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Deon Meyer

Autor(a) de Thirteen Hours

37+ Works 4,411 Membros 235 Críticas 13 Favorited

About the Author

Inclui os nomes: Deon Meyer, Deon Meyer, Deon Meijer

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Obras por Deon Meyer

Thirteen Hours (2010) 597 exemplares
Devil's Peak (2004) 497 exemplares
Blood Safari (2007) 448 exemplares
Heart of the Hunter (2002) 349 exemplares
Dead at Daybreak (2000) 341 exemplares
Trackers (2010) 341 exemplares
Dead Before Dying (1999) 311 exemplares
Fever (2016) 282 exemplares
Seven Days (2020) 282 exemplares
Icarus (2015) 249 exemplares
Cobra (2013) 241 exemplares
The Woman in the Blue Cloak (2017) 168 exemplares
The Last Hunt (2018) 136 exemplares
The Dark Flood (2020) 93 exemplares
Karoonag en Ander Verhale (2009) 28 exemplares

Associated Works

Kort: de beste korte verhalen van 2016 (2017) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
De Beste Verhalen van 2017 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Meyer, Deon
Data de nascimento
País (no mapa)
South Africa
Local de nascimento
Paarl, Zuid-Afrika
Locais de residência
Klerksdorp, South Africa
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Melkbosstrand, South Africa
Loxton, South Africa
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Potchefstroom University
Prémios e menções honrosas
Le prix Mystère de la critique (2004)
Krimi Preis (2006)
Nominert til Sunday Times Literary Prize

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Deon Meyer was born in the South African town of Paarl in the winelands of the Western Cape in 1958, and grew up in Klerksdorp, in the gold mining region of Northwest Province.

After military duty and studying at the Potchefstroom University, he joined Die Volksblad, a daily newspaper in Bloemfontein as a reporter. Since then, he has worked as press liaison, advertising copywriter, creative director, web manager, Internet strategist, and brand consultant.

Deon wrote his first book when he was 14 years old, and bribed and blackmailed his two brothers into reading it. They were not impressed (hey, everybody is a critic ...)
Deon Meyer

Heeding their wisdom, he did not write fiction again until he was in his early thirties, when he started publishing short stories in South African magazines.

"I still believe that is the best way to learn the craft of writing. Short stories teach you a lot about story structure - and you have limited space to develop character and plot," says Deon.

In 1994 he published his first Afrikaans novel, which has not been translated, "simply because it was not good enough to compete on the international market. However, it was a wonderful learning experience". All later novels have been translated into several languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Finnish, Czech, Romanian, Slovakian and Bulgarian.

Deon lives in Melkbosstrand on the South African West Coast with his wife, Anita, and they have four children to keep them busy: Lida, Liam, Johan and Konstanz.

Other than his family, his big passions are motorcycling, music (he is a Mozart fanatic, but loves rock 'n roll too), reading, cooking and rugby (he unconditionally supports the national Springbok team and the Free State Cheetahs provincial team).



Excellent character development. The story was also fantastic and kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. I can tell this is a book I'm going to want to read again in a few years. It's that good. Meanwhile I've already got the next Meyer book in this series (Seven Days) on my reading to-do list.
davidgloer | 41 outras críticas | Feb 21, 2024 |
Synopsis: 'A famous English mathematician is kidnapped and his two bodyguards are killed at a guesthouse outside of Cape Town. 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 the city, a skilled thief is using his talents to put his sister through college. But he picks the wrong pocket and becomes the target of the Cobra. It's up to Captain Benny Griessel and his elite investigation team to find the pickpocket, solve the murder, and track down the Cobra before it's too late.' From the book cover
Review: Good story, interesting characters, and a fairly good ending. I do like the mixture of languages that come through in the dialogue.
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DrLed | 12 outras críticas | Feb 20, 2024 |
All crime fiction is grim but this was was sad on every front. Nevertheless, I kept turning pages because it was compelling and well-written.
mmcrawford | 23 outras críticas | Dec 5, 2023 |
Deon Meyer was recommended to me by a friend. Detective stories aren't my usual fare.
I loved how South African the book is, but the story was even better.

It features Mat Joubert from Murder and Robbery trying to get over the death of his wife while having to solve a (possible?) serial killer and a (possible? - going to leave you guessing) serial bank robber.
For me, this was unlike the typical CSI / Law and Order where you know within the first five minutes who the murderer is. But when the pieces started falling together, the story and the motive was revealed without having to read the last chapter.

Very well written.
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BluezReader | 8 outras críticas | Nov 12, 2023 |



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