Benny Griessel

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 231 ratings

Devil's Peak 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

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  • Book 2

    • Thirteen Hours

    • By: Deon Meyer
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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
    • brilliant plot and characters

    • By r on 22-07-11

    Regular price: £17.39

  • Book 3

    • 7 Days

    • By: Deon Meyer
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Nick on 11-01-19

    Regular price: £17.99

  • Book 4

    • Cobra

    • By: Deon Meyer
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    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
    • Loved it

    • By Mateia on 05-10-16

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 5

    • Icarus

    • Benny Griessel, Book 5
    • By: Deon Meyer
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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
    • Will Benna make it through the crisis?

    • By Mrs. J. A. Palfree on 19-09-15
    • Benny Griessel, Book 5
    • By: Deon Meyer
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 27-08-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 36 ratings

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 5.5

    • The Woman in the Blue Cloak

    • By: Deon Meyer
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Benny Griessel is a cop on a mission: he plans to ask Alexa Bernard to marry him. That means he needs to buy an engagement ring - and that means he needs a loan. So Benny has a lot on his mind when he is called to a top-priority murder case. A woman's body is discovered, naked and washed in bleach, draped on a wall beside a picturesque road above Cape Town. The identity of the victim is a mystery, as is the reason for her killing. 

    Regular price: £16.99