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Secondary Texts

“African Crime Fiction Project.” Indiana University Bloomington. Indiana U Bloomington. 2011. Web.
Andersson, Muff. “Watching the Detectives.” Social Dynamics 30.2 (2004): 141–53.

Davis, Geoffrey V. “Political Loyalties and the Intricacies of the Criminal Mind: The Detective Fiction of Wessel Ebersohn.” Postcolonial Postmortems. Ed. Christine Matzke and Susanne Mühleisen. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006. 181–99.

Drawe, Claudia. “Cape Town, City of Crime in South African Fiction.” Current Writing 25.2 (2013): 186–95.
Friedland, Susan. South African Detective Stories in English and Afrikaans from 1951–1971: A Bibliography. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand UP, 1972.
Green, Michael Murray. “Fiction as a Historicizing Form: Uses of History in Modern South African Fiction.” Thesis, U of York, 1992.
[Keywords: Detective fiction; with Wessel Ebersohn]
-------. Novel Histories: Past, Present and Future in South African Fiction. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 1997.
[Keywords: Peter Abrahams; detective fiction]
-------. “The Detective as Historian: A Case for Wessel Ebersohn.” Current Writing 6 (1994): 93–112.
Hausladen, Gary J. Places for Dead Bodies. Austin, Tex.: U of Texas P, 2000.
[Keyword: James McClure’s The Song Dog; detective and mystery stories; crime novels]
Hubin, Allan J. Crime Fiction IV: A Comprehensive Bibliography 1749–2000. Oakland: Locus Press, 2008. Web.
Le Roux, Elizabeth. “South African Crime and Detective Fiction in English: A Publishing History and Bibliography.” Current Writing 25.2 (2013): 136–52.

Le Roux, Elizabeth, and Samantha Buitendach. “The Production and Reception of Deon Meyer’s works: An Evaluation of the Factors Contributing to Bestseller Status.” Scrutiny2: Issues in English Studies in Southern Africa 19 (2014): 18–34.
Lieven, Michael. “Contested Empire: Bertram Mitford and the Imperial Adventure Story.” Paradigm 25 (1998). Web.
Lockwood, Bert Jr.  “A Study in Black and White: The South Africa of James McClure.” Human Rights Quarterly 5 (1983): 440–66.
Matzke, Christine., and Susanne Mühleisen, eds. Postcolonial Postmortems: Crime Fiction from a Transcultural Perspective. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006.
Miller, Anita. Afrikaanse Speurverhale Uitgegee tot die Einde van 1950. Johannesburg: Wits UP, 1967.
Monsman, Gerald. “The Early Empire Fiction of Ernest Glanville.” English Literature in Transition 54.3 (2011): 315–36.
Naidu, Sam. “Crime Fiction, South Africa: A Critical Introduction.” Current Writing 25 (2013): 124–35.
Oed, Anja, and Christine Matzke, ed. Life is a Thriller: Investigating African Crime Fiction: Selected Papers from the 9th International Janheinz Jahn Symposium, Mainz 2008. Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2012.
[Keywords: Deon Meyer; Angela Makholwa; Meshack Masondo; crime fiction]
Peck, Richard. “The Mystery of McClure’s Trekkersburg Mysteries: Text and Non-Reception in South Africa.” English in Africa 22.1 (1995): 48–71.
Primorac, Ranka. “Dialogues across Boundaries in Two Southern African Thrillers.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature 46.1 (2011): 157–72.
Rautenbach, Anneke. “Crime fiction in South Africa: The History, the Hype and the ‘Genre Snob’ Debate.” LitNet. LitNet. 4 Apr. 2013. Web.
Schleh, Eugene, ed. Mysteries of Africa. Ohio: Bowling Green UP, 1991.
Schonfeld, Petro. Tebogo on the Prowl: a Study of Omoseye Bolaji's Series of Books Based on Private Sleuth, Tebogo Mokoena. Ladybrand: Phoenix Press, [2006].
[Keywords: Omoseye Bolaji; Tebogo Investigates; Tebogo's Spot of Bother; Tebogo Fails; Ask Tebogo; detective fiction]
Spehner, Norbert. Crime Scene: Africa: A Checklist of Crime, Detective, Mystery, Spy and Adventure Stories. Longueuil: N.p., 2012. Web.  
Stoffberg, Linda. “Wessel Ebersohn's Use of the Tradition of Crime Fiction in the Context of Late-Apartheid South Africa.” Thesis, U of Natal, 1995.
[Keywords: Wessel Ebersohn; Store Up the Anger; A Lonely Place to Die; Divide the Night; Closed Circle; detective fiction as literary genre]
Thurman, Chris. “Crime Lit in South Africa: A New Phenomenon.” Media Club South Africa. Media Club South Africa. 16 Jan. 2013. Web.
Titlestad, Michael., & Ashlee Polatinsky. “Turning to Crime: Mike Nicol’s The Ibis Tapestry and Payback.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 45 (2010): 259–73.
Torres, Agustín Reyes. “Deon Meyer’s Dead before Dying: Voices and Representation of the New South Africa.” ES: Revista de filología inglesa 33 (2012): 271–84.
Warnes, Christopher. “Writing Crime in the New South Africa: Negotiating Threat in the Novels of Deon Meyer and Margie Orford.” Journal of Southern African Studies 38 (2012): 981–91.
Wessels, Andries. “Problematising the Ethical: Deon Meyer’s Infanta as Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction.” Tydskrif vir Letterkunde 44.2 (2007): 104–18.
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