SEVEN DAYS: A NOVEL
Author: Deon Meyer
Publisher: PERSEUS / RUNNING PRESS, Sep 2012
A police officer is shot dead. The next day, one of his colleagues is as well. Then the South African police receive an email threatening an additional cop killed each day until a cold case is solved. Fascinating novel. 6x9 inches, 320 pgs.
Inspector Benny Griessel is charged with reopening the file on the murder of Hanneke Sloet, an ambitious lawyer stabbed to death in her luxury apartment. There?s no apparent motive and no leads, just a set of nude photographs and a burly ex-boyfriend a rock-solid alibi. Then more policemen are shot and the pressure mounts. Can Bennie solve the case and stay sober?
Featuring the fantastic characters from Deon Meyer?s Thirteen Hours, which won the Barry Award for Best Thriller in 2011, Seven Days is another gripping adventure from a masterful writer at the top of his game.
Praise for Seven Days
?Sleekly done crime fiction layered with the cultural complexities of the new South Africa.??Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist
?Superior prose and characterization ? Meyer balances the personal and professional adroitly, with a solution reminiscent of Peter Lovesey at his twistiest.??Publishers Weekly
Praise for Deon Meyer:
?Deon Meyer is one of the unsung masters.? ?Michael Connelly
?Meyer has a fine eye for people and places... Meyer is a serious writer who richly deserves the international reputation he has built.? ?The Washington Post
?If you haven?t read Deon Meyer yet, you?re missing out.? ?Mystery Fanfare
?If you want 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, Meyer is your man.? ?The Guardian (UK)
?There have been other South African crime novelists, but none are as deft at place as Deon Meyer.? ?Globe and Mail (CA)
About the Author:
Deon Meyer is an internationally acclaimed, prize-winning author of seven crime novels, including Blood Safari, Thirteen Hours and Trackers. His books have been translated into twenty languages. He lives on the western coast of South Africa.