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Meyer, Deon

Overview
Works: 168 works in 861 publications in 10 languages and 17,581 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PT6592.23.E94, 839.3636
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Deon Meyer
Publications by Deon Meyer
Most widely held works by Deon Meyer
Thirteen hours by Deon Meyer( Book )
66 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,912 libraries worldwide
After a teenage American tourist has her throat slit in Cape Town, detective Benny Griessel must find her friend, Rachel Anderson, before she meets the same fate; and when he's also put on the case of a murdered music executive, he realizes he must solve both crimes for Rachel to survive
Trackers by Deon Meyer( Book )
47 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,651 libraries worldwide
Freelance bodyguard Lemmer goes against his first rule--don't get involved--when a wealthy farmer asks for his help smuggling a pair of rare black rhinos out of Zimbabwe, where they're murdered for their horns. Before he knows it, he's in a small airplane, zipping across the border, an airsickness bag in his hand and a military grade shotgun at his feet. But trouble finds Lemmer on a deserted road in Zimbabwe that night
Blood safari by Deon Meyer( Book )
27 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,504 libraries worldwide
Emma Le Roux hires a personal security expert when her believed-dead brother is named as a suspect in the murders of five people, a situation that exposes her to political tensions, corruption, and life-threatening violence
Devil's peak : a novel by Deon Meyer( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,343 libraries worldwide
In the aftermath of a gruesome child abuse case that has caught the attention of the media, Inspector Benny Griessel struggles to maintain his sobriety in order to bring down a vigilante killer who has won the sympathy of the public
Seven days by Deon Meyer( Book )
47 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
A police officer is shot dead. The next day, one of his colleagues is as well. Then the South African police receive an email threatening an additional cop killed each day until a cold case is solved
Dead at daybreak : a novel by Deon Meyer( Book )
40 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,245 libraries worldwide
Investigating the unusual murder of an antiques dealer, former police officer Zed van Heerden struggles to overcome past demons and the uncertain loyalties of people affiliated with the case in order to identify the killer
Heart of the hunter : a novel by Deon Meyer( Book )
41 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,235 libraries worldwide
Asked to deliver a ransom demand to a friend's kidnappers, former government agent Thobela Mpayipheli becomes increasingly suspicious when the ransom, a computer disk, is targeted by the government, the police, and more sinister factions in his South African home
Dead before dying : a novel by Deon Meyer( Book )
36 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,211 libraries worldwide
Mat Joubert has lost everything: his wife, his hope and his future. Then a series of murders throws the residents of Cape Town into panic. As the killer works down some unseen hitlist, it becomes clear that while Mat is struggling to start anew, the only thing the killer wants is revenge
Cobra by Deon Meyer( Book )
50 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,148 libraries worldwide
"At a guest house in the beautiful Franschhoek wine valley, a famous English mathematician is kidnapped and his two bodyguards are killed. It's clearly a professional hit, and the spent shell cases offer a chilling clue: Each is engraved with the head of a spitting cobra. Meanwhile, in Cape Town, a skilled young thief is using his talents to put his sister through college. Then one day he picks the wrong pocket, grabbing the wallet of a young American woman visiting South Africa to deliver some very valuable and dangerous information. Before the day is done, five more are dead thanks to the Cobra, the sister is kidnapped, and the thief is on the run. With the help of his colleagues in the Hawks, South Africa's top police unit, Captain Benny Griessel attempts to identify and find the missing man, save the girl, and track down the Cobra. And then the intelligence services step in, ordering his team to turn over the investigation. Powerful people are involved, possibly the CIA. But the Hawks aren't going to let it go, aren't going to let corruption rot the new South Africa, and aren't going to let the Cobra get away with murder" --
Icarus by Deon Meyer( Book )
31 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
A week before Christmas, a young photographer discovers a plastic-wrapped corpse amidst the sand dunes north of Cape Town. It doesn't take long for the police to identify the body as that of Ernst Richter--the tech whiz founder of Alibi, an Internet service that provides unfaithful partners with sophisticated cover stories to hide their affairs. Assigned to the case is lead detective Benny Griessel--but unfortunately, his two years of sobriety have been undone by a tragedy involving a former colleague. He is determined to quit the force, but the take-no-sass Major Mbali Kaleni, now his boss, wants Griessel on the case. The murder has already been the subject of fierce media speculation, with questions swirling about the potential for motive: could the perpetrator be one of the countless jilted spouses? An aggrieved client? Before the week is out, it becomes clear that the motive was something bigger than an affair, and as the pool of suspects widens, Griessel must either quit drinking and close the case, or risk losing everythin he loves.--Adapted from book jacket
Thirteen hours by Deon Meyer( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
Detective Benny Griessel has trodden on too many toes ever to reach the top of the promotion ladder, and now he concentrates on staying sober and mentoring young crime fighters. But when an American backpacker disappears in Cape Town, Benny has just thirteen hours to save the girl, save his career, and crack open a conspiracy which threatens the whole country
Blood safari by Deon Meyer( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
Emma Le Roux sees her brother on the television news, although he is supposed to be dead. When she tries to find out more, she is attacked, so she hires Lemmer, a personal security expert, and sets out in search of the truth. As Lemmer and Emma search for answers, they encounter racial and political tensions, greed, corruption, and violence unlike anything they have ever known
Devil's peak : a novel by Deon Meyer( file )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 328 libraries worldwide
A young woman makes a terrible confession to a priest. An honorable man takes his own revenge for an unspeakable tragedy. An aging inspector tries to get himself sober while taking on the most difficult case of his career. From this beginning, Deon Meyer weaves a story of astonishing complexity and suspense, as Inspector Benny Griessel faces off against a dangerous vigilante who has everything on his side, including public sympathy
Trackers by Deon Meyer( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Since making South Africa his home, Lemmer has been able to put a lid on his fiery temper while putting a life of crime behind him. But his past skills come back when a wealthy farmer asks Lemmer to help in saving two rare black rhinos from a certain death in Zimbabwe. Soon Lemmer finds himself on a plane heading for the border with regret quickly making its presence known
Onzichtbaar by Deon Meyer( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Dutch and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Een rijke Zuid-Afrikaanse vrouw is vastbesloten haar twintig jaar geleden verdwenen broer te vinden. Als zij wordt overvallen, huurt zij een bodyguard in
Cobra : a novel by Deon Meyer( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 135 libraries worldwide
A famous mathematician is kidnapped and his bodyguards killed. It's a professional job, as the spent shell casings are engraved with the head of a cobra. Meanwhile, a skilled young thief picks the pocket of someone who was delivering valuable and dangerous information. Before the day is over, five more people are killed by Cobra, the thief's sister is kidnapped, and he is on the run. Captain Benny Griessel and the Hawks attempt to identify the missing man, save the sister, and track down Cobra
Dead at daybreak by Deon Meyer( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
A South African antiques dealer is murdered with a single bullet from an M16 assault rifle. The contents of his safe are missing, and the only clues are a scrap of blank paper and the unusual weapon used--a gun that's generally the choice of mercenaries, not burglars. Now ex-cop Zed van Heerden has seven days to fill in the blanks in this dead man's past. A past that appears only to start in 1983
Heart of the hunter by Deon Meyer( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Thobela Mpayipheli has settled into a sedate but rewarding life with the woman he loves. He works as a gofer at a South African motorcycle shop and readies his partner's young son for life on a farm--until an ex-boss asks him to perform a dangerous favor. His Xhosa warrior's heart racing, Thobela soon finds himself driving hard toward Nigeria with a hard drive full of secrets the unified government wishes to file away for good
Dead before dying by Deon Meyer( file )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Three men who have nothing in common are found murdered in Cape Town, and the string of vicious killings pushes the city toward panic. Captain Mat Joubert is left scrambling for answers in a case that might be his last chance to prove that his life's slow spiral will not pull him under
Icarus by Deon Meyer( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
A week before Christmas, a young photographer discovers a plastic-wrapped corpse amidst the sand dunes north of Cape Town. The only thing found on the corpse is a dead iPhone, but it doesnt take long for the police to identify the body as that of Ernst Richter, the tech whiz behind MyAlibi, an internet service that provides unfaithful partners with sophisticated cover stories to hide an affair. Meanwhile, Benny Griessel is called to the scene of a multiple homicide involving a former colleague, and four years of sobriety are undone on the spot. He emerges from his drunken haze determined to quit the force, but the indomitable Major Mbali Kaleni, now his boss, wants Griessel on the Richter case. The high-profile murder has already been the subject of fierce media speculation, with questions swirling about the potential for motive: could the perpetrator be one of the countless jilted spouses? An aggrieved client?
 
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Alternative Names
Deon Meyer giornalista e scrittore sudafricano
Deon Meyer sørafrikansk skribent
Deon Meyer South African Crime/Thriller Author
Deon Meyer südafrikanischer Schriftsteller
Deon Meyer sydafrikansk författare
Deon Meyer sydafrikansk skribent
Deon Meyer Zuid-Afrikaans schrijver
Meyer, Deʾon 1958-
Мейер, Деон
מאייר, דאון
מאיר, דאון
메이어, 디온 1958-
デオン・マイヤー
マイヤー, デオン
メイヤー, デオン
Languages
English (322)
Afrikaans (47)
German (38)
Dutch (30)
Swedish (22)
French (20)
Polish (5)
Italian (2)
Hebrew (2)
Russian (1)
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