Deon Meyer’s Dead at Daybreak
South African ex-cop Zatopek (Zet) van Heerden would be a likely candidate for my Moody Sleuth list… but I was late to realize that Meyer’s protagonists aren’t always series characters, though they often turn up in later books as secondary characters. Police captain Mat Joubert, who also appears in this book, is apparently the lead investigator in Meyer’s Dead Before Dying.
Dead at Daybreak is a good read, but more of a thriller with a mystery component than my usual. That’s not to say I won’t read more… I’ve since learned that Meyer is up to number three in a series featuring Benny Griessel and has another two featuring Thobela ‘Tiny’ Mpayipheli, who helps out Van Heerden in Dead at Daybreak.
(Thanks to Wiki Commons for Namaqualand Flower Route photo by Plastic Ostrich) #DeonMeyer #VanHeerden