Welcome to the official Website

of South African crime author Deon Meyer

All the books, the stories and photos behind the books, how to contact Deon, the frequently asked questions, events and singings.

And a biography. It's all here. Have fun!

The Books - in order of publication

The Last Hunt

  • First published in Afrikaans in 2018 as PROOI.
  • First English Publication: 2019
  • German title: Beute
  • French title: La Proie
  • Dutch title: Prooi
  • A Benny Griessel novel.
  • More about the book

The Woman in the Blue Cloak

  • First published in Afrikaans in 2017 as Die Vrou in die Blou Mantel.
  • First English Publication: 2017.
  • French title: N/A.
  • German title: Die Amerikanerin.
  • Dutch title: De vrouw in de blauwe mantel.
  • A Benny Griessel novella.
  • More about the book


  • First published in Afrikaans in 2016 as KOORS.
  • First English Publication: 2017
  • French title: L'Année du Lion
  • German title: Fever.
  • Dutch title: Koorts.
  • More about the book


  • First published in Afrikaans in 2015 as Ikarus.
  • First English Publication: 2016.
  • German title: Icarus.
  • French title: En Vrille.
  • Dutch title: Icarus.
  • A Benny Griessel novel.
  • More about the book


  • First published in Afrikaans in 2013 as Kobra.
  • First English Publication: 2014.
  • German title: Kobra.
  • French title: Kobra.
  • Dutch title: Kobra.
  • A Benny Griessel novel.
  • More about the book

7 Days

  • First published in Afrikaans in 2011 as 7 DAE.
  • First English Publication: 2012.
  • German title: Sieben Tage.
  • French title: 7 jours.
  • Dutch title: 7 Dagen.
  • A Benny Griessel novel.
  • More about the book


  • First published in Afrikaans in 2010 as SPOOR.
  • First English Publication: 2011.
  • German title: Rote Spur.
  • French title: Á la trace.
  • Dutch title: Spoor.
  • More about the book

Thirteen Hours

  • First published in Afrikaans in 2008 as 13 UUR.
  • First English Publication: 2010.
  • German title: 13 Stunden.
  • French title: 13 Heures.
  • Dutch title: 13 Uur.
  • A Benny Griessel novel.
  • More about the book

Blood Safari

  • First published in Afrikaans in 2007 as Onsigbaar.
  • First English Publication: 2009.
  • German title:Weißer Schatten.
  • French title: Lemmer L'Invisible.
  • Dutch title: Onzichtbaar.
  • More about the book

Devil's Peak

  • First published in Afrikaans in 2005 as Infanta.
  • First English Publication: 2007.
  • German title: Der Atem des Jagers.
  • French title: Le Pic Du Diable.
  • Dutch title: Duivelspiek.
  • A Benny Griessel novel.
  • More about the book

Heart of the Hunter

  • First published in Afrikaans in 2000 as Proteus.
  • First English Publication: 2003.
  • German title: Das Herz des Jägers..
  • French title: L'âme du chasseur.
  • Dutch title: Proteus.
  • More about the book

Dead at Daybreak

  • First published in Afrikaans in 1998 as Orion.
  • First English Publication: 2000.
  • German title: od im Morgengrauen.
  • French title: Les Soldats de L'aube.
  • Dutch title: Orion.
  • More about the book

Dead Before Dying

  • First published in Afrikaans in 1996 as Feniks.
  • First English Publication: 1999.
  • German title: Der traurige Polizist.
  • French title: Jusqu'au Dernier.
  • Dutch title: Feniks.
  • More about the book

The Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get my book signed?

The easiest way to get your book signed, it to attend an event. We have a regularly updated list of book events here. We're also experimenting with a service for signed copies of Afrikaans and English books with Stellenbosch Books. You can reach them at +27 (0)21 882 6754, or stellenboschbooks@gmail.com to place your order. Regretfully, other language translations are not available through this service.

Where can I buy Deon's books?

Please support your local bookstore - they can order a book in a flash. If you don't have access to a local bookstore, you can order traditional books or e-books from all Internet booksellers, including the appropriate Amazon on-line store for your country, or Apple's iBook store. In South Africa, please try Graffiti, The Book Lounge, Exclusive Books, Bargain Books, Takealot, or Loot. Audio books available from Audible, W.F. Howes, Apple Audiobooks and more.

Advice for writers?

The more you do it, the better you become. Nothing improves your writing more than just sitting down and doing it. And read, read, read. Explore the genre you plan to write in. Study and analyze what the really good authors are doing, and how they are doing it. Oh, and to quote thriller author Michael Ridpath: Have fun.

What does Deon read?

He reads everything - from J.M. Coetzee to William Gibson, Michael Connelly, Robert Harris, Ian Rankin, Lee Child, Stephen King, Michael Ridpath, John Sandford, George P. Pelecanos, Douglas Kennedy, Mark Bowden, Anthony Beevor, to name but a few ... And the great masters: John D. MacDonald, Ed McBain, John le Carré, Frederick Forsyth, Ted Allbeury, Robert B. Parker ... He can't get enough of Stephen Pinker, love biographies, history, science and travel writing. And he's a news junkie.

Will he write my story?

Deon says making up his own stories is too much fun. So thanks, but no, thanks.

Will he read my work?

Unfortunately, he gets so many similar requests that he simply does not have the time.

In what order should I read his books?

It is more fun to read them in the order they were written, but it's not essential.