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Deon Meyer’s much-loved detective Benny Griessel returns in The Woman in the Blue Cloak!

The Woman in the Blue Cloak is a brilliant novella that will thrill and entertain fans of Deon Meyer’s much-loved detective Benny Griessel.

Benny Griessel is a cop on a mission: he plans to ask Alexa Bernard to marry him. That means he needs to buy an engagement ring – and that means he needs a loan.

So Benny has a lot on his mind when he is called to a top-priority murder case. A woman’s body is discovered, naked and washed in bleach, draped on a wall beside a picturesque road above Cape Town. The identity of the victim is a mystery, as is the reason for her killing.

Gradually, Benny and his colleague Vaughn Cupido begin to work out the roots of the story, which reach as far away as England and Holland, and as far back as the seventeenth century …

About the author

Deon Meyer has published 13 novels and two short story collections. His books have been published in more than 40 countries and translated into 27 languages worldwide. His novel Dead Before Dying was turned into the international TV series Cape Town.

Accolades for his books include Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policière (2003) and Le prix Mystère de la critique (2004) from France, the Deutsche Krimi Preis (2006, 2009), the Swedish Martin Beck Award (2010), the ATKV Prose Prize (2000, 2003, and 2004), the ATKV Suspense Fiction Prize (2008, 2009, 2011, 2014), the M-Net Award for Most Filmic Novel (2009, 2012), and the Barry Award for Best Thriller in the USA (2010).

Book launches

Cape Town | Exclusive Books V&A Waterfront | Thursday, 8 November | 18:00
Johannesburg | Exclusive Books Hyde Park | Thursday, 15 November | 18:00

Categories Fiction South Africa

Tags Deon Meyer Jonathan Ball Publishers New Books New Releases The Woman in the Blue Cloak


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