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Wessel Ebersohn

Wessel Ebersohn is an internationally published South African novelist and thriller author. He is well known for his thrillers, written and set during the South African apartheid years, which portrayed the nature of the society and the people who drove the policy while showing the people who hated it, both those on the inside who lived with their struggles of conscience, and those on the outside who fought it with their very lives.

Latest Books

The latest books published by author, Wessel Ebersohn
Enslin Kruger is a dying man, but he is the top prisoner in C-Max prison, and must name his successor. This means blood.
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When Abigail Bukula, a young lawyer in the South African Justice Department, learns that the secret son of her aunt, who died in a massacre years ago, has been arrested by the Zimbabwean government, she races to his aid.
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The teenage love affair of Chris and Ruthie takes place against the turbulent political backdrop of South Africa in the 1970s
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What people have to say about Wessel Ebersohn's books
I’ve said before that I’m not a wild fan of local crime fiction. But Wessel Ebersohn was the writer who converted me, so it’s highly appropriate that I’m reviewing his latest offering.
Tiffany Markman

Tiffany Markman


Looser and more engaging than Abigail’s debut (The October Killings, 2011, etc.), but just as committed in its anatomy of the unending legacy of apartheid.
Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Reviews


Ebersohn excels at depicting the treacherous politics of an unstable country, one in which the search for justice is always fraught.
Joanne Wilkinson

Joanne Wilkinson

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News & Opinion Pieces From Wessel Ebersohn

South Africa, political correctness and the thriller

Probably because South Africa is still a new democracy, and yes, twenty-three years makes us still new, political correctness stalks […]

Getting to the core of the South African government

All of my Yudel Gordon novels take place at least partly in government offices, the early ones in offices of […]

Landscape and the thriller

South Africa has landscapes of every type. For a medium sized country the variety of settings for a novel is […]

The creation of Yudel Gordon

All but one of my thrillers have Yudel Gordon as the central character. Down the years, many people have asked […]