 Stanley, Michael  A Deadly Trade
 South Africa
 Stanley, Michael  Death of the Mantis
 South Africa
 Stanley, Michael   "An Issue of Women and Money" in Once Upon a Crime (eds. Bush & Everheart)  South Africa
 Steyn, Piet
 Snoeisker  South Africa
 Steyn, Piet  Bottelnek  South Africa
 Steyn, Piet  Tou  South Africa
 Taylor, Jane
 Of Wild Dogs
 South Africa
 Tlholwe, Diale
 Ancient Rites
 South Africa
 Tlholwe, Diale  Counting the Coffins
 South Africa
 van den Berg, Zirk
 Nobody Dies
 South Africa, New Zealand, Namibia
 Van Der Merwe, Quintus
 Die Blou van Ons Hemel
 South Africa
 Van Der Merwe, Quintus  In Landsbelang
 South Africa
 Walus, Yvonne Eve
 Murder @ Play
 South Africa, New Zealand
 Walus, Yvonne Eve  Murder @ Work
 South Africa, New Zealand
 Williams, Michael
 Who Killed Jimmy Valentine?
 South Africa
 Williams, Michael  Hijack City
 South Africa
 Williams, Michael  The Eighth Man
 South Africa
 Xenopoulos, Rahla
 Bubbles: A Novel
 South Africa


Prepared by Sarah Keil, August 2011. Updated August 2012.
last updated: 8/9/2012