Latest Book

Cobra

Coming on 31 July 2014

‘Relentlessly suspenseful, topical, hard-hitting and richly rewarding, COBRA is a superb novel from an author who is acclaimed around the world as a brilliant voice in crime fiction.’ – Tangled Web

Benny Griessel is back soon - in a brand new thriller.

And this time he, with the help of his Hawks colleagues Mbali Kaleni and Vaughn Cupido, has to take on a ruthless assassin, the top brass of the police, Britain's MI6, South Africa's own State Security Agency - and the temptations of the bottle.

In the beautiful Franschhoek wine valley, at an exclusive guest house, three bodies are found, each with a very professional bullet through the head. A fourth guest is missing. And he just might be a very, very important man in the fight against terrorism. And organised crime …

  • 7 Days is Deon's last published novel in English. The paperback has just been released.
Cobra
  • How can I get my book signed?

    There are two options:

    Attend a signing, or order a signed copy from Off the Shelf, the popular bookshop in Durbanville.

    Where can I buy Deon's books?

    From all the usual Internet book dealers (like Apple's iBook store, Amazon or the Afrikaans books at Kalahari).
  • Advice for writers

    The more you do it, the better you become. There is nothing that improves your writing more than just sitting down and doing it.

    And read, read, read. See what is happening in 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 my friend Michael Ridpath: Have fun.

  • What does Deon read?

    I read everything - from J.M. Coetzee to William Gibson, Michael Connelly, Robert Harris, Ian Rankin, Lee Child, Michael Ridpath, John Sandford, George P. Pelecanos, Douglas Kennedy, Mark Bowden, Anthony Beavor, to name but a few ...

    And the great masters: John D. MacDonald, Ed McBain, John le Carré, Frederick Forsyth, Ted Allbeury, Robert B. Parker ...

    I can't get enough of Stephen Pinker, love biographies, history, science and travel writing. And I'm a news junky.

  • 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 can't.

    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.

Explore the world of the books

Want to see what the settings of the books look like? Deon took these photos and videos while researching:

12 Desktop Wallpapers

After posting some of his photographs on Twitter and Facebook, Deon received numerous requests from readers to download the pix for use as desktop wallpapers.

He promised to make them available, so here they are.

The photographs were taken in and around Loxton in the Upper Karoo region of South Africa, where Deon has a weekend retreat (and his character Lemmer has a home), as well as Stellenbosch, and Cape Town. (If you want to know more about Loxton, visit the town's page.)

We will be updating the page regularly with new photos ...