Benny Griessel

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 830 ratings

Devil's Peak Publisher's Summary

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.

A gruesome abuse case has hit the newsstands, and one man has taken it upon himself to stand up for the children of Cape Town. When the accused is found stabbed through the heart by spear, it's only the beginning of a string of bloody murders - and of a dangerous dilemma for detective Griessel. The detective is always just one step behind as someone slays the city's killers.

But the paths of Griessel and the avenger collide when a young prostitute lures them both into a dangerous plan - and the two find themselves with a heart-stopping problem that no system of justice could ever make right.

©2008 Deon Meyer (P)2012 HighBridge Company
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  • Book 1

    • Devil's Peak

    • By: Deon Meyer
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By cristina on 11-02-15

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 2

    • Thirteen Hours

    • By: Deon Meyer, K. L. Seegers (translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    Some would call Detective Benny Griessel a legend. Others would call him a drunk. He has trodden on too many toes over the years ever to reach the top of the promotion ladder, and now he concentrates on staying sober and mentoring the new generation of crime fighters: mixed race, Xhosa, and Zulu. But when an American backpacker disappears in Capetown, panicked politicians know who to call....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A window into urban Africa

    • By Dennis on 10-22-11

    Regular price: $23.28

    • Thirteen Hours

    • By: Deon Meyer
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    They killed her best friend. Now they are chasing Rachel Anderson through the streets of Cape Town. The young tourist doesn’t trust anyone - except her father, back in America. When he puts pressure on the politicians, they know that they must find Rachel before the killers do. So Benny Griessel - detective, maverick and father - has just 13 hours to crack a conspiracy which threatens the whole country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating

    • By Lia on 01-10-12

    Regular price: $17.96

  • Book 3

    • Seven Days

    • By: Deon Meyer, K. L. Seegers (translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    In Thirteen Hours, homicide detective Bennie Griessel struggled to solve the murder of an American girl, find her missing friend, and avoid drinking again. In Seven Days, Griessel is given another nearly impossible task. Two police officers have been shot, and the department has received an email from the shooter alleging a cover-up in a cold case. He threatens more violence until the case is solved. The case in question is the murder of Hanneke Sloet, an ambitious lawyer stabbed to death in her apartment. There's no apparent motive and no leads, just a set of nude photographs and an ex-boyfriend with a rock-solid alibi.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding novel and great narrator!

    • By Karita dos Santos on 10-10-12

    Regular price: $22.02

    • 7 Days

    • By: Deon Meyer
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    I'll shoot a policeman every day until you arrest the murderer of Hanneke Sloet. Shortly after the South African Police Services receive this threatening email, a policeman is shot by a sniper and recovering alcoholic Benny Griessel is ordered to reopen the Sloet case. Hanneke Sloet was a sensual and ambitious lawyer. At the time of her murder she was working on one of the biggest Black Empowerment deals in South African history. She was found dead in her luxury Cape Town apartment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deon Meyer at his best

    • By Cheryl on 12-03-12

    Regular price: $18.58

  • Book 4

    • Cobra

    • By: Deon Meyer
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    At a guest house in the beautiful Franschhoek wine valley, a famous English mathematician is kidnapped and his two bodyguards killed. It’s clearly a professional job, and the spent shell casings 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. One day he picks the wrong pocket, grabbing the wallet of a young American woman who was delivering valuable and dangerous information.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't pause the book

    • By Bobbie on 10-11-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Cobra

    • By: Deon Meyer
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Why would a mathematics professor from Cambridge University, renting a holiday home outside Cape Town, require a false identity and three bodyguards? And where is he, now that they are dead? The only clue to the bodyguards' murder is the snake engraved on the shell casings of the bullets that killed them. Investigating the massacre, Benny Griessel and his team find themselves being drawn into an international conspiracy with shocking implications.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How good is Deon Meyer

    • By chris on 08-06-14

    Regular price: $26.19

  • Book 5

    • Icarus

    • Benny Griessel, Book 5
    • By: Deon Meyer
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    A gripping new Benny Griessel thriller from one of the world's finest crime writers. When Captain Benny Griessel is called in to investigate a multiple homicide, it pushes him close to his breaking point. A former friend and detective colleague has shot his wife and two daughters then killed himself. Benny wants out - out of his job, his home, and his relationship with his singer girlfriend, Alexa. He moves into a hotel and starts drinking again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping storyline, excellently narrated

    • By Tarryn on 04-23-17
    • Benny Griessel, Book 5
    • By: Deon Meyer
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 08-27-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Icarus

    • By: Deon Meyer
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    A week before Christmas, a young photographer discovers a plastic-wrapped corpse amid the sand dunes north of Cape Town. The only thing found on the corpse is a dead iPhone, but it doesn't 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 affairs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't miss this series

    • By cristina on 12-28-15

    Regular price: $27.99