Alexander McCall Smith | ‘You have to know the places you’re writing about’


Just over twenty years ago he published his first story on that famous Ladies’Detective Agency. Now volume 21 is on its way. The series have brought success to the writer. He now has retired from the medical profession, but he has not retired from writing.  In this article Alexander McCall Smith will tell you more.  … Continue reading Alexander McCall Smith | ‘You have to know the places you’re writing about’

review of COBRA


As far as I know books by Deon Meyer are not just books about a police corps and a criminal. There are lines to the political scene, the banking scene, the tech scene, the scene where alcohol flows freely. The story of COBRA starts at the famous Franschhoek in South Africa. This is apart of … Continue reading review of COBRA

review of 7 DAYS


Who was Hanneke Sloet? She was a corporate lawyer in South Africa. She was murdered in her own apartment. But who was she? With whom did she have contacts, at her work, outside her work? The case has been closed without finding the murderer. But the situation changes very rapidly when an unknown sniper decides … Continue reading review of 7 DAYS

Review of BROKEN MONSTERS


Imagine a large wooden table. On it are a few hundred pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are scattered on the surface of the table. Some are placed upside down, other downside up. One way or the other there should be a connection between all these pieces. All of a sudden a hand with … Continue reading Review of BROKEN MONSTERS

african prose is more versatile


She is a bit the odd-girl-out in the world of crime-writing. This area of writing is dominated by men. But Hawa Jande from Liberia is not to be underestimated. She has written a crimestory as her debut, and she feels at home in this genre. Here you find an interview with her.