Irna van Zyl’s highly anticipated third crime novel Blood Stone is now available in English, Afrikaans and as an audiobook
More about the book!
Penguin Random House SA is proud to present Irna van Zyl’s third crime novel, Blood Stone, also available in Afrikaans as Bloedsteen!
You can also listen to the Bloedsteen audiobook, narrated by beloved Afrikaans actor Chris van Niekerk.
About the book
All hell breaks loose when Detective Storm van der Merwe’s mom is pushed under a train at Paddington Station. Storm must rush to London, even though she’s in the middle of a murder investigation: leading South African fashion designer Beebee Bukelwa Babu was found dead in a luxury Hermanus hotel.
Drumming up a team to investigate Beebee’s death is proving difficult in a town crippled by protest action and in the grip of a menacing charismatic prophet firing up crowds to hysteria. Storm soon realises that her mom was a deliberate target. And she is one too.
Meanwhile, Storm’s former colleague, the bumbling Andreas Moerdyk, now a PI, is doing his best to locate a missing and very valuable red diamond.
From the murky streets of London to the diamond bourse in Antwerp, from secluded Port Nolloth to Storm’s beloved Hermanus, Irna van Zyl’s third crime novel unfolds at a heart-stopping pace.
About the author
Irna van Zyl is an award-winning journalist, magazine editor and media entrepreneur who now writes full time. She also reviews restaurants for her column ‘The Accidental Foodie’ and is involved in conservation work at Pearly Beach.
Van Zyl made her writing debut in 1995 with a collection of short stories. She lives in Cape Town with her partner, two dogs and a cat. Her first novel, Dead in the Water/Moordvis was published in 2016. Her second novel, Death Cup/Gifbeker, was published in 2018.