Thirteen Hours
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ISBN: 0802145450
EAN13: 9780802145451
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 6, 2011
Pages: 560
Dimensions: 1.6" H x 6.8" L x 4.2" W
Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound


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Deon Meyer is one of the unsung masters. Thirteen Hours proves he should be on everyone's reading list. This book is great --Michael Connelly

Winner of the 2011 Boeke Prize Fanatics Choice Award
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger Award
Finalist for the 2011 Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine's Barry Award for Best Thriller
Finalist for the Sunday Times (South Africa) Fiction Prize
One of Deadly Pleasures Best Books of the Year
One of the Deathly Dozen best books of the year by Margaret Cannon, Globe & Mail
One of January Magazine's best crime novels of 2010
Named the Most Thrilling Unputdownable Read of 2010 by
One of The Independent's 50 Best Summer Reads
Winner of the 2011 Barry Award for Best Thriller

Internationally acclaimed, prize-winning thriller writer Deon Meyer has been heralded as the King of South African Crime.

In Thirteen Hours, morning dawns in Cape Town, and for homicide detective Benny Griessel it promises to be a very trying day. A teenage girl's body has been found on the street, her throat cut. She was an American--a PR nightmare in the #1 tourist destination in South Africa. And she wasn't alone. Somewhere in Cape Town her friend, Rachel Read More chevron_right

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   Great Detective Novel
I decided to give this book a try after reading it thoroughly. The central figure in the Lemmer Series is a middle- aged detective. I think it's the first in the series. The book had a lead character that I could relate to, mystery and intrigue, believability, and the chance to learn more about a foreign land. I might get to know the lingo if I read more of Mr. Meyer's books. I found out that there is a dictionary in the back of the book, so I had to read it quickly. I want Harry Bosch to go to South Africa to help Benny out on a case.
   Thirteen Hours Filled With Suspense
A great storyline, good characters and on the edge of your seat suspense were what you could expect from Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer. My last Deon Meyer book will not be this one. Two American girls are on a tour of a foreign country. One was killed by cutting her throat. The other is present. Several men want to kill her too. It is a journey for her. The young girl must be found before it's too late. He is assigned to a case where a music executive has been murdered and is found dead on the floor of his home by his wife who is a suspect. Filled with twists and turns, lots of excitement. It will keep you reading for a long time. It was very enjoyable.
   Quite a book!
There is an excellent storyline. The characters are well written. They have so many characters because of the amount of storyline they are going on at once. Lots of activity. Nothing comes together until the end. I didn't know that South Africa has so many different ethnic groups. This is a learning experience for me.
   4.5 stars really
Half way through the book, I realized it was a very good story and very good writing, and I had never heard of this writer before. I bought three more books by this author before finishing Thirteen Hours. A detective in South Africa has to solve a case if another American girl is to be killed. She is being hunted by killers and they will not back down. There is no give in the case of the two people on it. Good writing and a good book. I made sure the books I bought were from the same author.
I was confused by the story. The cases are two. The case about the American girls was pretty good, but I had some trouble keeping the characters straight. I didn't know there was a glossary at the end of the book and I was reading it on my e- reader. I didn't hear much of the dialogue in Xhosa. The second story wasn't very well written. There was a lot of information about the music industry that I didn't want to read. The second book in the series, 7 days, was excellent and I decided to give it another chance.