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Jonathan Ball Publishers are the leading publishers and distributors of English general books in South Africa, specialising in South African history, politics and current affairs.

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‘Good luck with your murder …’ Read an excerpt from Amy Heydenrych’s twisty new thriller The Pact

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from The Pact, the new thriller by Amy Heydenrych.

What if a prank becomes murder? The Pact by Amy Heydenrych will keep you guessing

Amy Heydenrych’s new book The Pact is out in January 2020 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

New book alert! Rodney Trudgeon’s Concert Notes – A Selection of Favourite Orchestral Masterpieces

Rodney Trudgeon’s Concert Notes – A Selection of Favourite Orchestral Masterpieces is out in mid-January 2020 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

The Siberian Dilemma by Martin Cruz Smith – the breathtaking new Arkady Renko novel

The Siberian Dilemma by Martin Cruz Smith – from the revered author of crime classic Gorky Park comes the brilliant ninth novel featuring the iconic Arkady Renko!

Finding Chika – Mitch Albom (author of Tuesdays with Morrie) at his most poignant, powerful and personal

Finding Chika, Mitch Albom’s first work of non-fiction in 10 years, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Westwind – the classic lost thriller from Ian Rankin – a masterclass in cat-and-mouse espionage suspense

Westwind is a gripping, page-turning suspense masterclass – experience the brilliance of the iconic Ian Rankin!

Find Me – an intense and rewarding sequel to Andre Aciman’s bestselling novel Call Me by Your Name

Find Me – the sequel to Call Me By Your Name, André Aciman’s 2007 novel that became an Oscar-winning film – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

No Mercy – the brand new novel from the queen of crime and No. 1 bestseller Martina Cole

No more waiting, the new novel from the No. 1 bestselling phenomenon Martina Cole is here, and it’s pure Martina gold!

‘Duke Russell is not guilty of the unspeakable crimes for which he was convicted’ – Read an excerpt from John Grisham’s new legal thriller The Guardians

John Grisham has shared an excerpt from his new novel The Guardians – a classic legal thriller with a twist.

People Powered by Jono Bacon: Find out how you can boost your brand and grow your business through the power of community

New by international author and speaker Jono Bacon – People Powered: How Communities Can Supercharge Your Business, Brand, and Teams.

Join Grant Fowlds for the launch of Saving the Last Rhinos at Exclusive Books V&A Waterfront in Cape Town (10 Dec)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Saving the Last Rhinos: The Life of a Frontline Conservationist by Grant Fowlds and Graham Spence.

The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu – a funny and tender tribute to growing up and growing into ourselves

The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, the debut novel by Okechukwu Nzelu, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

The Guardians – John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller – with a twist

The Guardians, the new novel by John Grisham, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Unfollow – Megan Phelps-Roper’s memoir of growing up in the Westboro Baptist Church, the most hated family in America

Unfollow: A Journey from Hatred to Hope by Megan Phelps-Roper is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo – the instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller that Stephen King calls ‘impossible to put down’

Ninth House is the mesmerising adult debut from Leigh Bardugo – a tale of power, privilege, dark magic and murder set among the Ivy League elite.

The Night Fire – the brand new Ballard and Bosch thriller from Michael Connelly

Crime doesn’t come better than Michael Connelly! The Night Fire is the brand new blockbuster from the crime-thriller powerhouse.

The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfeld – a novel Margaret Atwood calls ‘heartbreaking, finger-gnawing, and yet ultimately hopeful’

From the highly praised author of The Child Finder and The Enchanted comes The Butterfly Girl, a riveting novel that ripples with truth, exploring the depths of love and sacrifice in the face of a past that cannot be left dead and buried.

New book alert! That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea by co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph

In the tradition of Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog comes the incredible untold story of how Netflix went from concept to company – all revealed by co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph.

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman – an extraordinary, magical, heartbreaking read

The World That We Knew, the new novel from Alice Hoffman, the bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Marriage of Opposites, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.