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DIVINE JUSTICE

“Staccato prose moves the action along at machine-gun pace reminiscent of classic hard-boiled mysteries. [….] fans of George V Higgens and James Ellroy are sure to have a blast.”
Publishers Weekly

“The tension ratchets up with each page and the plot unspools towards its rousing, raucous and stunning conclusion!”
The Mysterious Book Report

“A no-nonsense thriller, with an intoxicating and smart protagonist in Rae Valentine. Be sure to find a comfortable spot before opening the book because once you’re taken on the ride it is hard to get off.”
David Swinson, author of The Second Girl and Trigger

Joanne Hichens

Joanne Hichens reflects on the lighter side of life with wicked humour, but just as fearlessly exposes the dark side. As a child, books were her refuge, particularly those where good and evil fought it out till justice was served and the world was once more aligned. As a writer, whether of crime fiction or memoir, she explores, and delights in, this fragile equilibrium. 

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Joanne Hichens

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Joanne Hichens loves the lighter side of life, but fearlessly unpacks the dark side, whether in crime fiction or memoir. As a child, the library was her refuge, where she learned of good and evil, and justice was done, so no wonder books are her business.

DIVINE JUSTICE

“Staccato prose moves the action along at machine-gun pace reminiscent of classic hard-boiled mysteries. [….] fans of George V Higgens and James Ellroy are sure to have a blast.”
Publishers Weekly

“The tension ratchets up with each page and the plot unspools towards its rousing, raucous and stunning conclusion!”
The Mysterious Book Report

“A no-nonsense thriller, with an intoxicating and smart protagonist in Rae Valentine. Be sure to find a comfortable spot before opening the book because once you’re taken on the ride it is hard to get off.”
David Swinson, author of The Second Girl and Trigger

  • Divine Justice

    "Staccato prose moves the action along at machine-gun pace reminiscent of classic hard-boiled mysteries. [....] fans of George V Higgens and James Ellroy are sure to have a blast."
    Publishers Weekly

    "The tension ratchets up with each page and the plot unspools towards its rousing, raucous and stunning conclusion!”
    The Mysterious Book Report

    “A no-nonsense thriller, with an intoxicating and smart protagonist in Rae Valentine. Be sure to find a comfortable spot before opening the book because once you're taken on the ride it is hard to get off.”
    David Swinson, author of The Second Girl and Trigger

  • DEATH AND THE AFTER PARTIES – A MEMOIR

    “If you have loved, lost or grieved this memoir will resonate deeply. As Joanne searches for a new place in her changed world, she reminds us that especially in our darkest moments we need to embrace our vulnerability in order to find strength and courage.”
    – Tracy Going, best-selling author of Brutal Legacy
     
    “This compelling, gritty, surprisingly funny memoir, is exactly what we need to read in these grim times.” 
    – Helen Moffett, best-selling author of Charlotte

From The Blog

The rise of African Zines

Print was long the natural habitat of African literature but online literary magazines are emerging as a new home for the continent’s countless stories an essay by Joanne Hichens The past decade witnessed a boom of online platforms showcasing African creativity. This fast-growing online culture has resulted in a wealth of

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A harrowing journey in search of answers

“The need for answers has obsessed me over the last 10 years,” Liz McGregor said at a recent Cape Town launch of Unforgiven, her book about the murder of her father, Robin McGregor. Slight, with a porcelain complexion framed by dark hair and dressed in a blue dress printed with red flowers, she

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Joanne Hichens

Joanne Hichens reflects on the lighter side of life with wicked humour, but just as fearlessly exposes the dark side. As a child, books were her refuge, particularly those where good and evil fought it out till justice was served and the world was once more aligned. As a writer, whether of crime fiction or memoir, she explores, and delights in, this fragile equilibrium. 

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