Richard Kunzmann published his first police procedural in the UK at the tender age of 26, and Bloody Harvests was short-listed for the Crime Writers Association’s lucrative J.C.W. Creasy Award for Best New Novel, in 2005. Publication of Bloody Harvests and his second thriller, Salamander Cotton , quickly followed in all English language territories.

The Washington Post has described his writing as ‘recalling No Country for Old Men and other Cormac McCarthy novels that focus a literary sensibility on bloodcurdling events’, while the Sunday Times hailed him as ‘an impressive new talent in the thriller genre’. The Cape Times says of his latest book, Dead-End Road , ‘It stands head and shoulders among the many crime novels we are confronted with’.

Richard’s police procedurals explore a contemporary South Africa, a society that’s been ravaged by the past policies of the apartheid state and the rapid changes over the last decade brought on by democracy. Rampant crime and an under-resourced police force provide the backdrop for the critically praised Harry Mason and Jacob Tshabalala series.

He is currently working on a new series of psychological thrillers, or political thrillers, depending on your perspective set on the eve of South Africa’s young democracy.


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