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The Woman in the Blue Cloak (Benny Griessel Mysteries Book 6) by [Deon Meyer]

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Praise for The Woman in the Blue Cloak:

“Is it O.K. to call a murder mystery ‘lovely’? That’s the word that comes to mind for The Woman in the Blue Cloak, a short but quite beautifully told story about two women by the South African author Deon Meyer . . . Quietly moving.”―Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

“Distinctive . . . Features the veteran team of Capt. Benny Griessel and his partner, Capt. Vaughn Cupido . . . Time is of the essence in this short, swift book. But Mr. Meyer doesn’t fail to evoke the subtle and often appealing qualities of his characters and their surroundings. The Woman in the Blue Cloak projects an almost palpable aura.”―Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

“A priceless work of art is at the heart of Meyer’s latest thriller . . . This novella-length tale is a worth addition to the Benny Griessel series.”Booklist

“Anything Deon Meyer writes is welcome, especially if it features his fantastic South African detective Benny Griessel . . . [The Woman in the Blue Cloak] leaves us wanting more. Anyone who has yet to discover Meyer―who writes in Afrikaans―or his wonderfully rounded and very human hero is in for a treat . . . Meyer is one of the best crime writers on the planet.”Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine

“Enjoyable . . . Strong characterizations.”Publishers Weekly

Praise for the Benny Griessel Series:

“Mr. Meyer, the leading thriller writer in his native country, traffics in crime-novel situations familiar the world over: drunken cops, charming robbers, dangerous murderers, sudden violence―and sometimes, issues of race. Mr. Meyer’s South Africa, however, is unique. His books, translated from Afrikaans, are usually set in the Cape Town region, where mountains spectacularly meet the sea on the Horn of Africa. Amid these vistas his detective confronts his own―and his country’s―tortured past and the legacy of Apartheid.”Wall Street Journal, on Cobra

“Meyer . . . vividly depicts the story of South Africa in his novels, from the hope and turmoil of the fall of apartheid to the corrupt and desperate aspects of present-day Cape Town . . . Meyer’s novels have an insistent forward motion, and the ones featuring Captain Griessel in particular have a pleasing relentlessness.”Los Angeles Review of Books, on Cobra

“A serious writer who richly deserves the international reputation he has built.”―Washington Post, on Cobra

“Deon Meyer’s name on the cover is a guarantee of crime writing at its best.”―Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Playing with Fire, on Icarus

“Deon Meyer’s South Africa is laid bare in Icarus; it is as glittering and hard as the diamonds his country is famous for . . . Meyer utilizes the crime fiction genre as an apparatus to create a multifaceted, unsparing picture of his country.”Independent, on Icarus

“South African author Deon Meyer’s Benny Griessel series is one of the high points of contemporary crime fiction, and the fifth title, Icarus, is his best yet . . . [An] expertly engineered tale of sex, lies, and fraud.”Guardian (Best Recent Crime Fiction Novels), on Icarus

“Deon Meyer continues his string of superb, tightly constructed timeline thrillers. Coming on the heels of the breath-holding Thirteen Hours, Seven Days takes us into the heart of a major police hunt for a killer targeting policemen as he demands the investigation of a seemingly unsolvable cold case.”Globe & Mail, on Seven Days

Thirteen Hours has breathtaking suspense, psychological understanding, and one of the most inspiring detectives ever. Deon Meyer deserves his international reputation.”―Thomas Perry, author of The Burglar, on Thirteen Hours

“Unputdownably brilliant.”Mail & Guardian (South Africa), on Thirteen Hours

“A smashing story. Imposing a strict time limit and a tight location on his plot, [Meyer] ramps up the suspense to an unbearable degree. Best of all, his sharply drawn characters really feel part of the new South Africa, where loyalties and beliefs must always be questioned.”Financial Times, on Thirteen Hours

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Deon Meyer retired from his day job as a consultant on brand strategy for BMW Motorrad tobe a full-time author. His books have attracted worldwide critical acclaim and a growing international fanbase. He lives in Durbanville in South Africa with his wife and children.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07NP63PYV
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Atlantic Monthly Press (May 7, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 7, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5476 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 140 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Deon Meyer is a South African crime fiction author and screenwriter.

A former journalist, advertising copywriter, Internet manager and brand strategist, Deon has published thirteen novels and two short story collections. His books have been published in 28 languages in more than 40 countries world-wide.

He has also written several series for television, and four screenplays for feature films. Deon has also produced and directed movies in his native Afrikaans.

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, 2019), the M-Net Award for Most Filmic Novel (2009, 2012), and the Barry Award for Best Thriller in the USA (2010).

Deon was born in Paarl in 1958 and matriculated in Klerksdorp in 1976. He studied at the Universities of Northwest, Free State and Stellenbosch, and holds a Masters’ Degree in Creative Writing.

He lives in Stellenbosch with his wife Marianne, and is passionate about South Africa, Mozart, mountain biking, cooking, photography, and Free State Cheetahs and Springbok rugby.

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